to behold the awesomeness. ^^ Settle down, it'll all be clear.
Don't pay no mind to the demons, they fill you with fear.
The trouble it might drag you down,
If you get lose you can always be found . . .
"Home" - Phillip Phillips :: [link]
I couldn't resist, I just had to add those lyrics here! I'm not sure if it's the photo itself or the fact that I just happen to be listening to the song at the moment, but I wanted them somewhere, so tada! [I had to try to ignore the urge to title this 'Home' after all... gwah, songs, why?? XD]
And, it's probably an over-killed song already [I really don't pay much attention to what's going on] but it helps to calm me down so... ^^
Anywho! If I may, I just looooveeeeee this photo soooo much!!!!
Here were my steps:
1. Focus the camera
2. Remove the camera from its focused spot and blow on it [which I'll get to in a second]
3. Throw the snow
4. Hope for the best
So, blowing on the lens is probably one of those things you're not supposed to do, but but, pretty pictures!! I actually think the first time it happened completely by accident, but out of curiosity I tried it again and a few other times [once resulting in some snow dropping on it which I was NOT happy about!]. It's the best when the very center is not fogged up [because otherwise you get a serious white out and no focusing abilities] so you just have fog off to the sides. Getting these "falling" snow photos was mighty tricky too - it probably would have helped to have someone nearby XD But oh well.
I cropped out about an inch or so off the right of the frame, it was a lot of empty space and this captured portion here highlights the effect as good as anything. Oh those globs of snow.
[Taken January 22.2013]