Gently, but rather rapidly, making it hard to photograph anything but a blur. But I thought I would try anyway. It’s interesting that the eye can track what looks like flakes but the camera can’t capture that (or I haven’t learned how, more likely).
I started out thinking I could stop the action — not possible, even with the highest shutter speed (1/4000). Also complicated by trying to manually focus on snowflakes!
Might as well use the blur, and try for an arty look.
Tracking the path of the snowflake instead of trying to stop the action produced an interesting effect. Some paths are actually in focus (fine lines).
Even the squirrels were put off by this gentle snowfall and deserted the backyard today. And the accumulation was nothing compared to the big snow we had a couple of weeks ago.
Grandson and his dad driving their remote control cars in the snowstorm (photo by co-blogger Alison).