The Difference the Light Makes

The snow continued to fall on Friday as Deborah and I attempted to get acclimated here in the UK. Unfortunately, the base closed and this prohibited our efforts to finish necessary business. 

During this time, I captured a couple shots of the trees covered in the freshly fallen snow. The camera sees all the white and attempts to underexpose the image. Therefore, I had to compensate for that and I increased the exposure by +2/3 and +1.

Later that same day, I caught a couple more shots as the sun began to set. I had to change the white balance from Auto to Shade. The auto setting tries to balance all the color in the image. Therefore, certain colors are diminished. Setting the camera to Shade warms the image which is very effective during sunsets. The natural warm color produced by the evening sun is enhanced.

A New Season Begins

This blog has historically been dedicated to issues regarding my images. However, as the family and I embark to the United Kingdom, I will incorporate our adventures here as well. There will be a photographic aspect to the stories. So, let me know what you think as you read the blog. Unfortunately, my inaugural (I’m still reeling from the euphoria of 20-Jan) entry does not include in photos.

The day has come. After months of preparation and planning, we went to Mom-Avis and Daddio’s house waiting for the shuttle. Not to my surprise, nearly, everyone came to the house. We took pictures and chronicled the last few minutes we’ll be together.

The only thing that would’ve made this complete is to have my parents and brother present as well.

Nevertheless, after a series of tearful good-byes, Erica & Deborah re-enacting the Color Purple scene where Celie and her sister mimic patty cake, Jordyn, Deborah, and I boarded the SuperShuttle and headed to the airport on Monday afternoon.

The plane ride was smooth and uneventful which is always good. We arrived at Heathrow at approximately 5:45 AM. As soon as we gathered our luggage and headed towards the exit, we saw Andrew, our driver, holding a sign with our name on it.

The weather was just below freezing as we navigated through the snow for approximately 90 miles from Heathrow Airport until we arrived at the Britannia Inn. There isn’t much to see out here as this area is very rural.

Nevertheless, our adventure begins so stay tuned…