“On the Edge of Spring”
“The final day of winter and I stand on the edge of spring. Before me, two seasons meet and blend; only a few steps forwards and the snows of winter are behind me.” – Ed Lehming
This really is a wonderful time of year. I get to experience two seasons at once, mere steps apart. In this image, the forest floor is still covered in snow, gradually melting but still very present. On the edge of the same forest, the sun has begun warming the ground, the snow melted away only a week before. It’s like standing at a gateway. I can feel the cool air around me yet the sun still warms my face.
If this week’s forecast is accurate, the last of the snow will be a memory within days, as the temperatures are supposed to remain exceptionally warm for March and then there will be a few more days of warm rain; that will remove the snow and melt remaining ice quite quickly.
I decided to employ my intentional camera movement technique to give this image the painterly look that I enjoy so much. That slight blur and movement brings life to the image and the wider aperture required for the effect also saturates the sensor a bit more, lending some needed vibrance.
Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 52 mm
1/4 sec, f/22, ISO 100