New Year's Day in the woods

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TonyTurley, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Went on my usual NYD hike yesterday morning, getting into the woods long before the First Day nature tours and 16K race started. It was frigid and frosty when I started, and windy and cold when I finished a bit after noon. You can see how heavy the frost was on the trees in the first photo. I didn't see a single person anywhere on the trails. Oh, how I love winter hiking! The first six were taken with the NEX-6 + Pen F 38/1.8, and the last two with the NEX-6 + MC Tele Rokkor 200/4.

    Tony

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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Good stuff TT.....my fav's would be 1, 3, and 4
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Wow, that looks chilly.
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Love the ice-in-the-creek shots Tony, Well done! :)
     
  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    love 5!
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    #5 for me :thumbup:
     
  7. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Great shots, love the old school rendering.
     
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks!
    It occurred to me as I was walking along the lake and streams that falling in would be a very bad thing.
    Thanks Jim.
    Thanks Chris.
    Thanks Nick.
    Thanks Chris.

    #5 is one of my favorites, too. I have several others similar to it that I took along the trails with the lens set on f/4. I was indeed going for the old school look, with the strong backlight and using the lens flare as a composition element.

    Tony