The sub-zero wind chills kept us inside for the most part. And what better thing to do on a snow day than to get the dining room chairs and blankets and make a tent in the living room.
You have to be careful when you shoot snow. It has a tendency to trick the camera's light meter. The camera doesn't know that it's shooting snow, and thinks that it has to darken it to a middle gray (18%) shade. Of course, that's a mistake. Luckily, we are smarter than the camera and know that snow is supposed to be white. To compensate, I overexposed by 1/3 of a stop. It could have used a little more, but I didn't want to lose the shadow detail in the snow either. The other thing I did was to shoot at ISO 200, even though it was plenty bright for a lower ISO. The reason being, the 50d has it's peak dynamic range at that sensitivity. With the combination of bright snow and dark shadows, I knew I would want to squeeze every little bit of range I could get out of the camera.
Well, time to go back out in the cold and blow out the driveway, although I'd rather be taking pictures of anything. :-)