Snowshoeing 101

No, this isn’t a blog to instruct you in the ancient arts of snowshoeing.  I do have a few things to say about snowshoeing but this blog is mainly for the photography I was doing WHILE on my first snowshoeing trip.

Now, for those of you who have never gone snowshoeing before or are intimidated by the look of said shoes, don’t fret my friends.  Granted it is a bit awkward when you first try it, but it’s not half as difficult as you may think.

My only advice… Start slow.

Don’t do what I did and go on a four mile hike your first time out.  I guarantee you, you’ll be hurting something fierce when your done.  And for a few days after.

So anyway,  I headed to the Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge since that was the only place with a trail decent enough for a first time snowshoe participant such as myself.  Bringing my camera along was good in a few ways.  First, I got some nice pictures, but that’s a given.  Humility be damned! [^_^]  And the other was that it gave me an excuse to stop and rest when I got tired.
It went kind of like this:  *gasp* *wheeze* “Oh look, that’s a pretty snow covered tree.” *click* *rest* *sigh*

Yeah, so here are a few of the better shots I took.

Camera: Sony HX1, Focal Length: 5mm, F-Stop: 8, Shutter Speed: 1/100, ISO: 125

Camera: Sony HX1, Focal Length: 5mm, F-Stop: 4, Shutter Speed: 1/250, ISO: 125

Camera: Sony HX1, Focal Length: 11mm, F-Stop: 4, Shutter Speed: 1/160, ISO: 125

So, that’s all for now.  I’m off to make and send Christmas cards.  Hopefully they’ll get to where they’re going before Christmas.

Keep on rockin’ on.




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