Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter Storm

Storm clouds rising over a winter field, lightly covered in snow. For a few minutes the low afternoon sun bathed the landscape in soft golden light while blue and purple clouds boiled above.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Foggy Lakeside

This really should have been published a couple of days ago, because it was taken on the first afternoon of this year. It was unusually warm, and had been from Christmas, which you can tell because the snow is completely gone. I guess this is why there was quite a bit of fog.

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The grass on the shore in the foreground is green, the rest of the image is desaturated because of the fog. I think this is more of an autumn mood rather than winter, but what a poetic way to start the new year by showing that it is impossible to see far through the fog of time!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tracks in the Snow

Winter has arrived here in Germany and it is getting cold and snowy. On an outing I found a frozen pond with crisp, fresh snow on the frozen surface which an animal, probably a dog, had explored.

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I like the way the sunlight plays on the white surface with the shadows appearing blue, not black, because of the ice.