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I love doing black and whites with snow. They are just so seductive that you almost always want to convert every image that way. It’s easy to understand why. The two main factors in a black and white image in order to be effective is an absolute black point and an absolute white point. Snow naturally creates that white point with no work needed. Keep in mind if you saw my Dad’s post on “forced images”, then you know you have to keep careful of that.


Then there are times like this when you have a great subject just covered in snow. I really like working with little subjects like this because you can get that little spark of light going across and it becomes just an abstract look. With the 24-70 AF-S f/2.8, I got close and played with the little area that was open from the snow. It’s just fun little things that can make all the joy come out in the end.


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