We got a pretty intense snow storm this past weekend. We ended up with about half a foot of snow on Saturday. I went out during a slight lull in the storm Saturday afternoon to take a couple of pictures. Unfortunately, the lull didn’t last very long, and by the time I made my way out to the duck pond, it had started up again.
With my normal camera settings, I was able to barely make out the falling snowflakes. I decided to try slowing down the shutter speed a little bit in order to blur the falling snow. The picture above was taken at 1/25 seconds. The one below was taken at 1/60 seconds.
I really like the blurring effect the slower shutter speed gives. Unfortunately, it also introduces a little more camera shake as well, especially since both of these were taken at the full 20x zoom.