The snow storm continues
Got off work this morning and more of this white stuff. Fortunately it is melting during the day, so there isn't all that much accumulation.
Snow 3 - detail of snow on some evergreens, converted to B/W. It was pretty much B/W anyway.
Snow 4 - snowy scene
Snow 5 - snow on tree with red brick background.
Snow 5.5 - edited for Mack
We finally got the snow the weather people have promised us for the past month or so. Only trouble was, I had to go about thirty miles south to find it. It looks like there was wind, to coat the side of the trees like this. It started out with rain and then turned to wet, clingy, snow that left clumps on the vegetation. After the warm weather we've been having, the ponds are beginning to refreeze, but the geese are enjoying the weather. Same shot as the previous, just a little difference.
Challenge - staying cool
Inspired by MrQ's snow pic I had to stop and take this one when I was taking the dog to the Vet. -- And I didn't have to cheat --
Nice to know someplace within site is still cool. Another contribution to "soft" week. It was a little hazy out and I was using a 500mm prime -- not a good combination.
I don't know if she was keeping her chicks cool but she looks comfortable enough in the shade of the oak.
(these are just for fun and your enjoyment)
Okay, I just spent half my day going through recent pics and editing them and whatnot...I have one for consideration for the GEAG contest. Treetops just doesn't feel right to me-although it is still in the running-I don't know why, but something about it just bugs me...anyway, let me know what ya'll think of this one. Its dark on purpose, b&w actually, with an effect called Old Gold. Its actually some fresh fallen snow next to a single drop of water on a porch swirly decoration...thanks for looking, and for your comments and input. =)
Winter Weather Advisory
As some may know, the south got pummeled with snow Sunday night. It's not something we're use to. 5 inches of accumulation was the least amount in the area and where I work it was up to 8 inches.
So I've been couped at home for the past two days (I was greeted to my first drive in to work today with the sun taunting me as I slowly made my hour long commute among still icy roads. I could just hear it singing "Nanny nanny boo boo. I'm out and you can't take pictures now..." Ok. That was probably just my imagination, but it was a cruel turn of fates nonetheless) because of the 5+ inches of snow and lack of snow removal equipment to get out to the county in a timely manner. The weather people tried to call it the "Winter Weather Wallop" but everyone on facebook has officially deemed it the "Snowpocolypse." All I know is I would have preferred it to come Friday night so that I could have really enjoyed it (rather than half-heartidly enjoying it because I know it's going to h-e-double hockey sticks making up all this missed time next week).
But enough of that. I didn't get to go anywhere to take pictures (because let's face it, if I can get in the car to drive somewhere for pictures I should have tried to go to work) so I meandered around the house off and on. I haven't come across many I like, but I do have a nice set from yesterday when the sun first made his appearance in a while for his descent behind the horizon.
Critique them as you see fit. It's my backyard and I'm not terribly inspired by it, but the beautiful light did wonders for it. That much I know.
My Favorite Model in the Snow
Luckily for me, not only did it snow on Christmas but I got to hang out with Michael's family that day which meant I got to see my favorite model have her first Christmas as well. I love taking pictures of Michael's niece, but the sheer joy on some of these photos just melts my heart.
Comments and critiques always welcome!
It was a White Christmas
As many gathered from my post this weekend, I had my first ever White Christmas. I've lived in North Alabama my whole life and we get snow and ice (ice most of the time) but it's never in December. Typically the bad winter weather hits here around February... or on occasions, early March (aka spring break). I've been petitioning my family for a couple years to move Christmas to February where our chances were slightly higher of having a white Christmas. But this year, mother nature proved me wrong and I was woken up to find myself in a winter wonderland.
Mikey (I told him I wasn't sure if he was giving me his skeptical look or just squinting to keep the snow out of his eyes. I get the skeptical look all the time when I'm taking pictures, so that option is completely valid here)
Faerie (I love snow. I love cold weather which brings jackets and scarves and mittens and sweaters....)
I know many of you are buried in snow right now so please don't laugh at our pitiful gathering, but this is pretty good even for around here. It all stuck around all weekend, which was nice not to have to get out and drive in if you didn't want to. By monday it was sparse and yesterday it was completely gone from sight. Oh well, at least I have pictures ;-)
As always, feel free to critique if you see fit (except the one of me... I obviously didn't take it ;-) Also, yard was taken by Mikey, edited by me)