Friday, February 4, 2011

Sno-lotta fun!

It was dubbed snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, snOMG! and my personal favorite, snOprah Winfrey. Call it what you'd like, it was forecast to be one heck of a storm. So when the editors at asked me to do a time lapse to show the amount of snow we were to receive, I knew I had to think out of the box.  My initial reaction was to measure the snow with a yard stick. After realizing how boring that idea was, I quickly settled on a garden gnome, cause, what's more appropriate than a garden gnome?

After some ingenious troubleshooting, my friend Katie Bronson and I got Gnomey all snug and secure in his temporary home. Here he is at 6p.m. just before the snow began to fall.
Gnome 01

And again, after the snowtsunami. Even though we didn't get the 15 inches we expected, Sir Gnome was still
buried up to his neck around 10 a.m.
Gnome 02

For the photo nerds out there, the time lapse was shot at 1 frame per minute every minute for 16 hours. Aperture priority at f/5, ISO 500. All light is ambient, with the help of a back porch light to camera right.

Watch the time lapse below!

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