Valentine's Day For Me (Original Photography)

in #photography4 years ago (edited)


There are several reasons why St. Valentine's Day is one of my least favorite days of the year. According to what I've heard, it was more or less created by corporations in the USA as a way to increase sales–and it worked! A combination of guilt and expectation drive millions of couples to spend money on each other on this day. I wonder if they think to do things for each other when it's not a social requirement...

Take into consideration that I'm almost 40 and still single, and you may beegin to understand some of my dislike for this particular "holiday."

Die, cookie, die!

On the brigt side, I did find ways to make the day less emotionally crushing. When some of the ladies came over to brag about what their husbands/boyfriends got them to people in cubicles near me, I put on my headphones and found out that I can actually tune into Flamenco Radio at work! There's nothing like a little cante jondo to drown out unwanted conversation!

Moody Morsel Murder

The images aren't quite as high quality as I would like. It's hard to see from these reduced-resolution shots, but the 7D just can't handle low light like modern cameras can. Even at ISO 800, the images are noisy and the colors aren't accurate. I spent a lot of time in post production attempting to compensate for the limitations of my photographic toolkit.

Still, the results are good enough for my purposes.

In other news...

The cold is beginning to lose its grip. Today, the drive in was a balmy -8ºF (-22ºC) degrees and, when I got off work, the temperature was above zero! It was actually up to 17ºF (-8ºC).

Cold and Crystaline

The snow gets sparkly, as if it were diamond dust, when the temperatures are this cold. We even managed to get some whispy dust-like snow which, combined with the strong winds, made for some interesting driving.

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Oh wow, I've never been able to get the sparkle of the snow!
Hey, do you know how to see the posts of people you follow? Seems to be gone and I've been off of steemit for awhile

I've been using Steempeak, which has been a bit easier. They just updated the UI, though, and it's going to take some getting used to...


Steempeak had some nice fillets, too

A knife shadow! Pretty sure we have never had one of those in the Shadow Contest. To enter your photo simply drop the photo link onto the contest post here...

Haha ok. The shadow is definitely a part of the composition!

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I've never liked valentines day either, I don't need to be told when to spend money on someone I like! Dang that's cold weather up there! Even the balmy weather.

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