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Friday, December 20, 2013

It's Snowing! White Christmas?

It's snowing again! Just managed to get home from dropping my wife off at work and came home. Pulled out the D300s/70-200mm VRII and proceeded to take a couple of snaps of the snow-covered branches. They're beautiful. It was predicted to become rain in the afternoon, but the white stuff is still coming down. At one point while we were driving out to Guildford, the snow built up to a crescendo and it was coming down pretty hard for what we consider BC snow.

I hope one day to get a 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens to show just how beautiful the close-up snow can actually be. Though it freaking sucks for driving in. This stuff is wet snow...which makes for great compacting and is perfect snowball-snow unlike the dry powdery stuff. These type of snowballs can hurt.

There is always one thing that has always fascinated me about snow and that's how it lays on the branches. It's worth the $899.00+tax to pick up a decent macro lens - I'm going to stick with the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor VR

Looking forward to January - 2nd payment for the 600mm tipping the pendulum towards majority ownership of the 600mm f/4 lens with Christian Sasse. Last payment being in May and the possibility of my wife getting her Sigma 50-500mm (so she can join me on wildlife shoots) and for myself - either a 105mm or getting the Lee soft Grad ND filters to start with. 2014 is going to be a great year.


  1. Just a heads up, there is a Photography shop in Surrey (a Nikon approved dealer) that sell the 105mm VR for under $800. Hope you don't pay MSRP for it!

  2. Thanks for the heads-up. Robert. :) The name of the place wouldn't happen to have the initials P.E.?