Evergreens and Snow
Here in Canton, Ohio, we are about three inches away from the heaviest February snowfall on record. 21.5 inches of the white stuff has dumped on us since the first of the month, and it looks like we will top the record with another 6-9 inches predicted overnight. On a sunny, blue sky day after one of our recent storms, I captured these snow-covered evergreen boughs in my backyard. Many were dripping with ice, and then the wind began to blow! I took a late afternoon drive through our city park system and encountered a quiet, serene winter setting in Stadium Park.
(Any tips on camera settings for photographing snow landscapes would be greatly appreciated! My snow scenes are coming out very blue, even after adjusting my exposure to -1.0. I corrected the white balance in post-processing for the two landscapes posted here; however, I am still not satisfied. I have a Nikon D70s and these were shot with a Tamron 17-50mm lens. Thanks!)