Five years of driving in Colorado winters is great preparation for times like this in Seattle:
40.0 mm || 1/800 || f/4.2 || ISO100 || NIKON D7000 Seattle, Washington, United States
Last week ((November 22-24th)) Seattle got an amazing 2-5″ of snow.
Unfortunately, while I can get around with such practice, my experience is unable to magically transport itself into others. Thus I am still stuck in a city that can’t clear roads with drivers who still do stupid things:
The snow started in earnest Monday morning. We were in a cold snap the previous weekend, so I was pretty sure the snow would stick. I left work early on Monday so I wouldn’t get stuck in the traffic, which turned out to be a good call. I heard it took some people as long as 12 hours to get home.
I decided to work from home on Tuesday, which was a good call as things remained frozen overnight and I heard it was a nightmare to get to work.
35.0 mm || 1/800 || f/4.2 || ISO100 || NIKON D7000 Seattle, Washington, United States
Meanwhile, I commuted five minutes on foot my local Starbucks and camped out.
18.0 mm || 1/50 || f/3.5 || ISO640 || NIKON D7000 Seattle, Washington, United States
For the first time in 15 years ((says the lunch lady)), the Colorado School of Mines has a snow day.
Due to severe weather and treacherous driving conditions, Colorado School of Mines will close today (March 26) at noon.
And it really wasn’t a full day either, just a half day. Still, I somehow feel my college experience is now more complete. Rumors are circulating that tomorrow may also be a snow day, but I have my doubts.
We got a surprise snow on Monday that caught most people off guard. I think it only snowed an inch or so in the Denver area, but we got at least eight inches up here in the foothills (which is at least 500 feet higher in elevation).
I tried a couple of new editing techniques on these sets of photos. The first involves how I adjust the exposure and black settings to maximize the contrast ratio. Ideally, there is at least one black pixel and and least one white pixel. I also tried using a new workflow process where I export from Lightroom into Photoshop and then use Smart Sharpen in Photoshop to, uh, sharpen the image smartly.