Cold Details

The first photo walk of the year was with Andy, and we traveled up Mount Baker Highway for some pictures of snow and ice.   It’s bare and dry in Bellingham, but an hour up the road it’s still a winter wonderland, and it will be for some time.

It is really difficult to take a decent picture of snow-covered things!  Without much contrast, the camera doesn’t pick up the small details your eye sees.  So, I tried to find what color was available.  This small, ice colored branch is one example.  More to come this week!



10 comments on “Cold Details”
  1. Nice colour contrast between the reddish brown twig and the general blue tones.

    1. I was happy to find some contrast. Most of the photos I got are various shades of white and blue. No matter how good the photo turns out, it’s never as beautiful as the real thing.

  2. nigel says:

    Lovely shot. Did you use a macro lens?

    1. No macro lens. Still saving those pennies…

  3. Mike says:

    Nice shot. I have been shooting with a circular polarizer filter – it can help with the glare from the snow and also the sun being so low in the sky.

    1. Good tip, Mike! I don’t have one of those yet either. Oh the list of things I need!!

  4. Nice detail. You and I are practically neighbors. I live near Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula.

    1. Nice! I often visit the Olympic Peninsula in the summer. There’s lots of beauty in your neck of the woods.

  5. cool blues – nice capture Jolene.

    1. Thanks! The blues seem calming to me.

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