February 9, 2017
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.