If Spring is Just Around the Corner..

by | Feb 28, 2020

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

…so why does it still feel like Winter?

Last week I wrote a post called Is it Car Show Season Yet? in which I bemoaned the fact that while the groundhog said otherwise, it still feels a lot like winter and has proven to be a challenge for this photographer, just doing some photographer-things that I needed and wanted to do.

Reviewing the Nikon D780 for Shutterbug was a challenge because of the cold snowy weather during the time I had the equipment on loan. I missed February Cars & Coffee and ended up shooting in yet another car museum, in the case Parker, Colorado Vehicle Vault Galley, where today’s featured image of a 1925 Lincoln was made. Look for a link to the review when the review runs on Shutterbug‘s site. But it feels like I have beaten car museum shooting tips to death this Winter and want to do something different.

How I made this shot: This original Town Car was photographed with a Nikon D780 and VR 24-120mm f/4.0 G lens at 75mm, with an exposure of 1/60 sec at f/4 and ISO 4000. It was shot using the camera’s green mode, which is the only way to access its Auto ISO setting. (You can read my review of the camera on Shutterbug’s website.)

I received a series of Laowa lenses to test and can’t finish my testing because shooting outdoors has been physically challenging for me. Several times when shooting outdoors with the Nikon D780, even when wearing gloves, my fingers became numb; I didn’t like that feeling.

I also received a series of Sigma lenses for Canon M-mount and while I’ve done better with being able to shoot these lenses than the Laowa’s, even recording a vlog for this site, I still want to do more, mainly because I really like shooting with Canon’s EOS M6 Mark II.

So temporarily for this blog, I’m going back to a twice weekly posting schedule with new posts appearing on Tuesday and Thursday until the weather warms up. Thanks for being patient and thank you for following this blog.

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Along with photographer Barry Staver, Joe is co-author of Better Available Light Digital Photograph that’s now out-of-print but new copies are available from Amazon for $21.88 with used copies starting at $4.09. For some reason, the Kindle price is really high.