024/365 The Grass is always Greener AND/OR Everything on the Internet has to be True

January 24, 2013  •  1 Comment

024/365  Grass is always greener OR Everything on the internet is true024/365 Grass is always greener OR Everything on the internet is true

 

Day 24

It is winter, I should be in the snow, but I'm not. I wish I was. So even when covered in snow, the grass is greener in NY!

At home, in NY, it is plenty cold to fire up a snow machine. I found some information on the internet that said it was cold enough in the Carolinas to make snow too. With a pressure washer at the current tempurature and dew point I should be able to make snow. But I couldn't. Made a lot of ice. I covered my jacket in ice, covered the grass in ice, and I covered the steps back into the house with ice. No snow. Hey,  could other things on the internet be false?  Egads!

It could be the water I was using was too warm, and not enough minerals to get the ice formation going quickly. I may give it another try with more hose to cool the water before hitting the nozzle. I may also look for a nozzle that is a lighter mist. Where there is a will there is a way. Then my grass can be white, which makes it greener!

 

Photo info: Camera is off at a distance in rain gear hooked to my wireless remote receiver.  ISO 1600, f/2.8, 0.6s.   Triggered with the wireless transmitter in a ziplock freezer bag.  Also in the bag is my 580EX II flash.  Manually fired during exposure.

Lessons learned: Its hard to make snow.  Its easy to make ice.  Icy steps are dangerous. My flash triggered with the writeless transmitter isn't syncing with the camera at 1/60th.  You're never too old to playing with the water hose. 


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Michelle Drackett-Smisek(non-registered)
Love it (the commentary more than the photo itself.
Love that you are experimenting, too!
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