Brrr. It is cold. And I am a bit of a cold weather denier, as you can clearly see by what I wore today:
Yes, those are my bare legs in one (ONE!) degree weather.
am thought I was immune to cold weather, I went outside to take some pictures around the neighborhood to capture our recent snowfall and frigid skies. I did have enough common sense to change into jeans, but I left my gloves at home.
I made it a total of five minutes outside, or a walk to the end of the block and across the street, before returning inside.
I decided to play around a bit more with my Diana F+ Soft Telephoto 110mm lens I got for Christmas. I am not used to working with such a long lens so knowing where to place myself in relation to my subject was a bit of a challenge at first. Also still getting used to shooting in “adjusted manual” (as I like to call it) where I can only adjust the shutter speed and have no metering to go off of.
But, as always, I was up for the challenge.
And now a few sights from my quick, freezing walk, straight off my camera and on to the screen . . .
I love the shallow depth of field and the softness and bokeh, but still need more time to really use this lens to my advantage!
Now, to warm up . . .
Here’s the thing about mornings: we just don’t seem to get along as well as we used to. I have the best intentions of getting up at that first alarm and not having to rush, but usually it’s more like the third or fourth (or fifth or sixth if I’m really being honest). It’s not a relaxing time but rather a rushed fog.
Based on that fact alone, I knew it would be hard to capture any images during the morning. Even incredibly inane, boring ones. But I decided to strap on the low-fi diana lenses and capture my mornings for the blurry bags of crap they really are.
Before the alarm(s).
It’s hard to get up.
I spend a lot of time in front of my mirror/sink.
A scramble to find something wearable in the closet.