This spring I was practicing some macro photography in the backyard. I wanted to take advantage of the new growth and spring flowers. My camera is a Sony DSLR A350 and the lens I used is a Tamron AF 700-300mm Tele-macro.
I was enjoying the spring weather last month and decided venture out and take some photographs on a local hiking trail. My specific goal was to photograph the flowing water with a slower shutter speed.
The photos were taken with a Sony A350 DSLR camera. The settings were: no flash, f/16, 2 second exposure in the shutter priority mode, 100 ISO, spot metering mode and 70mm focal length.
Has anyone else noticed that the weather is a little odd lately? I'm not sure if Mother Nature wants it to be spring or winter. In one day we've had a combination of sunshine, rain and hail! In the Lower Mainland it's common for us to get lots of rain but I'm ready for some warm sunshine! In between bouts of rain, I managed to get my husband, step-daughter and dog out for a hike.
Tomorrow at 8:30pm is Earth Hour! Wherever you are in the world you can participate. 134 countries and 420 Canadian cities are officially participating in Earth Hour tomorrow!
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million people and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. A year later Earth Hour became a global sustainability movement where more countries joined. Each year more and more countries and millions of people participate in Earth Hour making it the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
So wherever you are in the world tomorrow March 26th, at 8:30pm turn off your lights for one hour or even better turn them off for longer!
Climate change seems to be the topic of the day today. Both the World Wildlife Fund and CTV News have some good articles on climate change. They also have a couple of great videos too. I've posted the videos below and the links to their blogs as well.
World Wildlife Fund:
Climate Change: Arctic warming pushes winter weather further south