Fun with Nikon

Bitterly cold winds blew through Whatcom County a couple of days ago…but no snow.  Meteorologists promised, and for a while some flurries got my hopes up…but there was no snow.   I had been hoping to take pictures with my new Nikon D90.

30 minutes south in Skagit County, however, so much snow fell that a stretch of the freeway was closed after dozens of people abandoned their cars, and snow plows couldn’t get through to clear the roads.  Fellow co-workers in the area spent hours digging themselves out, and schools were closed.  David got some great snow pictures.  But, not me.  Not up in poor old Whatcom County.

Today I finally made it down to Skagit County, and there was still plenty of snow.  (Yay!) Ironically, it was the icicles that caught the attention of my camera on its first photo walk and not the snow.   You can see by the shape of the icicles that Skagit County must have had its share of cold winds.  I loved the formations!

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19 comments on “Fun with Nikon”
  1. Emily Gooch says:

    I see you are doing some amazing things with your new camera. Great shots Jolene. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Emily. I’ll be getting some more practice in Ireland soon! That’s what I’m really looking forward to. 🙂

  2. I really like the second shot for how the sun has captured the edge of the snow (and how you can see the flare).

    1. Thanks David! It was flare I actually liked this time, so I kept it.

  3. EternalForms says:

    All wonderful photos. Congrats on the new Nikon D90. How do you like it so far? I really love mine …

    The first two shots are cool (no pun intended) because they show that the wind also had a part in forming the icicles – all bent and twisted. Sorta odd, but they remind me of the teeth you see on those freaky deep sea angler fish! I really like the last shot, though, because of the shadows on the red wall. Very nice!

    1. Thank you for your comments, Joseph! I actually saw an old hand reaching out towards me…I know, a little creepy! I like the teeth idea..but I suppose that’s also a little scary. 🙂

      I am loving the Nikon! Unfortunately, I’ve had a terrible cold most of the time I’ve had it, so I’m anxious to get over it and out shooting.

  4. Three very nice shots! Good job!!!

  5. Really nice to see the ice among what looks like a really warm day with the shadows and blue skies. The top one is my favorite.

    1. The top one is also my favorite, Martina! It actually wasn’t too cold that day – perfect day for a photo walk.

  6. Wow, those icicles look dangerous. Like the second and third photos – the colour contrasts again.

    1. Thank you, Lisa. Believe me, I stood at a safe distance. Even though I was sure I’d be okay, I still had visions of one icicle coming down and then suddenly the whole line of them!

  7. Jan says:

    Stunning photographs with your new new Nikon! I love all 3 of them.
    And thank you for adding me to your blogroll – I am honored!

    1. Thank you, Jan! More than happy to add you – you have some great work!

  8. I agree with Mike.

    That first shot is really nice, Jolene! Wait, I like the second one too, especially the sunlight reflecting off on top.

    1. That was the first time I’ve ever gotten “flare” to look like how I wanted! So, the second shot is special – but the first is also still my favorite.

  9. Mike says:

    I like the angles on the icicles in the first shot. I think you and the D90 are going to be very happy together. 🙂

    1. Oh, we will Mike…I feel a song coming on…”So happy together!!” 🙂

  10. nigel says:

    nice photos, shadows on the last are my favourite 🙂

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