The Daily Focal Point

December 25, 2008

Snow Days

Filed under: Uncategorized — cabenelson @ 11:17 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
I know you’re probably all sick of seeing more pictures of snow, but living full time in California makes you realize how much you love this stuff. We’re expecting to get another 3-4 feet of snow in the mountains by the end of tomorrow! (Which I will be fully taking advantage of when I go skiing on Saturday)

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Again, at my parent’s property… it’s just such a beautiful place

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I love this picture. All I wanted to do was capture snowflakes in mid fall. It’s insanely hard to do unless you have a black background to make them stand out. The blackness behind is water from our ponds. It’s so amazing to me that each one has a different pattern.

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This is my self portrait. I noticed how good looking in my snow gear as I walked by the glass door. 🙂 Actually, I just liked that it was translucent with the big tree in the background.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday and spent time with family. I have realized that family is one of the only things that truly matters in this world. A career, money, homes, etc. can’t compare to the importance and love that you can feel from your loved ones. In times of uncertainty (like these) the only things that really matter is family, beliefs, and charity.
Okay, I just stole that line from a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book 🙂 (not really)

OH! My wonderful wife gave me a new lens and I’ve been loving it. I’ll post some pics with it soon!

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3 Comments »

  1. Nice captures! That top photo doesn’t even look real…it looks like some fantasy snow world. 🙂

    Yay for the new lens! I’ve got a new 50mm coming in the mail!! I’d like to ask, what tripod do you use? I got one for Christmas, but not sure I’m sold on it.

    Comment by KJ — December 26, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  2. KJ-
    To be honest, my opinion on tripods is that you really don’t need an expensive one. Most of the tripods function and work the same way, it just depends on the type of material that’s used. My wife gave me a $40 Phillips tripod 4 years ago and it’s still working great for me. However, in your case as you’re traveling a lot, you might NEED something that is more heavy duty. I really like the SLIK 615, it’s a little pricey but it has titanium legs but it’s still SUPER light!

    Comment by cabenelson — December 26, 2008 @ 10:22 pm


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