A winter storm approaches

Nikon D800, 1/125 sec., f/8.0, ISO 400, 14mm

Nikon D800, 1/125 sec., f/8.0, ISO 400, 14mm

This was the day that I went out shooting a little unprepared. Little did I know that it would eventually rain freezing rain. Coupled with strong winds, it was not the most ideal condition to be shooting in. Nevertheless, I kept shooting because I already made the effort to come to the park.

But enough about me. Let’s talk about the families that came to the park with a photographer to take family photos. As I was making my way back to my car, I see at least three families (related to each other) come out into the cold. The freezing rain had stopped but there was still some precipitation, not to mention the cold. For reasons unknown to me, this photographer thought it would be a great idea to keep going with this family photoshoot session. There was a little girl dressed up in a pretty skirt, and parents dressed nicely without their jackets. I overheard one person mention that he thought the family photoshoot was a great idea, thinking it was in a studio!

Meanwhile I looked like a mess covered in ice, with all my photography gear covered…like what you see here:

Camera gear after shooting in the freezing rain.

Camera gear after shooting in the freezing rain.

I just hope she was able to get some decent shots with all the family members. I gather she could have made things easier on herself had she opted to shoot on another day when the weather was a little less…freezing.

4 replies
  1. Joanna L.
    Joanna L. says:

    Freezing rain is quite beautiful even though it covers your gear. mother nature’s own glitter.

    Or maybe another selection of location. perhaps an indoor one.

  2. Taku Kumabe
    Taku Kumabe says:

    Haha, yes you’re right. The glitter is nice when it’s not on your gear. I prefer outside shoots myself though! 😉 You should comment on my other post for a free photobook; I don’t think you have yet!

  3. Helen
    Helen says:

    Dude! How the heck do you find the time to blog so frequently? In any case, it’s awesome. Hope you’re staying warm. 🙂

  4. Taku Kumabe
    Taku Kumabe says:

    Haha, thanks Helen! And thanks for dropping by! I’ve secretly committed to myself to posting at least once a day for 2015. But now that I wrote this here, it’s not so much of a secret. It’s time consuming, yes, but am finding it quite satisfying. It’s still not as warm as it should be here but hopefully things will change once Spring rolls around tomorrow! Happy and safe travels to you Helen!

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