But if you know what you're doing and use a strong sun in a cloudless sky as part of your composition, and adjust exposure accordingly, you could be onto a winner. With fresh snow on the ground, back-lit by the sun's golden rays, you are shooting into fields of diamonds.
Today - for the first time in weeks, Warsaw enjoyed several hours of unbroken sunshine. It behoved me to drop everything, wrap up warm, take the cameras and head off for a 90 minute walk around Jeziorki.
|Corner of ul. Achillesa and Nawłocka.|
|Looking down the line towards W-wa Jeziorki station|
|Ul. Dumki, with the Jeziorki wetlands - frozen over - to the right|
|The new retention pond between ul. Dumki and Trombity|
|Sunset at home. The day's now an hour longer than a month ago.|
All photos taken with Nikon D3200, ISO 100, 10-24mm zoom, polarising filter. The battery, which I charged last Saturday morning, packed up an hour into my walk (it has spent 15+ hours in sub-zero temperatures over the past week). I switched off the camera, popped the battery into my trouser pocket, and it returned to life within a few minutes, and was good for the rest of the journey. Nikon camera batteries are to be recommended. However, the battery meter on the D3200 is poor compared to the D80. The latter offers a five-bar graphic display as to battery life, along with detailed information in the menu as to the percentage of life left in it. The D3200 just has a three-bar graphic display and no detailed menu information. "What can you expect of an entry-level camera?" Nikon will reply. The cost of improving this is minimal, but the competitive edge it will offer compared to Canons and Sonys makes is worth implementing.
This time last year:
Warsaw - Ready For Winter
This time three years ago:
Łazienki park, glorious midwinter
This time four years ago:
At the Rampa - work stops
This time five years ago:
Polecamy MROŻONKI - old-school retail