All is White

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO1250)

There is one more snow post for December. Those images were taken after it snowed for two days.

When we bought our little piece of land 20 years ago we were surprised by the amount of snow we had each winter on a regular base. We live just a half an hours drive from Vienna but each winter we got plenty of snow. Usually in January or February but sometimes even  as early as November or as late as April.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (20.6mm, f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO500)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/170 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/220 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (22.7mm, f/8, 1/240 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/340 sec, ISO200)

When it rained in Vienna it snowed here. But recently the winters got warmer and instead of snow there is only rain and sometimes not even that. I’m not a climate expert but I can clearly see that the weather has changed significantly especially within the last twenty years.

When we moved here we didn’t have to sprinkle the lawn to keep it green. Now we have to unless we want to watch it die during summer. I meanwhile also water our walnut tree during droughts. The other trees have to adapt as I can’t afford to water them all.

But back to early December when I took those images. It snowed heavy for two days and then the sun came out but it remained cold. Just perfect to take some nice winter shots. It was so much snow that I used a snow shovel to remove the snow from the windscreen and hood of my car. But the South of Germany got even more snow. I love snow but I was happy when it finally stopped. I had to remove the snow from my veranda and from the pool cover three times to avoid damage.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/220 sec, ISO200)

Of course the snow didn’t last until Christmas. It was gone after one week and though there was snowfall on the 23rd that snow didn’t make it to Christmas too. I wonder if we ever will see a White Christmas again.

*One remark regarding the photography. Today’s cameras seem to handle snow very good without the need of exposure compensation. I put in only +1/3 stop only to later remove it on most of the shots.

Almost on time: Happy New Year!

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (16mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO200)