We are already several weeks into 2014 and I have yet to post my first photos of the year. Winter is such an awesome time for photographers, and I like to get out a couple of times to shoot in the snow. In Western New York, we spend too much time complaining about our winter weather and not enough time enjoying the beauty that winter brings. Don't get me wrong, I hate shoveling snow as much as the next guy. I have an old Toro snow blower that I purchased from a neighbor almost 20 years ago.
Blog posts tagged "winter"
Pam Sherman's recent column in the Democrat & Chronicle about the "best of" in 2013 sparked me to look at the photos I did this past year and come up with my own collection of "best ofs." This has been a great year for me with photography. I had 14 pano pictures published in the D&C, which led to three photos on their 2014 calendar. I took third place in the Life in the Finger Lakes magazine's annual photo contest--the first contest I've entered since my college years. I also had a great year with wedding, engagement and senior photos.
My wife and her sister decided to pay a visit to their brother and his family in North Carolina this weekend, and with both of our boys away at college, I had an entire weekend to myself. So, when the cat's away the mice will play, and in my case, it was time for me to spend time shooting. My camera has been calling me for a few weeks, so I was happy to head out on a local photo adventure. I'm convinced that some of the best photography can happen within just a few miles of your home. I didn't want to venture too far off, so I put $40 of gas in my car and started exploring.
Winter is a great time for photography, fast become one of my favorite times of the year to shoot. The few major snow falls we've had this year have left behind a beautiful landscape that has been almost Christmas card quality. I traveled around the area a couple of different times this season to see what Mother Nature had left behind. Check out the photos below.