Neighbor’s Snow: Stevenson, Alabama; Jan 15, 2011
I loved the red truck in the middle of all this snow, dead leaves, & naked trees. And the rarity of so much snow around, as well as the usual winter sight of bare trees.
I love trees. Who doesn’t? A friend once took me for a drive to look at the naked winter trees. She said her dad told her winter was the best time to look at trees, because you can really see their shape & branches; their bones. It stuck with me.
I used sharpen on this one to bring out more of the details in the bark & the leaves. I liked it when I was working on it, but now seeing it here I’m unsure. But I think I was going for a more sharp, stark look. I know I played around with glow & soft focus, but it all made it too dreamy & pretty. This is a very real photo & I wanted a bit of grit to it.
I don’t know. I liked this one. I really liked it. I wanted to love it, but just couldn’t get it there. There is still something beautiful about it. Maybe it’s because it’s the family tractor shed & that’s my grandmother’s roof in the background? Or the colors. I loved all the muted colors with the snow & the winter haze of the sky.
I played with the light on this one just a touch; just to bring out the sky a bit. I did use the soft focus on this one, but with the focus area as wide as it would go & the softness turned down. Basically just a little fade in the corners, nothing I think you’d notice if you didn’t know it was there.