Aby-a-Day – February 26: A short walk in some deep snow

Usually, when I take photos of Jacoby in the snow, we go into our enclosed courtyard. There are many reasons for this: it’s easy, it’s sheltered, it’s pretty, and it’s nice, clean, unadulterated snow. However, as you saw yesterday, going out in the courtyard wasn’t exactly an option.

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So we had to go out front.

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Since Jake is used to wearing coats and going out in show, and because he was also wearing his boots, he and I went out first to scout a good location while Angel waited in a carrier in the lobby.

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The biggest problem I had was with the lighting. I could not get the “automatic” settings on the camera to work with the snow…and the manual settings were even more problematic. I ended up fixing them majorly in Photoshop after the fact.

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Part of the problem was the time of day, I think. The building blocked a lot of the sun, but at the same time I didn’t want to go too far away in the cold. I tried a couple on a crossing median…

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…the light was really great there, but…

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…it was a pretty precarious place to take photos.

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Also, I couldn’t really put both Jake and Angel on the island and take good photos.

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A+ for lighting…D- for location.

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So we came up closer to the building and I went in to get Angel.

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As I said last week, Angel refused to wear any boots.

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I made sure the rest of her was bundled up well.

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Gun-Hee’s old parka fit her perfectly.

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For being out in the snow for the first time in her like – and barefoot – she handled it amazingly well.

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She walked around a little and was very interested in all the white stuff.

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She had a lot to say about it!

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I really do want to go back into the courtyard with her at some point. Hopefully we’ll be able to get out there after the snow has melted somewhat…but not completely!