Onion Snow


Another windshield shot taken Saturday evening during a brief but intense snow shower. I pulled over for this one, mostly because I had a car full of passengers. :)

"Onion snow" is a term that refers to a spring snowfall after the onions have been planted. We usually get one right around Easter each year.

There's a lot of detail in this image if you look at the larger version.

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 40mm, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/2500s, aperture f/5. Curves adjustment, color balancing for tone.

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Simply amazing... I just woke up and really wonder if my first morning web visit isn't stil a dream...

Amazing I'm saying... Sun and snow together... We never got lucky enough to have this in Paris !!! this picture motivates me to go and try freeze the falling rain once again... Picturing a nice blue sky is easy, but freezing snow flakes like this in a ray of light simply amazes me :-) Wonderful, Thenk you for this Kathleen !

Posted by Cil on April 9, 2007 4:50 AM

nice shot!

Posted by Mostafa on April 9, 2007 5:16 AM

Nicely done. And you didn't limit your speed to 45.

Posted by JPH on April 9, 2007 6:21 AM

Absolutely amazing! This photo has such great atmosphere and color. Nice job!

Posted by Elisa on April 9, 2007 7:52 AM

Wow Kathleen. This is really beautiful. We saw some of this over the last few days.

Posted by Laurie on April 9, 2007 8:15 AM

Another nice tonal image. Nice trees, Nice diagonal alignment between the shoulder stripe and the power lines. Never heard the term "onion snow." Love it.

But for the absence of the dark circle in the center, I would have taken this for another two-and-a-quarter reflex shot.

Thanks for pulling over to share, it's so real.

Posted by david tinnon on April 9, 2007 10:49 AM

This picture is absolutely dreamlike.

Posted by Paulo Ribeiro on April 9, 2007 5:56 PM

Nice atmosphere and colors.

Posted by MarkDM on April 10, 2007 2:42 AM

what a great shot! i love the tones, the atmosphere and the snow! gorgeous:

Posted by elaine on April 10, 2007 6:05 AM

Excellent shot Kathleen, really love the detail in this and the colours are perfect... has a golden feel to it.

Posted by Craig on April 10, 2007 12:06 PM

Love this. Really nice mood.

Posted by mjulius on April 10, 2007 1:06 PM

simply beautiful. Such a simple shot, but with an awesome dreamlike quality to it.

Posted by jason on April 10, 2007 6:17 PM

Hmmm. I get sensor spots on my 5D too, but never this bad!

(just kidding)

A great shot that just oozes atmosphere. I keep coming here to find your front page just takes my breath away.

Posted by mike on April 10, 2007 10:48 PM

Beautiful tones. That's a nice backlightning.

Posted by sylvainman on April 10, 2007 11:02 PM

Beautiful fairytale quality to this shot. I've never heard that term before either (onion snow).

Posted by Roberta on April 11, 2007 11:40 PM

This shot reminds me of home in Chester County. I love the shot. It's the kind of snow where you can't resist cracking the window to feel it when driving through it. Kathleen - did I ever tell you that I started my blog after looking at yours for 2 years.

Posted by rob kalmbach on April 12, 2007 2:45 AM



Posted by Suby on April 13, 2007 7:12 PM

This is so poetically beautiful... Thank you.

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