We enjoy our creek all year round, but it definitely takes on a life of its own in the winter. I braved the single digit temps last evening once the sun went down and went out to capture some "silky" water shots.
If there is too much light, the shutter will not stay open long enough, and the water will not be as smooth.
I shot this one in the morning, but it was already too light, so you can see the difference in the water.
The settings I used here were f/22, ISO 100, and the shutter speed was much faster at 1/4 sec. It really makes a difference, doesn't it?
After the below zero temps last night and single digits all day, I finally ventured out again tonight to see how much of it was frozen over. Pretty different from yesterday!
This is another spot farther down the creek.
The following two were taken with the Canon 50mm lens, and the settings were:
f/22, ISO 100 and .8 sec shutter.
Canon 50mm lens, f/18, .8 sec shutter
The creek was not the only thing that was frozen. Despite our best efforts, our water pipes were already frozen by about 3:30 am. We put a space heater in the crawl space, but we still had no water at 9:30 a.m. Finally, my husband decided to turn the heater around towards the tank and well filter and within 15 minutes, we had water. Thankfully, it didn't cause any damage and we are thankful the power has not gone out as our heat pump is the only source of heat.
Our kids have been out of school all week and will not go again tomorrow, so I think we're making up for our lack of snow and cold during Christmas. I always enjoy when they're home:-)
Stay warm and safe wherever you are!
I'll be joining: