The driveway I plowed through my back yard with my car.
The sinking sun casts long shadows over the pure white pasture.
An Icicle glistens off the barn roof.
After nightfall, seeing it was an unusually clear skyt, I decided to try something new.
I put the S5 pro in "M" (manual), set the focus manually to infinity (the "8"-looking symbol on the lens), set the aperture fully open, the shutter to 15 seconds, and the shutter delay to 2 seconds (to prevent shake)
Orion guards the wintry landscape.
Pleiades at 30 seconds. The best way to view these pictures is to right click, save image as... and view on your PC. zoom in and you will see that the earths rotation has blurred the constellations. Zoom in further an you will see thousands of stars that are farther away and less blurred. zoom in more and you will see millions of little dots... stars you will never see with the naked eye. When I came inside and looked at the photos on my computer, it took my breath away.
The heauens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy worke.
The next day after the storm, some of the folks from church gathered for a time of fellowship and old-fashioned sledding fun. I took about half with the D3000 and half with the S5 Pro. I had the exposure set wrong on the S5, and the snow was just a glaring white background, but I managed to recover most of the photos sufficiently with post processing.
It was a beautiful day for a drive out to Akron Falls Park
People busily relocated the whiteness off their driveways.
When I got to the park, the gently falling snow gave me a great photo op on the trunk of my car. I wish I'd had a macro lens!
And here is a selection of sledding pics
Dave Leib was the jump-builder.
Austin check out the jump on a board.
Pastor Pawley whizzes down the hill on his favorite tube.
We all had a blast! But the day isn't over just yet...
Check back often for more photos of Snowy Saturday.