Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Focus On Winter

Snow, snow and more snow! That's what's been happening at my house lately. I love the way the snow looks when it has first fallen -- before it turns all gray and slushy. We got about six or seven inches today.


Looking at this snow-covered swing in the backyard has me looking forward to spring, though.


Settings: 1/400 at f/4. 100 ISO.


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34 comments:

Michelle said...

we had snow--then we had a new warm weather record so no more snow. i love your shot--makes me wish we had some more though.

Mandy said...

I know what you mean...its nice when it first comes down...so white and perfect. About 3 hours later...all the plow trucks are out mucking it up! Great photo. I love the swing.

hailiriley said...

great photo. I have to agree though about the snow when it gets gray and dirty! yuk!
Cari

Kristi said...

This photo evokes so many emotions...I really love it! Would look really cool with a vintage action too!

jglanzer said...

Our snow is finally all melting. But -- of course -- we'll get more yet! It's pretty to look at in pictures, though! :)

Debbi said...

That swing looks so sad and lonely! :) Like the blue against the white.

pat said...

Meg--love the contrast of the blue against the snow. Nothing like fresh snow!

Sharon said...

Oh very nice! I love that burst of blue.

Mom2Drew said...

lOVE it! We've got about 6inches on the ground and expecte to get some more tomorrow. I love the white stuff though, so it does not bother me at all. Your photo really feels cold (in a good way.)

Danielle said...

I live in Ogden I know what you mean about snow we got 12". I like the bright blue against the snow.

ktinnc07 said...

I don't know what it is about an empty playground swing that I like, but I love the contrast between the blue of the swing and the white of the snow :)

Jennifer said...

I wish we had snow here, right now it is brown and dreary and some snow would be lovely. Beautiful photo, it is so calm and peaceful...everything i think of when I think about winter :)

my photography journey said...

I really really like this one. I love the compositon and the snow on the swing!

Angela2932 said...

I love the moodiness of this photo. Good job with the theme!

Teri said...

Im so jealous f all that snow. Nice focus.

YA said...

I like this shot. We normally have lots of snow but not much has falling yet.

Kristen Kacey said...

what fun perspective!! That lonely looking swing ! I agree with everyone, but when Kristi said it invokes emotions, thats like taking the words right out of my mouth. I love this photo!

jewels said...

Oooooh... the BLUE is awesome against the stillness and de-saturated snow scene! Good job!!!

Martha said...

Nice shot. I feel like i"m there. Great color and not so bright you can't see detail in the snow. I can feel the "dreary" of the snowday.

Bobbi said...

Brr, so glad it's you not me...I hate being cold :) Great crisp picture and the colors are perfect.

Toni said...

Im so ready for the snow to be gone! Love the idea of this picture though. Great shot Margaret. Toni

Ashley said...

Oh that looks so peaceful to me!

Tomboymama said...

I love fresh fallen snow too, but after that, yuck! Great capture with the contrast in colors and feelings.

robin said...

Love the focus on the swing. Looks like a lonely scence, the swing is just waiting for kids to return to it in the spring. We are expected to get a couple of inches of snow today, just as most of the dirty looking snow from the last storm had melted away the last few days. I don't mind the fresh white snow, but hate that dirty mess when it's melting!

Scrapper88 said...

I love this picture, too cute!! We have had NO snow, we were in the 60s earlier this week. Guess i cant complain!

Becky said...

I love the contrast of the snow vs. the swing, both in the colors and in the mood. Our snow is looking pretty yucky right now.

Sam and Emma said...

That blue swing just pops.
-Kristinak

Gypsy Girl said...

The blue against the white does look good. I can't wait for spring either

Ginnie said...

I am with you...I can't wait for spring!! I hear you guys are getting quite the pounding this year from some good snow storms. It makes me glad I'm not there right now ;)

Janae and Travis said...

That is more than we got in SL. They reported an inch, but at work and at my house we weren't even close to that. At least you weren't like N. Ogden, almost 2 feet, that is just too much.

I like the composition of this shot, the dof is good to. I just wish that the colors jumped out a little more. It seems to dark and dreary, but maybe that is what you were aiming for, although I think snow is fun so brightening it up would help I think. This might be a problem with my monitor too, my work computer isn't calibrated.

Travis

Ljsmom33 said...

I love this shot! I miss the snow! From Az!

Val said...

very cool!

Lorie Ann said...

Very interesting capture. Love how the blue swing pops out off of the white snow. Very cool

Tori said...

Nice shot! I'd love to see it in b/w...