My Last Winter Image – One of my Favourites

If you look over my images of this entire trip, you will notice how the light and the land lent itself to the simplest of compositions. As a landscape photographer, I was in heaven.  This photograph is not about snow flakes, it’s about 3 main shapes, 4 if you include the band of colour. When I turned my head to the left and saw this scene, I immediately saw 3 shapes and a complete range of tonal contrast; from pure white to pure black. The touch of colour was a bonus. I was so excited when I saw this scene because I could visualize the final outcome. When composing, I made sure the tallest tree was right of centre and the least interesting shape (the bottom white shape) was small. Click. There you are. A sub-boreal forest in a winter snow storm. Enjoy!