Nah... it didn't snow here. But I found the next best thing -- a great product called Soft Snow, made by the Putnam Company in Walworth, Wisconsin. Leave it to the folks in Wisconsin to manufacture very believable fake snowflakes!
I'm not sure what Soft Snow is made from, but these "loose synthetic flakes" (as it says on the package) are wonderful for creating an instant winter wonderland. :)
Thanks to my little elf Jenn for putting up with gallons of phony snow in her hair, eyes, mouth, shirt, coat, shoes, pockets...
Happy Christmas, everyone!
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens at f/1.2, 1/500s, ISO 250. Basic curves adjustment for contrast and saturation; color balancing for tone.
Thanks for visiting Durham Township!
A snow queen!! I just love this shot - great composition and with the soft focus on the snow I can actually 'feel' the snow being blown my way. Excellent results proving the fake snowflakes to be a choice idea
Really impressive shot and dof, actually you fooled me with that fake snow :) I like your blog and I'm have my eye on it all the time... good work Kathleen ;)
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I think I saw this stuff in a store last week and it definitely looked very convincing.
Perfect photo for today!
Lol, great image! I laugh because we are 'Christmasing' in your neck of the woods and I thought, 'there is no way they have snow!' Sure enough you have a great twist on the theme, nicely done, merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Kathleen!
Kathleen, I have enjoyed so many of your photos this year. For your talent, I am truly thankful! Happy Holidays, the Merriest Christmas and a blessed New Year from pixels.in.my.head blog!
Brilliant action shot. Happy Christmas.
Really heightens my Christmas spirits :)
Merry Christmas everyone!
Beautiful shot, beautiful girl.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Katheleen you´re the one.
Thanks for all your photos.
Now there's a photo I can enjoy! Well done.
Merry Christmas to you and your family...
And to all of Durham Township!
Beautiful, the girl and the shot!
Great balance! Christmas delight! Love the pose/poise and the expression in Jenn's eyes.
Your cropping is excellent as always.
Thank you Jenn, thank you Kathleen!
and Merry Christmas to you and all your models and your clouds and fields and tractors and combines and steel mills and crayon factories and fake snow and your puddles and...........
Merry Christmas. Bon Nadal.
great effect and you really had me fooled!
love the bokeh, wish the left side of the face was in focus too tho ;)
Wow this is such a wonderful picture. The snow looks cold, but her face looks so warm. Excellent, excellent photo...one of my favorites
Hi Kathleen, warmest wishes to you and all your readers :-)
Cheers from a warm, but wet, Darwin Australia.
Kathleen - I'm a bit late, but Merry Xmas. This is a great shot. Great timing, and that lens seems terrific. I managed to afford the 5D - can't stretch to that lens yet though...
Great shot. Best shot I,ve seen for this christmas. Thanks for your great images.
very creative work and i really like the focus. walworth county is about 20 min from where i am. there are many industries there considering it is a fairly small area! happy holidays :)
Very appropriately titled action shot!
I would consider selling this photo to a stock agency, it is truly a wonderful shot.