The Morning After
With snow returning to southern AB, it was a given that I'd be out at first light checking out the landscape shrouded in fog and wearing its fresh coating of snow
Of course I wasn't the only one out, as this snowplow operator was also out checking on the roads.
You may have noticed that I have been shooting a lot of photos with a lot of snow lying in them, and that has been by design, as this winter has been kind to the scenics that abound in all directions, what with the low angle of the winter sun giving good shooting conditions all day, along with the shadows created by the sun, but more importantly the brilliant white snow accompanying it all.
The plus to all the accompanying snow of course, is the fact that it acts as wonderful fill light reducing some of the harshness of the shadows, yet allowing the sun to add sparkle to the image.
During the summer months and in to fall, its a given that landscape photographers embrace the light that is produced when the sun first puts in an appearance at sunrise, creating long dramatic shadows setting a mood that produces winning photographs on all levels.
Unfortunately come winter, many photographers put their cameras away, missing out on what can be an opportunity to shoot a special kind of photograph that can only be shot in the winter months.
I gotta say its been an enjoyable time for shooting winter in southern AB.