I have always loved winter. It is by far my favorite season which might come as a surprise to many considering that I left home after school and spent just over 20 years living in Tucson and Phoenix where you don’t really get much winter. I am not really sure what it is about winter, but to me there are few things prettier than a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground.
I made this image this last week in north Idaho during a snow storm that brought just over 8″ of fresh snow for Christmas. My goal for this shot from the start was to have one of those lower contrast shots that really convey a feeling of “cold” and winter.
While it isn’t an over the top processed HDR not is it of a gorgeous country lane with snow covered trees, but I hope you will agree with me that this is what winter really looks like in many parts of the world. The only thing missing is a car off the side of a highway somewhere in the frame. :-)