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Out in the Snow with the DP3 Merrill

I’m forcing myself to do a couple things this weekend. First—not do any AbbVie work (I really needed a break). Second—start to learn to use my camera in less than ideal conditions. So those conditions happen to be bright winter sun, temperature in the teens, and a 20 mph wind that makes you think it’s still damn cold. Which it is. 

What I found most fascinating about my little tour around the yard was how much snow we’ve accumulated over this winter. It’s not that we’ve had much in the way of major storms (I think probably a half foot at the most on any one day), but the fact that it started snowing in November and hasn’t really stopped. And we’ve had nothing approaching a thaw. That means that we’ve got some 3-4’ drifts still hanging out with snow that’s probably a few months old. Crusty, but not crusty enough to hold me. 

But before I got outside, I got to take a couple shots of my favorite model. CJ’s just hanging out on the couch, happy to be safe and warm. Well, I dragged his sorry spotted butt outside too! I’m not going to be the only one suffering...


So, we start with some shadows and snow abstracts—we’ve got those aplenty!


I call this one ‘Good Connection’.


Now we come to Angel, who’s patiently waiting to be bred. She’s visiting us from the far off land of Pennsylvania! She’s a Carmen x Thriller puppy—the jewel of Jim and Ethel Buzzard.


And I really like this one in B/W as well


With the pointer (who will not be siring this litter!). This is just a demonstration to let everyone know that I’ve still got some work to do with regards to the camera operation—Angel was supposed to be in focus and CJ was going to be OOF with his dreamy spots fading into the snow. Great conceptual idea—it just lacked execution. :-)


This gives you an idea of the snow that’s been blowing and drifting around here.


And finally, this was the only green I could find.

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