- December 4, 2019 at 11:23 pm #426752
I was going to look for our old snow throwdown but then decided it is probably time for a new one. In the northern hemisphere it is getting cold and wintry. Let’s see your snow images: landscapes, people playing in it, close-ups, whatever you have!
- This topic was modified 6mo ago by LeanneC.
- December 4, 2019 at 11:24 pm #426753
- December 5, 2019 at 6:41 pm #426816
I know I’ve said it before, but your macros are phenomenal Leanne! This looks like it should be on a Christmas Card.
- December 6, 2019 at 6:54 am #426858JasenkaGKeymaster
This looks super beautiful in b&w and I agree with Preston, it would make a great Christmas card!
- December 6, 2019 at 10:03 am #426874
I’ve always found snow flake macros so interesting. Their delicate geometric shapes amaze me. Beautiful tonal range in this b&w. But the background material has me stumped.
- December 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm #426889
Thanks Dave. Do you mean the pesky snowflake piece behind the one I was shooting? Or the material I am shooting it on?
One thing that is quite tricky with snowflakes is how some will fuse together with others and even pieces of others. In this case, the piece helped hold the snowflake upright, but it also created a messy background. Always pros and cons.
- December 7, 2019 at 2:59 am #426910
The material you’re shooting it on. Looking at your photo on Flickr it looks like the snow flake is resting on some kind of hair? Fabric? Brillo pad? 🙂
- This reply was modified 5mo, 4wk ago by Dave Watkins.
- December 5, 2019 at 6:38 am #426763JasenkaGKeymaster
I realized I don’t have almost any photos in the snow except for a few portraits of my boyfriend and me.
- December 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm #426804
Nice image Jasenka. It must be cold as your boyfriend has snow in his hair that isn’t melting! Brrrr!
- December 5, 2019 at 6:47 pm #426818
Great picture Jasenka. Your boyfriend looks like he can talk to the viewer.
- December 6, 2019 at 9:54 am #426873
A terrific shot of the two of you. I get an over all sense of the cold but balanced slightly with the warmer glow of sunlight here and there.
- December 5, 2019 at 11:09 am #426785
- December 5, 2019 at 11:09 am #426786
I love your snowflake pictures. I’m in total awe in your crafting of these macro photographs.
- December 7, 2019 at 7:11 pm #426956
Thanks so much Kent. If you saw it in action you would see that is more like getting lucky every once in awhile and less like “crafting”! LOL
Your comment showed up under a different image. Are there still issues with “nesting” of comments on the site?
- December 5, 2019 at 11:23 am #426788
We haven’t had much snow yet this year. Here is one from last year.
- December 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm #426805
Looks like a “stay inside” kinda day, Kent!
- December 5, 2019 at 11:27 am #426789
Here is a favorite from a couple of years ago. This photograph depicts a grain terminal near our home, and this was the opening hours of a 24-hour blizzard.
- December 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm #426806
Oh, I like this one. The colours make it feel extra cold (should be in this week’s challenge!).
- December 5, 2019 at 6:44 pm #426817
I like all the spotting on the window. It feels more real than just a picture.
- December 5, 2019 at 8:30 pm #426828
Thanks, Preston. This one received a small award in some competition- I forget which one. It’s always been a favorite of mine. It really captures what that day was like.
- December 5, 2019 at 11:30 am #426790
This image is another favorite photo from several years ago. We were walking into a Target store during the first snowfall of the year.
- December 5, 2019 at 4:56 pm #426807
Good contrast of the snow on the red bricks. It pops. And the green peeking out too!
- December 15, 2019 at 10:40 am #427405
This is a really nice photograph. Another example of the power of the rule of odds. And again I agree with Leanne. Just that little amount of green from the grass poking up out of the snow adds so much more than one would think.
- December 5, 2019 at 12:50 pm #426793John ThompsonModerator
Here is one from my beloved Red Rock
- December 5, 2019 at 12:53 pm #426794PatrickParticipant
Love this with lots of layers dark to light and the Red clay brickwork makes a fantastic background.
Nice work Kent.
- This reply was modified 6mo ago by Patrick.
- December 5, 2019 at 8:28 pm #426827
- December 5, 2019 at 6:39 pm #426815
The Old Homestead
We got our first snow on Monday. I’m pleased with how the snow stuck to all the trees.
- December 5, 2019 at 8:28 pm #426826
Oh wow, Preston! Very nice! This should be on your wall.
- December 6, 2019 at 11:35 am #426875
Thanks Kent. I’ve been kicking around the idea of hanging it. Possibly entering into our local arts contest in the spring.
- December 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm #426890
Very nice, Preston! There is a great sense of dimensions and depth in your image – partly from the softness of the surrounding snow covered bushes/trees and the colours.
- December 8, 2019 at 4:29 pm #427032
Thanks Leanne! Winter’s becoming my favorite season to photograph, so long as there’s always fresh snow.
