17-55mm f/2.8 Nikkor

Concord in the Blizzard of 2010

A couple shot by me out in the blizzard that snowed out the old year!


Blizzard 2010 -1-


Blizzard 2010 -1-

These were shot with my beloved Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G Nikkor Zoom Lens, what I call “The Bokeh-Maker.” Boy golly, do I love that lens. I couldn’t live without it!

Also on the camera that day, Cokin A121L Gradual Grey G2 Light Resin Filter. I can’t say enough good things about Cokin filters. My last New Year’s goal was to have images come out of the camera “more perfect/more complete” — be spending less time in PhotoShop. (Not that I’m any less delighted spending hours post-processing, but I wanted to up my skillz0rz.) I must say that the Cokin filters did as much for that result as “RTFM” did!

And, by Concord-local artist Robin Litwin, a shot of me out being crazy in the cemetery that day:


Blizzard 2010, Elisabeth Weir in, by Robin Litwin


Thanks, Robin!

Boy golly did my fingers hurt when I got home! I was not too far off from a nice case of frostbite! But a hot soak bath can cure all ills.