New year, new photos
Yesterday was a beautiful day. The light was amazing and the snow was glistening. On my way to work, I saw many photos I wanted to take. But I didn’t have time. When I arrived at work, I greeted a co-worker and said in a cheerful tone, “Isn’t it just a beautiful day?” She flashed me a look which screamed that I was off my rocker. So I revised my statement. “It is miserably COLD outside, but it sure is VISUALLY beautiful.” My co-worker gave me a look of understanding.
Since yesterday was New Years Eve, our office closed up early, which meant I had daylight hours to shoot photos! Here’s what I captured.
- Icicles on my garage. Yes, I did get out a step ladder to shoot these photos.
- I never realized how much air gets trapped in icicles.
- Don’t you just love the shadows and lovely light here? This is a great example of how great lighting can occur in fleeting moments. When I arrived home from work, the light looked like this. By the time I dragged out the ladder and was ready to shoot, the light had dissipated due to some light cloud cover. So I waited it out and within five minutes the light was back. Sometimes the greatest skill a photographer can acquire is patience.
I shot this photo because I liked the contrast between light and shadow and the texture of the snow itself.
Ice crystals in snow.
Great texture of ice on the sidewalk being eroded away by salt.
Snow on an evergreen shrub.
I wish you a heartfelt Happy New Year and send wishes for a prosperous 2010. Cheers!