Friday, February 4, 2011

Blue Shadows

The back yard still has nearly two feet of snow on it, and a coating of solid ice. For some reason - I guess it was because the wind must have drifted the snow - the snow is not flat, but rather undulating. So on top of this, late this afternoon, as the sun was low in the western sky, it cast long shadows of tree trunks across the snow. I spotted this from indoors and quickly grabbed a camera and went outdoors. I was afraid the light would go off the snow before I could find the right composition. I looked at the shadows in several places and then choose this. This view encompasses about half the yard. It is nearly impossible to get any sense of scale in a photograph like this.

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