Show the cold of Winter

Ice crystals formed in the exterior window after a night of severe (-10 F) cold.

Ice crystals formed in the exterior window after a night of severe (-10 F) cold.

Show the severe cold of winter by taking very different and unique images.  The first photo seen in this blog entry (above) was taken through two windows looking toward a snow covered mountain.  The ice crystals in the photograph formed on the inside of the second window, which is the exterior window.  Temperature the night before this image was created was -10 degrees Fahrenheit.  The temperature outside when this image was taken was around 9 degrees above zero at 1: 45 p.m.

This Maple twig from the nearby tree is buried under 9 inches of snow.

This Maple twig from the nearby tree is buried under 9 inches of snow.

The Maple twig seen here was on the ground, mostly buried under 9 inches of snow.  The shadow of the twig is the result of the winter sun and my decision to photograph it using the closeup and monochrome settings on my camera.  I was very careful about where I stood in relation to this twig, as I did not my tripod or me casting additional shadows onto the subject.  I was also very cautious about moving the tripod and disturbing the snow too much to take away the shadow and contrast I was going after in this image.

How often do you look for different and unique ways to show the cold of winter?  Have you looked at the smaller things on windows and on the ground?  Or do you look at the larger scenic landscapes of snow covered mountains and trees?

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About Douglas Wilks Photography

I am an advanced photographer who lives in western Montana. I create a variety of strong images using a DSLR, computer, and digital software. I am available for hire for full time, part time, or projects. Most of my images are of landscapes, still life, and events. I am always looking to improve my skills, network of friends and professionals, and portfolio. I look forward to creating new friends, contacts, and others who are interested in photography.
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