I’m getting this snow photography thing down. It’s always a little scary to take my gear into the elements and risk getting water on lenses or being too cold to adjust exposure/shutter speed or worst of all — accidentally slipping on ice and breaking my gear.
So far none of these things have happened, but it’s always good to prepare for shoots like this. As mentioned in a previous post, DC kinda freaks out when it snows so it’s a lot of fun to head out and explore the city. Things are quieter, and my favorite photo spots like Theodore Roosevelt Island are empty. It’s almost magical.
I set out for this adventure with my backpack and umbrella and camera with a fixed 50mm lens. I like this particular lens for wet environments because I don’t have to worry about water seeping into it like I might if I had a zoom lens. Less movement = less of chance for water to get inside the lens or camera body.
I wandered around the island, stopping very little. After hiking about for over an hour, I made it back into Virginia and took refuge in a Cosi to defrost, take off damp layers, and dry off my camera and myself. I’m pretty glamorous that way.