February 9, 2017

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Today was the biggest storm of the winter  – a lot of places were closed – and we took advantage of a snow day to hunker down and recharge.  It’s amazing to reflect on winters we spent in Anchorage where 8-12 inches of snow had far less impact on our daily lives.  But as a colleague said recently, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.”  Anything is manageable with the right equipment.

Despite the gray skies, there is a certain brightness that comes with a snow storm and the reflected light in the hallway caught my attention.  I intended to capture several views of that hallway, focusing on light and shadow.  It proved more challenging than what I imagined the exercise to be – mostly because of the restrictions of using a single focal length – a 50 mm lens on a camera with a 1.6x crop factor acts more like an 85mm lens and gets tricky in tight spaces.  Once I got passed the limitations and altered my expectations, I began to see opportunities for more interesting angles and in the details.

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