Patterns in the Snow

Since I don’t own a pair of snowshoes and the snow is still over my boots in most places, I haven’t really gotten out to take any pictures since the big storm.  So lately I’ve been doing some editing instead.  The wind, people, and animals sculpted some amazing patterns into the snow, but the photos I took didn’t show them off straight out of the camera very well.  After converting to black and white and messing with my new favorite editing tool — the tone curve adjustment in Lightroom — these were the result.

Nikon D90 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.8 @ f/10, 1/200s, ISO 200

Nikon D90 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.8 @ f/8, 1/800s, ISO 320

Nikon D90 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.8 @ f/14, 1/400s, ISO 320

You can really tell from these first three how much the wind was blowing and drifting the snow.  And so many different patterns from just the wind! People and animals also made some interesting shapes. The first one was some very small creature, perhaps a mouse, and the second is my own snow trail.

Nikon D90 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.8 @ f/10, 1/320s, ISO 200

Nikon D90 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.8 @ f/18 1/160s, ISO 320

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About amcnabb3

I’m a high school math teacher who loves teaching and photography.

Posted on February 10, 2011, in Abstract, Black and White, Nature and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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