I was only going to photograph the snow against the sky (I do that when I can’t find anything else to shoot) and this little deer came running across the frame. I’m far from an “action” shooter so my reflexes aren’t too swift but I did manage to grab a shot before it ran out of view.
With the contrast of the snow, deer, and sky I immediately thought it would make a good black and white image. It does for the most part so I experimented with different contrast to keep it graphically simple. While processing I realized it worked best as a square composition, something I’m “freeing my mind” towards. When I had a black and white image that fit my vision, I thought I was done but for some reason wondered what I could do with it in color. That’s when I played around with some Nik software and came up with this. I ended up liking it more than I thought I would.
I know it’s a little “Instagrammy “, but that seems to be what’s all the rage! 😉