Snow much Fun!

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    • #426752
      LeanneC
      Participant

      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.
    • #426753
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I will kick us off with a snowflake macro (it finally snowed! I was so excited) that I shot last week:

      Déjà Vu

      • #426816
        Preston
        Participant

        I know I’ve said it before, but your macros are phenomenal Leanne!  This looks like it should be on a Christmas Card.

      • #426858
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        This looks super beautiful in b&w and I agree with Preston, it would make a great Christmas card!

      • #426874
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        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.

        • #426889
          LeanneC
          Participant

          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.

          • #426910
            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            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? 🙂

            • #426954
              LeanneC
              Participant

              It is a scarf. Here is an image taken from a little farther away, using the same one.

              Missing

               

              • #427403
                Dave Watkins
                Participant

                Catching up after the nesting issue.  Thanks Leanne. Mystery solved. 🙂

    • #426763
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      I realized I don’t have almost any photos in the snow except for a few portraits of my boyfriend and me.

      • #426804
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Nice image Jasenka. It must be cold as your boyfriend has snow in his hair that isn’t melting! Brrrr!

      • #426818
        Preston
        Participant

        Great picture Jasenka.  Your boyfriend looks like he can talk to the viewer.

      • #426873
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        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.

    • #426785
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Lovely picture.

    • #426786
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I love your snowflake pictures. I’m in total awe in your crafting of these macro photographs.

      • #426956
        LeanneC
        Participant

        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?

    • #426788
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      We haven’t had much snow yet this year. Here is one from last year.

      • #426805
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Looks like a “stay inside” kinda day, Kent!

    • #426789
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      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.

      • #426806
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Oh, I like this one. The colours make it feel extra cold (should be in this week’s challenge!).

      • #426817
        Preston
        Participant

        I like all the spotting on the window.  It feels more real than just a picture.

        • #426828
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          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.

    • #426790
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      This image is another favorite photo from several years ago. We were walking into a Target store during the first snowfall of the year.

      • #426807
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Good contrast of the snow on the red bricks. It pops. And the green peeking out too!

      • #427405
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        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.

    • #426793
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Here is one from my beloved Red Rock

      • #426808
        LeanneC
        Participant

        That is a heavy, wet looking snow, John! Did it last long?

        • #426893
          John Thompson
          Moderator

          It lasted until the next evening.  by then it was gone but you do not see Red Rock covered in snow like we did last year.  It was fun for me.

    • #426794
      Patrick
      Participant

      Love this with lots of layers dark to light and the Red clay brickwork makes a fantastic background.

      Nice work Kent.

       

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    • #426815
      Preston
      Participant

      The Old Homestead

      We got our first snow on Monday.  I’m pleased with how the snow stuck to all the trees.

      • #426826
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Oh wow, Preston! Very nice! This should be on your wall.

        • #426875
          Preston
          Participant

          Thanks Kent.  I’ve been kicking around the idea of hanging it.  Possibly entering into our local arts contest in the spring.

      • #426890
        LeanneC
        Participant

        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.

        • #427032
          Preston
          Participant

          Thanks Leanne!  Winter’s becoming my favorite season to photograph, so long as there’s always fresh snow.

    • #426838
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      I really like this as well Preston

      • #426876
        Preston
        Participant

        Thanks Robert!

    • #426839
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      One from a couple months ago. It started snowing in late september around here and hasn’t stopped.

      • #426891
        LeanneC
        Participant

        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!

    • #426842
      Patrick
      Participant

      Love this scene Preston , nicely done mate.

      • #426877
        Preston
        Participant

        Thanks Patrick!

    • #426860
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Loving all the details in the snowflake Leanne. Beautiful 🙂

    • #426885
      Tom M
      Participant

      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…

    • #426886
      Tom M
      Participant

      I kinda liked how the light hit these trees in another from upstate NY…

       

      • #426892
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Beautiful images Tom. The 2nd one is winter wonderland perfect.

      • #427406
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Beautiful light and subtle tones. Really nice Tom.

    • #427024
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I am still having a problem with nesting… for some reason.

    • #427059
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      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.

      • #427375
        LeanneC
        Participant

        That is an amazing image, Pat! I love the “additions” and now I have another lighthouse that I want to visit. Beautiful!

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      • #427407
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I’m sure it made a beautiful Christmas card.

    • #427060
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      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.

    • #427161

      lol, very fun

    • #427257

      Hmmm, bushfires and smoke aren’t gonna cut it in this thread…

    • #427259
      DaveGillespie
      Participant

      We had a brief dusting here on the wet coast of British Columbia.

    • #427289
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      I simply love that image Leanne!

    • #427290
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      This is an impressive image Preston! As sharp as can be, and the snow on the roof is perfect! Well done!

      • #427486
        Preston
        Participant

        Sorry I missed your comment Bruce (as everyone knows, nesting issues).  Thanks for the comments!

    • #427291
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      I love it Pat! The perfect Christmas card!

    • #427292
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Great shot! But yeah….too cold for me!

    • #427295
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      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.

      • #427374
        LeanneC
        Participant

        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!

    • #427418
      LeanneC
      Participant

      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.

      Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

      End of the Hunt

       

    • #427422
      Brad
      Participant

      A reminder that not everyone gets to come in out of the snow…

    • #427481
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Thanks, Leanne – you get yourself here and I’ll show you several lighthouses!

    • #427482
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      @dave Watkins and @ Bruce Gordon – thank you for stopping to comment. (my posts still aren’t “nesting”, but I see others aren’t either)  Pat

    • #427944
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      2017. No snow to speak of since then.
      Once upon a time....

      Light house in snow

    • #427970
      LeanneC
      Participant

      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?

    • #428003
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      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.

    • #428071
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Here’s one from Boxing Day… Had to go up the hill to get this one.

    • #428193
      LeanneC
      Participant

      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.

    • #428194
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I like this Bruce! I feel like I have seen these building in another image of yours?

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