Saturday, February 2, 2013

Into the Mist


As I mentioned yesterday, the weather in New England has been crazy the last week. It simply can't make up its mind. A rather frazzled me took Kiddo to his skiing lessons on Wednesday evening, and it unexpectedly became the escape I needed.

From the time we woke up that morning, I could barely see the hand in front of my face. Driving in it was a little stressful at times, but it was eerily beautiful...like the landscape needed to close its eyes for a day.

While Jared navigated his way around the slopes with his instructor, I took the free time to experiment with my new camera. Even though I got it for Christmas, I have decided to keep calling it 'new' until I've figured it out to my satisfaction. I just realized that could be a while. Because everything was so foggy anyway, I let the camera autofocus, then switched to manual and experimented with the fine focus. I liked how I could create shapes rather than crisp outlines and glowing orbs instead of lights.

I met another mom, chatted, snapped away, and overall really enjoyed myself. I'm learning to identify and enjoy those little moments of respite from the hustle and bustle of the everyday. Until it started pouring rain at the end. Then, rather awkwardly, I ran inside with my camera under my sweater. It was really attractive, I'm sure.


11 comments:

  1. Wow it looks cold but so beautiful!

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  2. Great photos, they have a bit mysterious atmosphere. We found your blog through Meet & Greet Blog Hop and we really like it.

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to experience. I just spent some time reading your blog...it's SO cool and eclectic!

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  3. hi, i'm following the "meet and greet" blog hop . i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follow bev

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  4. Looks like a fun but cold time! Visiting from Simple Things Sunday! Have a happy day!

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  5. well your experiments with the camera have proven very successful! love the photos...I can even feel the temps!!!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
    cold here in Pa too!

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  6. Love that top photo! It captures the cold beauty of your day perfectly! I'm glad I found your site via Simple as That! Nice site!

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  7. Love these photos. I just love the blurr you have going on here.

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  8. Oh, those pics so perfectly capture a New England winter day ... I love them, especially that last one! :)

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  9. Such great photos...I'm in love with that first shot! I'd love to feature you in my simple things roundup this weekend if that's ok? :) Happy thursday to ya! Rebecca

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