The First Snow of Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia

Roswell Fire Department are monitoring a tree that it’s branches are in the transformer causing some arcing from power lines. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm ƒ/9, ISO 81275, ƒ/4, 1/100]
Just two days ago the local televisions stations were predicting 1″ to 2″ of snow possible in metro Atlanta. As you see in the first photo we had the fire department monitoring arcing of a transformer since the snow had weighted down the branches of a pine tree into it.

The First Snow of Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. We have six inches in our backyard as of 8 am on Saturday, December 9, 2016. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-205mm ƒ/4, ISO 360, ƒ/4, 1/100]
This morning I woke up to 6″ on our back porch with the snow still falling.

Our Neighbor’s house last night all decorated. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm ƒ/9, ISO 20000, ƒ/4, 1/100]
We enjoyed looking out our back windows to see the snow. Staying warm and seeing the snow is a great way to appreciate the beauty of the snow.

First Snow for Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. Rhododendron in our backyard. [Nikon D5, Nikon 60mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 8000, ƒ/36, 1/50 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT with MAGMOD MagSphere]00, ƒ/36, 1/25 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT with MAGMOD MagSphere]
Here I was able to capture our Christmas tree all decorated with the snow falling outside the window.

First Snow for Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. [Nikon D5, Nikon 60mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 140, ƒ/4, 1/100 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT with MAGMOD MagSphere]
When the snow first started to fall I went out to get some photos figuring that we were getting that 1″ they had predicted.

First Snow for Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. [Nikon D5, Nikon 60mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 140, ƒ/4, 1/100 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT with MAGMOD MagSphere]
I was using my Godox V860IIN with the Godox X1NT to trigger the flash off camera. On the flash I was using the MagMod MagSphere to modify the light. This let me get a great color temperature on the leaves and flowers as I got in close.

First Snow for Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. [Nikon D5, Nikon 60mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 1250, ƒ/6.3, 1/100 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT with MAGMOD MagSphere]
I found it cool to find still evidence of Fall with the snow. We are still a few weeks from Winter.

First Snow for Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. Magnolia tree in our backyard. [Nikon D5, Nikon 60mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 2500, ƒ/8, 1/60 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT with MAGMOD MagSphere]
We are staying warm this Saturday morning and watching the snow still fall.

First Snow for Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. This is one of our squirrel proof bird feeders. [Nikon D5, Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4, ISO 125, ƒ/1.4, 1/100]
This morning I had to clear the snow off the top of the bird feeder. The snow had weighted down the top making our squirrel proof bird feeder now bird proof as well.

Our Bird Feeder during the First Snow of Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm ƒ/4, TC-2001, ISO 220, ƒ/4, 1/100]
This morning the snow has whited out our backyard.

Our Bird Feeder with a tufted titmouse during the First Snow of Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. [Nikon D5, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8, TC-2001, ISO 720, ƒ/5.6, 1/500]
We are having all kinds of birds visit us.

Our Bird Feeder with a cardinal  during the First Snow of Winter 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. [Nikon D5, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8, TC-2001, ISO 4000, ƒ/5.6, 1/500]
Enjoying my time today with nature.

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