The weather has been damn cold. That’s usual for Ohio in January and I don’t expect much of a break until March. I’ve still been out looking for photos. Snow, cold, dim light, early evenings – it all changes the dynamics of what I usually do.
So I see this jet coming in low and slow on it’s approach to the airport in Columbus, Ohio. The snow is flying and I try the photo anyhow. It came out looking like a pencil sketch.
Watching it approach reminded me of a hawk I had photographed a few weeks ago that was seemingly suspended in mid-air as it waited to catch it’s prey.
I’m happy with this photo, but it’s not what I want. The idea in my head is a truck coming down the road with the lights hitting the rain. This photo does get me one step closer to that idea though.
I now know I need better positioning closer to the road. I need to switch to the 40mm or 50mm. Bumping up the ISO from 3200 to 6400 will probably work, especially with the 50mm that can open up one more stop than the 40mm.
Of course, safety is a concern so I’ll be scouting out a better spot.
This was a fun shoot with the challenges presented. An umbrella is new mandatory photo gear. The rain changes everything and all that’s required for the effect is a bad day and an umbrella to keep the camera from getting rain on the lens.