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While waiting for the arrival of Work Permit (otherwise known as Employment Authorization Document), I was hoping to get some photographic opportunities. Something I had been planning on shooting (the imaginary shot residing in my head) was downtown Houghton with snowflakes. Unfortunately, for a long time I did not know the appropriate exposure value to get that picture.

Recently, while shooting US Cross Country Skiing Championship, I found the settings. I tried the downtown Houghton in snow flakes once before but framing did not turn out as expected. Fortunately enough - I knew the settings, the snow flakes were there as well (and they continued to be there while I went back to my apartment and grabbed the equipment) and this is the result. Reminds me of a popular poem by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I brought some corn for popping;
The lights are turned way down low,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

When we finally say good night,
How I'll hate going out in the storm;
But if you really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing,
But as long as you love me so.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Only irony is that I am leaving this town soon and the sign says Welcome To Houghton!

In a 10 mile neighborhood ...

  1. Hobo Parade
  2. Keweenaw Chain Drive
  3. Cole
  4. Believing In Something
  5. Radiance
  6. Quincy Smelter
  7. Question n' Answer
  8. Go Boston
  9. When The Wind Stood Still
  10. Spider Man Skiing

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Archive ID
Focal Length
Shutter Speed
Exp Bias
Light Value
HF Distance
Focus Distance
Depth of Field
Field of View
2008-01-22 15:44:47 -0500
47.12162 N, -88.56487 E, 655 ft
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
24.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 36.0 mm)
Shutter speed priority AE
1/400 second(s)
7.19 m
2.82 m
2.58 m (2.03 - 4.61)
52.7 deg (2.79 m)