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Snow-laced branches

Snow-laced branches, Fairbanks, Alaska. Canon 1Ds Mark III, 100-400 mm f/5.6L (220mm) 1/100 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 400.

This was the view from my office a few days ago. Some recent winds in the hills surrounding Fairbanks has shaken all the snow off the slender branches of the deciduous trees. The birch tree seeds and some errant dried leaves lay on the snowy surface and a fresh snowfall is needed to restore the white blanket. It would also be a benefit for skiing as well. The shortest day of the year is just two weeks away, and following that, the days will lengthen with advancing light.

  • Lois Bryan - So beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patrick - Rob,
    Yeah, I was on deck to get a 1DIV prior to my Antarctic trip last December, but it was not released quite in time. I’ve had two prior versions of the 1D, but have primarily used my 1Ds series as I’ve been keen on the full frame versatility. 2011 should unveil something interesting in the Canon lineup. I did see your post a while back but did not get an email from you? I’ll ping you back.ReplyCancel

  • Robert Siciliano - Very nice. The color is rich and warm. I would definitely fall in to the category of people who envy your office view. As far as the 1DIV, you should love it. The speed and buffer are vastly improved. Not to mention the high (within reason) ISO noise is low. The autofocus is incredible, even with distractions in the frame. Did you get the email I sent awhile back?
    RobReplyCancel

  • Patrick - Thanks Justine.ReplyCancel

  • Justine - In spite of this lovely warm light, I’m definitely getting a cold, Alaska winter feeling from this image. Just wanted to say that I’m enjoying your blog photos and tales of your adventures.
    JustineReplyCancel

  • Patrick - Eli,
    I still have a 1Ds III, and will keep it until the sIV is unveiled. I’ll probably pick up a 1DIV as I’m wanting a little more shooting speed and buffer in many instances. The 1Ds cameras have really served me very well. The 5DII has great files, but I don’t like much about the camera itself besides its weight.
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  • Eli Mitchell - I’m sure the location of your office is envied by numerous people! So why you are selling a 1Ds III? Back when you were first testing the 5D II, you sounded tormented whenever you couldn’t bring a 1Ds on your expeditions. :)ReplyCancel

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