Winter is truly my favorite time of the year and not just because I’m a ski bum. While some days it can be photographically challenge to shoot, prompting one stay inside where it’s nice and toasty warm, the days ventured out can be truly rewarding. Snow is a natural powerful element that can be used in a variety of ways. While on the surface it’s just white, the ice crystals change dramatically with just a little bit of light. Snow can turn any boring or dreary landscape into a vibrant canvas when explored.
Snow has a general appearance of being soft and light, like a blanket stretched across the earth. Everything underneath pushes up trying to gain reach over the frozen ground while the gentle light shows the beauty and truth of its being. It’s the combination of the elements that can make great images.
From the frozen lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, every chunk of ice can be used to tell a visual story because every time the water freezes, it’s different then it has ever been before.
Even the frozen trees sill covered in a week old snow show the signs of bearing the weight of the cold. Even in the absence of light the pattern of the land comes to life.