- December 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm #426838
I really like this as well Preston
- December 6, 2019 at 11:35 am #426876
- December 5, 2019 at 11:49 pm #426839
One from a couple months ago. It started snowing in late september around here and hasn’t stopped.
- December 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm #426891
Very nice, Robert. I can’t tell if you are happy about the snow? It is still a novelty here but come February we will be wishing it gone!
- December 6, 2019 at 2:19 am #426842PatrickParticipant
Love this scene Preston , nicely done mate.
- December 6, 2019 at 11:36 am #426877
- December 6, 2019 at 7:53 am #426860Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Loving all the details in the snowflake Leanne. Beautiful 🙂
- December 7, 2019 at 7:05 pm #426955
- December 6, 2019 at 1:28 pm #426885Tom MParticipant
Living in middle Tennessee, we’ve only seen flurries so far this year. So- here is an image from upstate NY from a few years ago…
- December 6, 2019 at 1:35 pm #426886Tom MParticipant
I kinda liked how the light hit these trees in another from upstate NY…
- December 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm #427024
I am still having a problem with nesting… for some reason.
- December 8, 2019 at 8:41 pm #427059
Up front I’ll admit – it wasn’t snowing when I shot this but snow was due to start shortly and I also admit exaggerating the lighthouse beam. This is Portland Headlight at the entrance of Portland Harbor (ME), commissioned by George Washington and said to be the most photographed lighthouse. (It is our Christmas Card this year). We have had about 10″ so far this year. Each holiday season they hang a lighted wreathe. Enlarged shows better detail.
- December 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm #427060
Yesterday, newly fallen snow softly dressed last falls “weeds”. Morning sun reflected off the crystals like gems – which you can’t really see in the softness.
- December 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm #427161Virgie C. AlexanderParticipant
lol, very fun
- December 11, 2019 at 6:59 am #427257Rob Wood (Admin)Keymaster
Hmmm, bushfires and smoke aren’t gonna cut it in this thread…
- December 11, 2019 at 9:27 am #427259DaveGillespieParticipant
We had a brief dusting here on the wet coast of British Columbia.
- December 11, 2019 at 9:56 pm #427289
I simply love that image Leanne!
- December 11, 2019 at 9:57 pm #427290
This is an impressive image Preston! As sharp as can be, and the snow on the roof is perfect! Well done!
- December 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm #427486
Sorry I missed your comment Bruce (as everyone knows, nesting issues). Thanks for the comments!
- December 11, 2019 at 9:58 pm #427291
I love it Pat! The perfect Christmas card!
- December 11, 2019 at 9:59 pm #427292
Great shot! But yeah….too cold for me!
- December 11, 2019 at 11:42 pm #427295
Well Leanne, spring to summer to fall weather lasted all of 4 months this year, some call it global warming, some call it climate change, I call it F’ing cold, here lately going home from work kind of feels like this.
I had to shoot this several times because it had these weird refractions in it, I finally figured out my breath was freezing into ice crystals which were falling in front of the lens is was so damn cold.
- December 15, 2019 at 3:43 am #427374
Oh wow! When you can see your breath freeze, it must be pretty cold! I don’t envy you the long winter. I love having four seasons, but those four seasons have to know their place!
- December 15, 2019 at 6:34 pm #427418
Not my typical snow images but thought I would share a couple of images from our Christmas tree hunt. It snowed! But the amount of snow on the ground is far less than typical for us. Some years we wade through a few feet.
The pine was a classic Charlie Brown tree, which my youngest pointed out had lots of room for gifts and our cat (who loves to lie under the tree). We settled on a douglas fir which my husband packed back.
- December 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm #427422BradParticipant
A reminder that not everyone gets to come in out of the snow…
- December 16, 2019 at 7:09 pm #427481
Thanks, Leanne – you get yourself here and I’ll show you several lighthouses!
- December 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm #427482
- December 27, 2019 at 7:51 am #427944Erik FransmanParticipant
- December 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm #427970
Love the red carriage in the snow and trees, Erik. And the lighthouse shot is a favourite of mine as well. I remember some others you had from that area, with the sea ice. Is snow typical there or a once in awhile occurrence?
- December 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm #428003Erik FransmanParticipant
Leanne, these images are from 2017. In 2018 we had no snow and just a few days of below Zero (Celcius). The Canals froze for two days, eveyone on their ices skates but it was not safe at all. A few people went through the ice just a few meters in front of me.
The weather gurus expect this year to become a cold winter, but that does not have to mean snow. We’ll see.
- December 30, 2019 at 8:59 pm #428071
- January 1, 2020 at 8:22 pm #428193
Yikes Erik! Folks have to be smarter around ice. We used to live beside a lake and the joke was that we knew that it was safe to go out when the “tourists” drove their trucks out and they didn’t break through the ice.
I think I could appreciate “cold with no snow” if it meant missing the mucky spring cleanup.
- January 1, 2020 at 8:23 pm #428194
I like this Bruce! I feel like I have seen these building in another image of yours?
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.