The photos I took in my last post were taken in a nearby park. One week after I took those photos, the scene totally changed – we had snow! Though the idea of snow in December in Pennsylvania doesn’t sound unusual, it has been a rarity the last few years. An inch or two or a dusting here or there seems to be the norm, but we had a nice 3 to 4-inch snow this time around. With mild temperatures and being in the middle of the week, I figured it would be a great time to revisit the park for some “rare” snow photos.
The lighting was cloudy and pretty consistent throughout the day so I didn’t have to get out too early. I arrived at the park around 10:00 AM and it was practically empty with only the occasional dog walker or jogger on the road. The blanket of snow was, for the most part, undisturbed, with the exception of some footprints along some of the paths in the woods.
I mentioned in my previous post how I only had my Leica M9 on my last visit to the park and would have liked to of had my Fujifilm X-T3, since there were a large number of ducks in the water at the time. Well, I brought my Fuji this time and, of course, no ducks to be found. That didn’t matter though, I was here for snow photos and I wanted to use the Fuji anyhow, especially my 14mm and 55-200mm lenses – two focal lengths I couldn’t duplicate with my Leica. With the bright white snow on the ground and trees, monochrome was the word for the day.
With fresh snow, practically no one around, and a mild 30° F temperature, it was an enjoyable time to photograph. By the way, I did bring the Leica also and was able to take a few photos with it. Plus I even managed a couple small bird photos with the Fuji, which I’ll show in the next post.
For now, enjoy!