Photograph info: Another photo from last Saturday afternoon during a two-mile hike through heavy snowfall.
We were on the last half mile of our journey to pick up the car from the mechanic. By that point I could see only indistinct blobs of black & white through the fogged viewfinder, so I composed the abstract elements, set the focus in a general area and got really lucky.
Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/320s. Slight white balance correction, curves adjustment for contrast and saturation. The red cheeks are the real deal. :)
Thank you for visiting Durham Township!
Look at those cheeks! Must have been a beautiful winter hike...crunch, crunch, crunch with each step in big warm snow boots. I can feel/hear it now. Great winter photo.
Dang, that looks comfortable!
Who needs Jamaica or the Bahamas? Forget Hawaii! You can conserve precious fossil fuels, while radically minimizing your winter holiday carbon footprint as you enjoy the robust, yet simple pleasures of a casual afternoon, laying in a snow lined canal ditch after a blizzard. (And don't let some know-it-all travel agent talk you out of it. Why go where everybody else goes, your not sheep ya know!)
....and thanks for another field trip.
Beautiful scene here - wonderful colours and scene. Best wishes, LwS
As Gator says, it's a great winter photo. You can see the sense of fun and achievement coming through...
Indeed, read cheek are the real deal:-)
Beautifully composed image! Nice exposure!
excellent shot. looks cold but delicate. :)
Black suit against white, a sight to behold.
Bundled head to toe, to fight off the cold.
With his cheeks all aglow
He's collapsed in the snow.
this is beautiful Kathleen.
love the little blurriness in the bottom right corner.
I miss snow! We dont get enough of it in South Africa - we do get a small flurry every winter, but then you have 20,000 people flock to the area.
How about we trade you 5 35 degree (around 90F) days and then you trade us one week of heavy snow fall? I'll see if the foreign office can organise it from this end :)
You just gotta love those rosy cheeks. This is wonderful. Perfect composition as is your practice...always perfect tone and exposure control as well.
We did not get much snow here...I was out shooting as well last Saturday. It got heavy on an off throughout the day but added up to around maybe an inch.
david tinnon you are a master of all you survey.
Winter fun! Good composition. There seems to be a bit more snow than here in Finland.
A day in the snow is always fun :-) Great shot!
Impresionante. Me encanta.
Beautiful shot!! I had a hard time deciding which was my favorite picture of all you took until this one, I vote this one!
I really like this shot - you captured it very nicely - even if you couldn't see it. Must be instinct. Thank you so much for sharing it!
That's a great capture. I love the mood of it, the feeling of it.
Terrific job, can't stop enjoying this photo.
What I really like in this shot is the way it "frames itself". With this I mean, that the accentuation of the main subject representing a starting point for the eye is balanced by the extending depth of the (snowy) field in the background which is bound by the blurry silhouette of naked trees.
Are you cold, boy. You are very brave. But be careful not to get a cold.
Image Interpretation Variant B; "Break Time," as in, "the TIME I lay snow-bound in a ditch because I BROKE my leg."
Beautiful portrait. Love the composition..and how he sits in the foreground..with all the winter and snow behind him. His rosy cheeks are wonderful!!!
Conform to nature instead of trying to conquer it. Minimize the impact, minimize the disturbance. Become part of the landscape instead of creating the landslide. Make pristine forests, white capped mountains and crystal clear rivers the monuments to your existence. Lie down with the earth, trust her and open your mind and your soul to the knowledge she possesses.
Willow, are we writing parallel-o-grams here or what? I periodically check previous images to avoid missing your "takes." (I rewrite them for later plageristical re-purposing--it saves energy.)
Fantastic (and very cold) shot !