|Distant Pasture Snow|
There are several factors which control how falling snow appears. I discussed some of these in a previous article. They include the intensity of the storm, the size of the flakes, the wind velocity, and the shutter speed, but one factor that I didn’t discuss is worth considering. The distance from the subject and the focal length of the lens required to pull that subject close can have a striking effect on the apparent intensity of the snow fall. It is all about the volume of falling snow that veils the subject.
|Chesterfield Post Office|
|45 Feet, 32mm Lens|
|480 Feet, 180mm Lens|
By the time the squall had moved on, I had made my point and also had enjoyed the full effect of the rest of those soft, lazy flakes.