I was laid up ill for most of last week. This week I’m feeling a lot better but still not 100%. I did however manage to get out for a brief (very chilly) walk on Wednesday. It’s been below zero here for the past week, even during the day.
I headed up the hill to the top of our small village. Then past one of the local farms and up an old lane. That’s where I came across this old chap walking his dog and had a brief chat – about the weather – what else. As I watched him head off with his dog, admiring his balance on the ice, I took this shot.
I used a Panasonic G9 with Leica 12-60 lens. It’s a handheld exposure of 1/200” at f/8.0 and ISO160. I made the RAW conversion using DxO PhotoLab and applied a few adjustments with the Nik Collection.
The Week’s YouTube Video
This week’s video looks at creating a black and white conversion in Affinity Photo using the black and white adjustment layer (https://youtu.be/Mm5K2iX7nQY). The approach is simple but it’s something that a lot of people overlook.
As this is probably my final post of 2022, I’ll end by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
4 thoughts on “Photographing the First Signs of Winter”
Such a wonderful photo, Robin.
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too.
Very reminiscent of a James Ravilious photograph.
Thank you. I can understand why you say that given the rural connection. A big honour.