A reminder/warning: don't let the winter fuel your GAS

wt21

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Aug 15, 2010
Looking at my recent pictures, got me thinking "hey, I wonder if a new lens/system switch would help"

Then I remembered what I promised to remind myself last year, about this time.

Winter is a terrible time to switch gear. Grey light is the main problem. Cloudy days. Drab, dead backgrounds. weather you prefer not to venture out in.

Don't let the winter trick you into changing gear! It's a fools errand. Your pictures will look better in the spring.

This public service message brought to you by Rolaids anti-GAS tablets

:)
 

entropic remnants

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Mar 3, 2013
John Griggs
You're quite right but I'm only picking up an X-E2 for the AF speed and EV comp dial improvements. My photos will be pretty much the same with the 16mp X-Trans as my OTHER 16mp X-Trans cameras, lol.

But you're quite right about the challenge of winter photography for many of us. I don't have my lovely "crutch" of the steel mill anymore so I'll be looking for other avenues myself.

That said, sometimes the winter light is very nice for some things. Yin and Yang.
 

Biro

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Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
With the onslaught of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (which only coincidentally resulted in my purchase of a Fuji X10), I have initiated a new policy that I aim to keep: For every new camera I buy, two cameras that I own must go. In this case, both my Sony WX300 and Oly TG-820 are now gone.
 
Nov 11, 2011
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
With the onslaught of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (which only coincidentally resulted in my purchase of a Fuji X10), I have initiated a new policy that I aim to keep: For every new camera I buy, two cameras that I own must go. In this case, both my Sony WX300 and Oly TG-820 are now gone.
some rule that is..... you could still buy 6 more cameras!
 

Tilman Paulin

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Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
On the plus side winter is also the time of late sunrises and early sunsets.
Very convenient for sleepyheads like myself and for catching a sunset before going home to a hot cup of tea/coffee...

If you're in a city you can take gritty city shots. The early darkness means wonderful opportunities to catch colorful city lights.
And throughout the day the soft light brings out colours and you don't have to worry about harsh sunlight...

At home you might have moody candlelight and nice Holiday decorations to play with...

Maybe invest in some new photographic gear like a warm coat, good gloves, warm boots, etc. instead of a new camera? ;)
(That being said, all the Holiday deals definitely make it hard to resist... :)

I quickly assembled a flickr set of shots taken in November-February. There's some I really like and which are definitely moodier than most of my "summer pictures".
In the words of Calvin and Hobbes: "There's treasure everywhere" :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tilman_paulin/sets/72157638386060735/
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
With the onslaught of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (which only coincidentally resulted in my purchase of a Fuji X10), I have initiated a new policy that I aim to keep: For every new camera I buy, two cameras that I own must go. In this case, both my Sony WX300 and Oly TG-820 are now gone.
Excellent policy, wish I would do something like that.
 

BBW

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
Tilman - thanks for that link! I've just begun looking but that first one of your wife (?) made a big grin spread across my face!

You're so right about winter for those of us who're in that season.
At home you might have moody candlelight and nice Holiday decorations to play with...
Last night I had my trusty X100 out to photograph a close up of a "mercury" candle... When I get my iPad Air or finally hook up by external hard drive for LR, we'll see how she turned out. Candle light is also oh so flattering!:wink:
 

Tilman Paulin

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Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
Tilman - thanks for that link! I've just begun looking but that first one of your wife (?) made a big grin spread across my face!

You're so right about winter for those of us who're in that season. Last night I had my trusty X100 out to photograph a close up of a "mercury" candle... When I get my iPad Air or finally hook up by external hard drive for LR, we'll see how she turned out. Candle light is also oh so flattering!:wink:
Thanks BB, glad you liked it! :) My wife doesn't always appreciate to be photographed (I'm not the best portrait photographer to begin with), but I love to have her in my photos :)
 
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BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
Well I think you're very good and she seems to me to be your muse. My husband puts up with everything I throw his way photographically - and I have some "doozies" of him. Not everyone has the self confidence to see themselves, but if they do it's a great thing.
 

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