Posted on January 21, 2014
It’s the subtle things in this image that I love.. the myriad of sparkling street lamps… the detail captured in the rock wall and trees in the foreground… and the shadows hinting at the presence of a few buildings in the distance. It’s a very pleasant image to stare at for a while, but it still conveys the severity of the weather this winter.
Posted on January 3, 2014
There is such a special grey light that only snow creates. Rainy days have a grey cast to them too, but it’s different than snow. There is a softness about the snow grey, and a dreariness to rain grey. It’s hard to describe, but the images feel completely different even though they have the exact same tonality. Take a look at ‘its just so’ and you might see what I mean. ‘grey’ is soft, grainy, and has a quiet feeling to it, while ‘its just so’ has a dreary somber feeling. They are admittedly different subjects, but they were taken at the same time of the day, and both shot in black and white. I could see either work being a nice seasonal floating canvas piece in any room with an earth tone decor.
Posted on January 2, 2014
This a wonderfully simple photo that is all about composition. I struggled for several shots to make this scene interesting, and this is the simple composition that finally did it. I was initially interested in the beautiful texture that the light dusting of snow created on the lawn, but no matter what I did, I couldn’t get that to translate into a real photograph. The carefully landscaped circle outlining the base of the tree placed carefully in the corner was the missing piece of the puzzle.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 135mm f2 apo sonnar lens mounted on a Canon 1DX.