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Monday, November 12, 2012

First Snow: an Unexpected Picture

     The first snow of the season arrived this morning. While my daughter was getting ready for school, I stepped outside to see if I could get a decent picture or two. One photo gave me a surprise at first look.

The light level was low enough, that early, that the camera's flash went off automatically. Most of the snowflakes show as short white streaks. But some of them were oriented in just the right way to throw the light of the flash directly back to the camera, as if they were tiny mirrors. That created "blobs" of pure white, of different sizes, that you can see scattered thruout the image.

Some snowflakes washed out their own images with the light they threw back.
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