Thursday, January 02, 2020

New Years Eve Snowfall

We awoke to a rather nice snowfall on December 31. I mean that it was photographically nice because it was the kind of wet snow that clings to the trees well on into the day. Otherwise, of course, that heavy wet snow is not super nice for either shovelling or driving.

I didn't think I was going to get around to photographing any of it because the day didn't begin fortuitously. I arose very early in not the best of sorts but then was quite miffed when I espied a blockage at the end of the driveway from the town plows. The plowing of the road had dumped a formidable barrier which I wouldn't have wanted to drive through.

This displeased me because I has wanted to do grocery shopping very early, at 8am, to beat the New Years Eve rush. But I couldn't get out. Where was our snow removal team?

When I contacted them, they were resting after a long night and couldn't promise to be back for awhile. However, after several text messages, they did have us plowed out by 9:30, for which I was thankful.

So I did my shopping and then took a quick spin to the nearest park with my camera in hand. I didn't spend long there, but I was rewarded with some photos that please me well enough.

The snow began to fall again for this picture of the pond and footbridge.You can see snow snow on the lens, but I don't mind the effect.

I took a similar, vertical shot.

Looking the other way, I was able to find a composition between a house on the left and the road on the right with some interest from foreground to background. By focussing tightly it rather looks like I could be deep in a woodland, which I certainly wasn't.

Even the houses that rimmed the park (how lucky for these people!) didn't look bad in the conditions.

I have a few more from the outing, but I think that I leave them for tomorrow.

PS: Just a reminder that you can click on any photo and see it bigger and then just quickly click through the whole lot of them. Some photos deserve that. Not saying that these do, of course. :)


Marie Smith said...

The snow shots are interesting. I never think of taking photos when it’s snowing.

Barbara Rogers said...

I like the pond and bridge, and did click on it to try to figure out the jumble at the base of the bridge...I guess it's a dam? Too bad, because the rest of the photo is easy to read and most enjoyable. I like the one with just trees especially. Keep warm!

Mara said...

When I first saw that first photo, I thought you had parked a sports car in the distance. It was only after a second look that I realised it was actually some reeds or other plant material.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

We had the same weather! Very pretty the first day. Love your snow photos.

Tabor said...

These are like Christmas cards. Very misty and cozy. Nothing at all like that here. Wondering if we will get any snow at all!

Marcia said...

Don't know when we'll get snow. Temps are just too warm here. Winter weather may be a thing of the past for us.

PipeTobacco said...

Anvil... I am amazed that you can call the road service and they will come back and clear away their “bump” at the start of the driveway. Our municipality won’t do that. We are left to our own devices..... and backaches ensue. :)

Snow photos are beautiful.... and I want to restart my photography hobby. I think I will use you as inspiration.


Jenn Jilks said...

They are lovely. I'd hoped you'd gone out. I saw some opportunities, but didn't do too much. I decided to simply enjoy the moment!

Joanne Noragon said...

These all are lovely. Thanks for going shooting.

MARY G said...

You got some goodies there. We did not get as much snow as CP, but it did stick nicely. I had a deer out back and tried for a nice white shot, but it was too early ... light was iffy.
By tomorrow it should all have fallen off the trees, I hope. White trees make fine photo subjects, but it is very hard on the poor things.

Kay said...

WOW! Those are really awesome snow photos! It’s so beautiful!

William Kendall said...

It is irritating when the plows do that.