With the weather this weekend, I didn’t get an opportunity to take out my Nikon D7100. The downside to this time of year is the short days. I work a regular 9-5, so my photography opportunities are constricted to weekends. I love the winter, but excited for the longer days. Now that we are in January the days are slowly getting longer.
I took all my pictures this weekend while I was skiing. I used my Iphone 5s, taking out different times while I was outside. I love my D7100, yet I will not bring it out in the weather. It is still a new camera, and with my luck, I’d fall on it the first time I went out. It took me so long to save up the money to buy this camera, that the last thing I want to do is break it. The pictures that I took are simple, but they do capture the essence of my weekend at the mountain.
We didn’t have bluebird days, but it still had its own brand of beauty. Fog hung over the hill, moving from place to place in great curtains. Ice from the snow guns clung on the rocks and on the trees. visibility was low and it was surreal watching the chairs come out of the fog as I rode up the mountain. The fog added a mysterious element, that I really enjoyed.
I have found that my cell phone takes decent pictures. Over the last few years I have gotten some incredible shots. Truth is you don’t always have time to set up the big camera. Compacts and cell phones are convenient to capture those small moments. For me its good when I’m dangling 50 feet from the ground from a chairlift. With skis poles and gloves, a camera would just be another thing to juggle. The phone camera allows to snap quick pictures
Hope that you enjoy the photography, and have a wonderful week everyone!