Tuesday, February 1, 2011

17:00 - I had a cool accident

Not the slip in the snow and get ice water in your skivvies kind of cool accident, fortunately. ;)  A photographic cool accident.

First, the gauge... oddly, it hasn't changed really since 16:00. What has changed is that I now need my flash to shoot.

 What I noticed was that the snow is actually accumulating against the *back* of my gauge.  See the previous post where I realized that I have it in a fairly sheltered spot.  For certain definitions of 'sheltered' in Chicago during a blizzard.
 The car doesn't look too bad.  If I had to move it, I could.  But I won't.
 Same with the fireplug.
The street is gone and there's not much traffic.  I think everyone's come home, parked their car and hid by this point. :)

But here's what was cool.  My camera stops stuff.  My flash is... meh.  It works well close up but gets weak in the middle ground and does nothing for anything in the background.  However, when you put all that in combination with a metric boatload of falling snow.... you can get a really cool effect.

It's a little Van Gogh's 'Starry Night', don't you think?


  1. OMG GHOST PHOTOS! ORBS! You must be in a vewwy scawwy pwace.

  2. Heh. I was kind of keen on how they came out. :)