Photo(s) of the week: Snow & Golden Sunset

Last week’s sunset photo of the week kinda sucked, so this week I’m giving you two photos (mainly because I couldn’t decide which one I like the most).

I spent like 4 hours walking around in -8*C degrees (17*F) shooting with the Nikon D7000, which by the way, did quite well. Over 200 photos during 4 hours in freezing weather and it used only around 15% of the EN-EL15 battery, that’s not bad at all.

So, the first photo below was shot during a very golden sunset next to a frozen lake. I believe you call this kind of plant for “reeds” but I’m not sure. Doesn’t matter. When I saw how that golden light was hitting the reeds (?), I just had to take a backlit photograph of it. This was the best I could do.

The second photo is a building located on top of one of the highest points in the country where I’m currently on vacation for the Christmas holidays (in Scandinavia). It was begging for a black & white conversion, so I gave it one and I like how it turned out. Added a little bit of vignette as well.

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/350, 78mm (Sigma 70-200mm/2.8)
ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/250, 35mm (Nikkor 35mm/1.8)

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15 thoughts on “Photo(s) of the week: Snow & Golden Sunset”

  1. I like the first one. I’m not sure if it’s reeds, too! 🙂
    I am not going to pretend that I know much about photo art… When would you say that a capture “is begging” for a black and white?

  2. I love the reeds, they really stand out against the background. Makes me want to explore further..

    For the second pic, it will be good to see the actual shot against the black and white conversion.

  3. I love the second pic. The first one is pretty too, but the second one is breath taking.

    I am hoping to see the end of frigid weather here in the US soon. It hit too early for my tastes. ha/ha

  4. I really like the first one, rather than the second one, because the first one shows a lot of colors and texture to the photos. wonderfull


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