Last weekend the weather in the Fraser Valley brought us winter with a real punch. Over two feet of blowing snow fell withsub zero temperatures. I tried to make my way home on Monday afternoon and had to park my truck in the blowing snow because I could not see ahead of me.
Then on Tuesday afternoon, with clear skies the sun brought glitter and sparkle on the snow. This drift caught my eye and thought it well worth sharing.
It has been over ten years since we had this kind of blowing snow in the Valley. Well I could not pass up an opportunity to catch some snow shots. Enjoy!
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dhurjati (2709) 2006-11-29 22:57
Wonderful soft colour and amazing clarity.Good details and lovely pattern of the snow.Im not quite sure what happened to the top part though.
Greetings from India,
robertbartolome (270) 2006-11-29 23:03
I'm not really very familiar with snow or snow drift being an Asian but this is a very interesting photo. The clarity and details are very good.
Thanks for sharing.
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2006-11-29 23:08
When i see the Thumb I thought that it was a sand desert! Impressive this snow! Unhappyly we don´t have in Brazil! I liked the quality and clearness of the image!
danielswalsh (13593) 2006-11-29 23:11
Cool shot Paul!
I love it! I'm guessing you had to play around with the exposure a bit for this one eh?
The smooth curves of the drift remind me of those smooth human form shots we often see in art photography books.
Well done Pauly!
SamB (1948) 2006-11-29 23:41
Nice work, this is a great small-scale shot. You exposed the snow very well, keeping good saturated color and avoiding blowing out the highlights. We're supposed to get some snow here in Oklahoma tomorrow actually--do you have any suggestions for taking pictures in the snow? This one is very well proportioned, and the geometry is interesting, with the background grass opposing the pull of the foreground snowdrift.
Cormac (26545) 2006-11-30 11:10
Great detail in this - you can actually see the snow crystals in the snow sparkling. I like the subtle change from light to dark too, like what you see in a sand dune. Great work!
jwmunro (286) 2006-11-30 16:14
Hello Paul -
Outstanding! Nice play with the shadows and highlights. Excellent exposure - there is detail in the snow. I think the image has a slight blue cast to it but it does not hurt the image. Well done.
I should send off a word of thanks - we got your snow yesterday with about 5-inches at the house and about 13-inches about 2-miles to the west.
Thanks for sharing
singuanti (15250) 2006-11-30 21:42
Hi Paul. Wow this one is great! The focus and DOF are perfect. Also the sharpness is just right. I might tweak the colors to get more of a white to the snow though. Very nicely done Paul.
GLEM (3004) 2006-12-01 10:38
une étrange similitude avec le désert non ?
Très belle idée de cette approche rasante et minimaliste, c'est pur.
Ann75 (0) 2006-12-01 14:16
I love this shot! It looks like you a sand dune, but it's a snow dune...hehe! I love the details, the lighting and the shadow on the snow in the foreground while you left the background a bit blurred1 Excellent work, I'd say!