Sunday, February 25, 2007

Frame Nine

OK, so the warm weather didn't last long. We got hit with a nice combination of ice and snow over the last 24 hours. I decided to brave the streets and take a drive while the snow was still fresh. There were a lot of downed power lines and many a tree had lost some branches. You can see a few branches laying under the large tree to the right/center of this shot.

While driving along I came over a hill and was greeted by a bunch of "road closed" signs as there were downed power lines laying across the street. I decided to take a detour through this rather scenic cemetary called Resthaven. That's where this shot was taken. Near a pond that in warmer weather is populated by Swans and Ducks.

Canon 20d - Tamron 17-50 2.8 - 24mm - f/8 - 1/250 - 200iso

8 comments:

Mike said...

Your weather is the opposite of over here. Our snow lasted 24 hours :(.

I like the contrast in this shot. You did well with the exposure and all that white...

Kekiinani said...

Nice capture. I just love the snow when it is freshly fallen. It just makes everything look sooooo soft and lovely. Great composition :)

Brett Rogers said...

Your photography gives winter a warmth it doesn't otherwise have...

puzzled said...

I'm staring and staring at it, and I think this is one of of those very wonderful shots of the world when the world is black and white (that is, that this is a color photograph, but there's no color in the world at this particular moment in time). It's great. I think it would also be nice with the stone walls cropped out too.

sacker said...

This is a really nice image. You have great detail in your shadows and great tonal range.

As a variation, I wonder how this would look with really high contrast... Certainly you'd lose some of the detail, but it might be an interesting take on the scene.

Jeff said...

This is really first rate. Very subtle shading makes this a very serene image.

Jen Price said...

Ewwwww, ice storms are nasty. Look at those poor trees. Can't tell if this is in color or B&W, kinda cool that way. :)

~ Annie ~ said...

I was admiring this shot again when I noticed I had not left a comment yet! =( This is one of my favs from your blog so far...the composition and lighting really capture that cold winter feel.