Nor’easter | And so it begins…. Day 1 / updated

A nor’easter is a cyclonic storm that moves along the east coast of North America. It’s called “nor’easter” because the winds over coastal areas blow from a northeasterly direction. More about nor’easters

It’s been a busy week and only a week since this blizzard occurred. We always seem to get one or two major storms a year these days but this one was memorable.;-)

I have three days worth of photos. I used a Fuji XPro1 and Canon 5D MkII. I’ll add more detail to the photos and more explanation over the week. lb

Update: I grew up in Boston and even though I’ve moved around a bit, my wife and I eventually decided to buy a house here. The nor’easter is part of living in the Northeast of these United States. When I was young, it seemed like it was snowing for the whole winter. It’s something you must get used to if you want to live here but we have all four seasons to balance.

These images were shot with a Fuji XPro-1 and Canon 5Dmk II. They are all unmodified though I had to rotate one to be horizontal.;-) I’ve been looking for a smaller camera to carry all the time, as I mentioned before, but I also want the best quality images I can get. The Leicas would seem an obvious choice but they are too expensive. I like the Fuji so far but using it is a little different than using a Nikon or Canon DSLR. Still, it might just be the one. I’ll write my thoughts and choice in a future post. lb

click on the images for a more detailed view


12:01:58PM Fuji XPro-1 18mm f4 1/140s

A nor’easter always start off slow with a good wind. This is my back yard.

15:53:47PM Fuji XPro-1 18mm f3.2 1/140s

And after a couple of hours…

20:04:02 Fuji XPro-1 18mm f2 1/4s

The street in front of my house. Look at these wires. No wonder the power goes out. ;-) Boston is one of the oldest cities in these United States and some of the infrastructure looks it.

22:10:06 Canon 5D MkII 24mm F/4 1/8s

It’s piling up. Notice the warmer image rendition of the Canon. The Fuji and Fuji 18mm combination is a bit blueish and crisper.

22:10:25 Canon 5D MkII 24mm F/4 1/10s

22:12:18 Canon 5D MkII 47mm F/4 1/10s

All’s quiet on the nor’eastern front but ….. Day 2 is coming.I like this image but I wished I had framed it a bit better.