Undersky Snow

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 17 2013

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Low Tide Crossing

Got out yesterday for a jaunty five-hour walk. An estimated dozen miles atop the new hiking soles, stepping over pavement, sand, heaving boulders, slippery shore-rocks, and piles of crab-bits. Yep. An entire strip of the low-tide beach, perhaps two-yards wide, was seemingly composed of nothing but clamshells, seaweed, and thousands of crab legs, crab claws, crab carapaces. Seagulls abounded.

Perhaps three hours of 34-degree snow. I will admit a preference for 28-degree precipitation because once the camera cools to that point the ice simply bounces off or hangs out. At 34 though, it sticks, melts, coats, menacingly pools in unnerving places.

But alas, I have faith in my gear. It’s the same stuff brazen war photographers sling through third-world mud and howling dust tempests, through gunfire and blood rain. Four years of heavy service with nary a hiccup.

February continues.

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