Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Week 41, Day 291, February 10, 2010, Contrast

I like the contrast of the white snow sticks to the dark branches of the trees.  It was a great day of snow.  Just a few inches, but it was beautiful.  I also like the contrast of the bicycle and winter.   (For those of you who don't live in a snowy area, bicycles aren't typically used in the winter.)

Lessons Learned:
  • Changes in weather seem to help my creativity.  I think it's because I'm seeing something new again. 
  • I missed a few opportunities.  There was a student smoking in one of the arches.  She looked very cold.  I should have asked if I could take some photos of her.  I think they would have been very good if I she ignored the camera, and continued to look cold.   The other opportunity was several people walking in the snow this morning had a lot of snow on their coats.  I think they would have looked very cool as well.  Perhaps tomorrow.

 Photo details: Exposure time 1/25 sec, Aperture f/7.0, ISO 200, Focal Length 36 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, hand held, converted to black and white in Picasa.


Andrew said...

The bike is a great foreground object! What is that tower thing in the far back?

Andrey Dorokhov said...

Bicycles is not common in winter yes, and that's also why it looks so interesting with a contrast of that snow! Great composition!

toledonative said...

Good composition and contrasts in this shot.

Just a few inches of snow? We had over a foot yesterday! I agree about the contrast of snow and trees - I've been taking lots of pictures of that sort lately. I could use a change of weather - I'm ready for spring!

Gallow said...


The tower in the background is McGraw Tower:

I like how you noticed it. I noticed it as well, and was hoping that people would notice.

Andrey & toledonative,

Thank you. I had fun taking the photo.


Nicki said...

We got 8" here, Steve. Came home to the guy plowing my driveway late last night after driving to Buffalo and back. Have a bunch of pics to edit. Still getting the hang of the camera.