The Penguin Plunge is held every year on City Island in Harrisburg, PA by the Harrisburg Area Humane Society. It’s a fun way to start the new year as it is always held on January 1st at noon. The one reason I always enjoy photographing this event is because it’s the perfect time to capture non-posed expressions. This year the Susquehanna was a nice, cool 34 degrees.
More photos can be found over on my 2013 Penguin Plunge Flickr photo set.
Just had the urge to open my window and take a shot of the tree across the street covered in snow. Set my Nikon D70 on the tripod, put the camera in manual and set it to bulb mode. Took a few shots at f/11 and experimented with the shutter speed. Lens correction and white balance adjustment in Adobe Lightroom, then into Photoshop for some HDR tweaking.