Jan 16, 2009

Tahoe

I can't remember the last time I've seen snow. Getting to show the kids and letting them play in it was such a great experience. Surprisingly the drive wasn't too bad. Took about 3 hours driving at a leisurely pace. I did have to stop a few times to soak in some of the scenery though. 

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Snow!

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The sky was such a gorgeous blue. 

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if a pine cone falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

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All bundled up.

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Kayla was definitely having a good time.

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The boots were awesome, kept her feet dry and warm. I can't say the same for myself. Reminder to self, never wear jeans to play in the snow.

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"So, why can't I eat yellow snow again?"

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18 comments:

  1. I love your work! I hope I can take pics like these when I have children.

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  2. Beautiful as allways!

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  3. great photos of your kids. nice ending with yellow snow comment.

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  4. I'm such a huge fan of your photos... andof course your family is adorable!!

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  5. Looks like you had an incredible trip! :)

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  6. Thanks all : )

    The kids had a blast, can't wait to go again!

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  7. Anonymous9:33 PM

    Hi Jason,
    How funny! We took the kids to the snow this past weekend too! It was their second time. It's such a novelty that they have a blast. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time too. :)
    p.s. Great shots as always!
    pps. we had to explain the yellow snow thang too....
    Pascale Wowak

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  8. Hi Pascale,

    It's so awesome how a simple thing like snow can be such great entertainment for them. I can't wait to bring them up again.

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  9. After spending what seemed like hours of shoveling snow off my driveway, I come to your blog and read about people who actually take the time to drive to see snow. Life just isn't fair... Love your photos.

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  10. Hey jason, just found you (a friend/photographer sent me the link). The photos are amazing. I will be back, adding you to my blog roll.

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  11. lol, thanks Ben.

    Thanks colepack

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  12. Wow, I am just always in awe of your photos! What did you use for lighting on your girls in teh snow pics? Off camera flash or all natural??

    I asked you a few weeks back about the 24-70. I bit the bullet and bought it-oh, I'm in love!

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  13. Hi Melissa, you're gonna love the 24-70 : ) Such a versatile lens, not to mention super sharp.

    I used off camera flash, some were with just a simple off camera shoe cord, and some were with a big studio strobe as seen here:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3354/3209284177_cf979ff578_b.jpg

    Hope that helps, and have fun with your new lens : )

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  14. Anonymous12:38 PM

    This images are spectacular. Did you use a lot of color correction?

    Dave
    Westside

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  15. Hi Dave, the images are shot in RAW and converted using Adobe Lightroom. I set the color balance to be a little 'cooler'.

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  16. your photography amazing,

    and the little girls are so cute :]


    lovely photographs!

    :]]]

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  17. Sam Lee11:30 AM

    Hi Jason.

    I've been following this blog lately and your pics are AMAZING! Certainly inspired me to want to create a similar create a photo album for my kids (when I have them later on ;)

    Would want to know, did you use a polarizer in these shots? The sky is such a beautiful blue!

    And the flare in Kayla's shot. Was it captured in camera or added in post-processing? If in camera, how did you keep the flare from veiling the whole shot?

    Thanks for sharing your photos with the world

    Sam Lee
    Malaysia (Yup, the other end of the world, sort of)

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  18. HI Sam,

    Thanks for the kind words : )

    I did use a Circular Polarizer on the photos, not sure which one it was.

    The flare in the photo is natural, using the 70-200 IS lens. The sun was just out of the frame. For some reason, the Canon lenses create more interesting flare than the Nikon lenses. I tend to get blobs of hazy light with various Nikon lenses, but Canon produces distinct patterns.

    Hope that helps : )

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