The Shape of Snow, Pt. 4

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The other aspect of snowdrifts is the opportunity to explore light and shadow.  The shape of the snow as the wind sculpts the form creates soft curves that shapes the light in unique patterns.

Sony RX100 MkV, ISO 100, 8.8mm, f/I2.2, 1/1250 sec

Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 032 Film Noir 1, Kodak 100 TMAX Pro

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The Shape of Snow, Pt. 3

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Nature has a knack for forming lovely, organic shapes and this image is a wonderful example of what’s possible when wind and snow work together.

Sony RX100 MkV, ISO 100, 8.8 mm, f/2.2, 1/1000 sec

Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 037 Pinhole, Kodak 100 TMAX Pro

The Shape of Snow, Pt. 2

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Winter seems to lend itself to black and white photography.  Most color has left for the season, leaving only the play of light and shadow on the landscape of mostly white.  It’s at this time I enjoy seeking out the flowing, organic forms of snowdrifts.  With the right lighting, the curves and edges create wonderful abstract forms similar to those found in areas where water and wind have worn the soft rock into amazing shapes.  But, where those took thousands, if not millions, of years to form, these can form in minutes.

Sony RX100MV, ISO 100, 12.2mm, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec

Processed with Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 031 Film Noir 2, Llford FP4 Plus 125

Like A Starry Night

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A quick glance at the car window, inspiration dawns and magic happens.

Canon 5D S, Canon 50mm 1.8, ISO 50, f/2.8, 1/200 sec.  Handheld.

Snow Day

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On a whim, I took a short drive on a snowy day to see what I might see.  Snow was falling, the temp just barely above zero and large chunks of ice were floating on Lake Superior.  As I drove along a gravel road, the snow dusted shrubs caught my attention.

Canon 5D S, Canon 50mm 1.8, ISO 50, f/2.2, 1/640th sec.