Last week, I went to the local part after the second snow storm of the week dumped an extra six inches of snow on top of the two feet that had landed earlier. I learned a harsh lesson about photographing snow that day: Don’t bother. It’s impossible to expose it AND still keep the detail in it. It’s either drab and gray, or bright white and blown out.
Looking at the meta data now, I see a couple of things I could have done better. For starters, I should have lowered the ISO back down to 200, and then gone with a slower shutter speed than 1/6400. That would allow me to bump up my aperture to something that might gather more detail.
Ah, well, live and learn.
I did like this picture, just for the chuckles it gave me. There was nothing floating on that lake behind the sign that day. Or for the next week. And counting…