In my backyard I spy… | Winter in Chesapeake, VA
Snow & Ice
It doesn’t seem to last long around here (in my lengthy three weeks of experience). Winter Storm Jonas over the weekend was pretty mild in our area, compared to photos I’ve seen from DC, NYC, and even other parts of Virginia. It wasn’t anything this California girl and her Subaru couldn’t handle with ease.
Perhaps it is because I’m still new here that the snow is captivating to me. I love watching the ground get slowly covered by a soft blanket of white.
I spent time over the weekend watching the patterns forming in the snow and ice and itching to get out with my camera, but was pretty busy with our continued condo remodel to be able to go play.
Yesterday morning, however, I had a bit of time, the sun was shining, and I knew the snow and ice would be gone soon. So, I bundled up, grabbed my camera and headed out my back gate into the small wooded area behind my new home.
Its been so long since my boots crushed through snow! It was awesome. I had the thrill of a little kid making tracks where none had been, and cracking frozen-over puddles with my shoes.
I took in the details around me, the patterns of the tree roots, the swirls in the icy puddles, the growth of grass struggling to get through the frozen bits…just beautiful!
In case you were wondering, all of the photos in this set were processed with Lightroom & On1 Photo 10. I’m really enjoying On1 Photo 10 and urge you to check it out! It has become so much easier to use with this new version and the results are great!
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