And there was snow…

And there was snow by V-Light
28.12.2014 | Richtberg, Austria


Hello my dear friends,

Β  As you probably already know, i spend my Christmas in upper Austria…and there was snow…a lot of snow! πŸ˜€ In the next days i will upload some of the photos i took there before we return to the usual Vienna posts. So this was actually my first contact with snow after many years of seeing none in Greece. You can imagine that i was ecstatic but also really not well prepared! Thankfully i had my uncle lent me some warm gloves, hiking shoes and gaiters (German: Gamaschen, i finally managed to learn that word!πŸ˜‚) for not getting all wet, cause the snow at some parts of the mountain was knee high! I was ready for some serious action!

And there was snow_2 by V-Light

Β  It was still snowing relentlessly when we decided to go for a hike and while it was really beautiful it made taking photos very hard. I ended up taking most photos with my mobile phone (coming up on the next post) and only a few with my DSLR. My one and only Canon 60D is not really weather sealed so i couldn’t risk it. What do you use to protect your camera from getting all wet? Cause the umbrella sure didn’t work, with being windy and all that, my camera got covered in snow in a matter of seconds! I dared to take only a few shots, before putting it back in my backpack…but my uncle had enough time to snap a cool backstage photo 😎 Say, snowcovered-icy-cheeeeeeese!!!❆❆❆


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16 thoughts on “And there was snow…

    1. A plastic bag where i couldn’t see what i was shooting through? πŸ˜› I actually ordered a cheap rainsleeve thing from ebay, so i hope i’ll get some more snow to test it out when it arrives πŸ˜€

  1. Very nice, iΓ‘m so sad that here in the netherlands it’s only raining, so winter photography is out of the question here.
    Nice pics…
    greetings renΓ©

    1. Thank you RenΓ© πŸ™‚ I was living in Greece all my life so i can understand. These are my first ever snowy photos πŸ˜€ Doesn’t it snow in the Netherlands? One would think it should, since it’s so far up north.

      Best regards,

  2. Haha! πŸ˜€
    Quite funny! You’re probably the first person I ever saw using an umbrella against snow! Was it around 0 degrees, so that the snow was melting directly?
    I think your plastic bag might be the right decision to protect your camera. I never took photos when it snowed heavily – sight is normally quite limited. When the sun is coming out and sparkeling on the snow and the scenery is crowned by a big, blue sky – that’s really nice! πŸ™‚

    1. Hehe, oh well you know me, i like to be a trendsetter! πŸ˜› Now you will see everybody going out in the snowstorms with classy umbrellas and try to take photos with no great avail! You are right, it was not very cold and the snow was melting right away, which was really annoying. The visibility factor was another problem, normally from the mountain you have an amazing view and this time i couldn’t see anything. It kept snowing everyday during my stay so i’d come back with no photos at all if i waited for the sun to shine and give me some sparkling snow and blue sky πŸ˜€ That would have been amazing, i hope i’ll have better luck next time πŸ˜‰

  3. Love the shots but quite frustrating trying to get a good shot. I went to Scotland a while back and went out in the snow with a special plastic cover – covers the lens and camera body. I just had to keep wiping the lens. You can also get heavy duty covers but they are more cumbersome

    1. Thank you Diane! I have now bought a plastic cover, rainsleeve it is called and i was thinking to use a bigger/longer lens hood hoping that it will prevent anything falling into the lens. But i guess that would not work if the lens is facing upwards…

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