Firstly, you should know I'm a horse girl...
We are enduring a cold spell here in Tennessee. The average nighttime temperature has been about 12 degrees. We've had a few snows, but definitely not as much as I would like. Everything has, for the most part, stayed frozen and, aside from making farm chores a bit more tedious, I am okay with it because it means no more mud :)
This morning, while out serving breakfast to the horseys, and being VERY cold, I observed the tiniest most delicate snowflakes falling onto them. They were standing so sweet and still, because they had their heads crammed into buckets of feed, of course, and I knew this was the perfect opportunity to grab my camera and try my luck at capturing a snowflake.
Naturally, by the time I made it back with my camera and new 35mm 1.8 macro, everyone was done with breakfast and on to the next thing. Not only did I make the switch from Nikon to Canon at the end of 2021, I upgraded to a mirrorless system and completely new lenses. I've used the 35mm macro very little, as the RF 70-200 2.8 is just my all around favorite for literally everything. Anyways, the moral of the saga is that I was very new to using this set up. These snowflakes were about the size of the very tip of a large Phillips head screwdriver. And now my subject was in motion. And because of my wide lens, hence closeness to my subject, my subjects' backdrops became very curious about this gadget I was chasing them around with shoved in their faces. But gosh, my canvases are adorable, so I forgive them for the added difficulty. It's the tricky moments that make us grow, right?
I chased horses around and focused my eyes (and my lens) so hard I almost couldn't see straight. Truthfully, I love any moment spent with my horses so even if the snowflakes were a flop it wouldn't be a total loss. Now, drumroll please! This is the result. Isn't God's creation magical?
Let me know what you think!