Trees, cold, and me

What to do during a sub-freezing weather spell? I, for one, carried about my regular work duties – to a point. Although I was out and about prior to the polar vortex plunge, I quickly decided that it wasn’t for me. When you can’t stand being out in the weather after 30 seconds, and you don’t really have to, you find alternative things to do. So I kept my outdoor work to a minimum and sought out alternative things to do. Like attend a nice indoor meeting. When you enjoy attending a meeting, you know it’s cold outside!

While I was out on Monday and after the slight warm-up today, I managed to take a few tree pictures. Nothing extraordinary, just some roadside pics, but it was too cold and I was too busy to put much effort into composition. That’s pretty lame, I know, and it’s not my preferred way of photography, but for now it will have to do.

I did like the brightness of the frosty West Virginia hillside and the almost natural black and white tonality. And the contrast of the whitish bark of the roadside trees against the coal-black road. They scenes were both obvious candidates for black and white photos.

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

© David Guidas


  One thought on “Trees, cold, and me

  1. kbeezyisviral
    January 9, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Beautiful photography. These pictures really show me what West Virginia would be like on a cold winter day.

  2. January 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    They’re both georgous, but the bottom one has got to be my favorite.

    • January 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      It was one of those scenes that just stops you in your tracks. Simple but effective. Glad you liked it.

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