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Not So Winter-Wonderland Beauty

Not So Winter-Wonderland Beauty
As the routine of winter settles in, the snow stops being fun or novel.  It becomes a daily aspect of life.  That doesn't mean that there aren't some beautiful photographs which can be taken.  In fact, there are some unique kinds of photos which are only available when the snow and ice have set in.  Today, we are adding some of those to our portfolio.

Our first new photo is one where we have a small cross-over from the last season.  Later during winter, the fall leaves are no longer available or they're no longer photogenic.  The first early snows of winter is the time to get this kind of seasonal juxtaposition.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of solitary brown fall leaf sitting on field of white snow in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho

The snow texture, visible here, doesn't exist until the snow has had a few days to settle.  It can also take a couple of days for the fallen leaves to be unearthed again and blown onto the snow like this.

This snow is not the kind of snow for snowmen.  It no longer will pack together.  It has dried out.  It now has a hard crust which must be broken in order to walk through.  I had to walk carefully in order to not disturb the snow for this shot.

Some of the more interesting photos are those that come when the snow melts and refreezes on something.  Those icicles can catch a snapshot of time and preserve it for a little while longer.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of a weed or grass frozen in an icicle in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho

One of the best places to get this kind of photograph is to check next to gutter drain pipes.  This weed happened to be growing in just such and area.  The trick is to find the right shaped icicle and get the right angle with it.

While snow is an important part of winter photos, it's not the only way to depict the season.  Bare trees and grey skies work just as well.

You need to have the cold set in for the trees to shed their leaves like this but you don't want the snow piled on the branches for this shot either.  If you wait a couple of days or so, then the snow will have fallen and left the trees hibernating for winter.  Just add some birds perching and you have something like this shot.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of birds sitting in a tree silhouetted with grey skies in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho

Winter may have set in for the long haul by now but there are still some photo opportunities for us.