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Finally the snow has come to Switzerland: 

However: Depending on the weather / light conditions or / and how much snow there is on our photo, we have an exposure problem and very often our setter is too dark and the snow grey. The simplest way to correct this is with the use of the +/- button and / or wheel on our camera, which allows us to correct the exposure with the camera set on A. 

The above series with Joy looking down on a small nature reserve was taken this morning with a small Fuji camera, while it still snowed. The photo on the left is without correction, the middle one on + 1 and the one on the right on + 2. The background on the photo on the right is already a bit too washed out for my taste, so something like + 1.7 would have been nice, but the setter is red, the moss on the tree green and the snow in the foreground white and with detail.

For further reading have a look here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_compensation

I hope nobody is offended by me posting this: Believe me, I have a lot of dark Joy's on grey snow on my hard disk… 

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Comment by James Doran on December 28, 2014 at 10:48am

No such thing as darkness when Joy is around, Cornelia!  However, I get your drift!

Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on December 28, 2014 at 3:58pm

Would that be a snowdrift, James??

Comment by James Doran on December 28, 2014 at 5:09pm

You know me so well, Myra!

Comment by Finding_Beau on December 28, 2014 at 8:59pm

Dear Cornelia

One of my passions is photography. I was hoping to be involved with the ES photography group. It would be good if this group became active again. My biggest enemy is Time! I found your blog very interesting. I believe each photo of Joy, whether adjusted or not, gives a different "energy" though the first photo possibly obscures her too much. It is my personal opinion that some photographers go too far with Photoshop. Imperfections can create something different and special.

It is no wonder Joy is so active with all the adventures you take her on. My English Setters would love the snow. I wish we had more snow in Australia - would get rid of the snakes and the ticks!

I look forward to reading more of your photography blogs showing your beautiful Joyful. xxxxxxxxx

Comment by Cornelia on December 29, 2014 at 1:50am

Thank you for your nice comments. I was thinking of trying to activate the camera corner group again, Susan; the greatest enemy as you say probably is time. Jarno who started the group is not on ES anymore, others are rarely online these days and I have mainly taken photos of Orchids and other wild flowers those last few years. Jarno however gave the administration of the group into my hands before he left, that the group could continue. I will see what can be done. In the mean time you find other photography blogs on my page, I will tag them for you to better find them: photography

The wood behind our house, where the little photo series was taken is infested by ticks by the way - snow and cold winters does not kill them!! Last spring I took Joy mainly through the streets of our small town to not come home with too many. Luckily we don't have poisonous snakes here but in the south of Switzerland, we also have to be careful because of vipers.

Comment by Finding_Beau on December 29, 2014 at 4:46am

I did not realise ticks survived in the snow! and you have vipers too! 

Thank you, Cornelia for tagging your photography blogs. It is a real shame Jarno and Nemo left ES. Maybe they might return again? It would be good to see more activity on ES. Jarno advised me he would consider having an English Setter if he looked like Hammer. I'll never forget this. He is such a nice man, and I loved his photos, particularly of Nemo. I hope they both come back to ES.

Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on December 29, 2014 at 3:34pm

Cornelia, I always enjoyed the photography group, although I read rather than contributed. Loved Jarno and Nemo's super input too. So, do please share more of your expetise, it is of great value and enjoyment. XX

 

Comment by Catherine Carter on December 30, 2014 at 9:30am

Thank you for sharing, Cornelia ! :-)

Comment by Barbara on January 7, 2015 at 3:35am

Danke für die Interessante Info Cornelia!!!

Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on January 7, 2015 at 10:47am

My favourite is the one in the middle, but purely my taste as I do not know anything about photography beside admiring all your wonderful pictures!!!  I think this information is really useful, even for people living in a country without snow like me  :-)

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