“Dogwoods and Poplar”

“Dogwoods and Poplar”

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.”
― Candace Bushnell

Today, a winter abstract. What caught my attention in this scene was the splash of brilliant red from the Red Osier Dogwoods that grow along the path, against the bright snow. The photo was made mid afternoon, so the snow has a slight blue cast caused by the shadows under the bright sky. I was tempted to pull blue levels down a bit, but I actually like this look.

The second element is the bright bark of the poplars which are brighter than the snow, since they are receiving direct light and are not in shadow.

Nikon D300
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 70mm
1/4 sec, f/32.0, ISO 250

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