Norestah’ Hits Massachusetts

Boston metro area residents cope with the first major Northeaster winter storm of 2011. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe staff)

Behind the Scenes:

It is a fact – weather is news. Especially in New England!

Today, I didn’t have to travel too far for images. I pretty much stayed in my neck of the woods and got plenty to work with. In contrast with the last storm that hit the area, residents heeded the official advise and a lot of people stayed home.

Because I was shooting in the snow I had to either open up my aperture or slow down my speed in order to allow in more light.

The camera will easily be fooled into darkening the image because all the white in the frame. Remember: Cameras are so smart they are dumb!

Tech Stuff: Two camera bodies as always.

  • Two lenses: a 24-70mm 2.8 and 80-200mm 2.8.
  • I also had a 1.4TC on the telephoto that I usually do when I know I’ll be making images outside. ISO 250, speeds 1/250th to 1/100th of a second.
  • Apertures 3.5 to 8.0 depending on the situation.
  • Mode: aperture priority to begin with … and as I usually do then Manual Mode.