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Icy Potomac

The Potomac River is full of ice, something I’ve never seen before, so we went out by Roosevelt Island for a very brief time today – brief because it was bitterly cold and quite windy, and my fingers felt like they were getting frostbitten after only a few minutes. (Forget about changing any settings, I could barely use the shutter ;-)). Tim asked if I wanted to stop at another vantage point, but I simply couldn’t face that arctic blast again.

I wasn’t entirely happy with the pictures from the new D850; perhaps the lens I always use has to be calibrated after all, which I had read was advisable but was hoping to avoid. I thought a few of the images were OK, but others, wow, not sharp at all (when they really should have been).

New neighbor, posted earlier.

Nikon D850 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/250s f/10.0 at 35.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Graeme14-Feb-2019 13:11
I feel cold just looking at this scene! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)30-Sep-2018 09:11
Outstanding work,well done! V
Julie Oldfield09-Jan-2018 01:50
It does look sharp to me ( and cold). Great capture of the jagged ice. The sunlight is a nice contrast. V
Jean D08-Jan-2018 01:11
Winter is making it's headway in your area as well. Well captured, Helen. ~V
Carl H. Johnson07-Jan-2018 18:46
Looks like a challenge for the Polar Bear Swim Club!!!!~V~
danad07-Jan-2018 16:09
A superb winter scene ! V.
Chris Morton07-Jan-2018 15:39
looks well worth having done it once
Jeff Real07-Jan-2018 15:14
There is so much to see here. I am really drawn into this image
Ika Zinka Eferl07-Jan-2018 13:40
Absolutely beautiful winter photo. V
joseantonio07-Jan-2018 13:39
seems you have some cold weather in that area.V.
Zoltán Balogh07-Jan-2018 09:49
Wow, very impressive. V
meekam tam07-Jan-2018 09:42
Very beautiful winter scene, Helen! V
Must be very cold!
Milan Vogrin07-Jan-2018 07:53
Beautiful scene! V
Liz Bickel07-Jan-2018 06:24
Lovely capture of the icy river.
Charlene Ambrose07-Jan-2018 04:49
A beautiful capture of the river. Brave souls you were to venture out there! V
Gill Kopy07-Jan-2018 02:05
Looks good to me too ! V
Carol How07-Jan-2018 01:54
Super capture...amazing your whole body wasn’t shaking in the cold temps! V
LynnH07-Jan-2018 01:09
Good clarity and sharpness for me. Maybe the cold weather had affected your lens? V
Jim Coffman07-Jan-2018 01:00
I don't see anything wrong with this image..Looks good to me.