Happy New Year!! Can you believe it’s 2018?!? Time is certainly flying!
This month’s theme is Winter Light. Here in the Midwest, winter can be pretty drab. There are no mountains to grace the landscape. It’s a lot of flat land, and where I’m located, it is flat land that is barren from crops being harvested. So when there is no snow on the ground, everything is brown and drab. People think I’m crazy, but I LOVE the snow, and that is one of the reason’s why. It’s transforms the landscape from drab brown to glistening white.
One thing about the winter light is that the sun is not directly overhead. It’s path across the sky is a bit lower, giving winter days a whole different feeling than summer days. The shadows are long.
When the sun is shining, the snow looks like it’s sprinkled with diamonds. The skies are often beautiful blue creating a gorgeous contrast against the white snow.
Because of the beautiful blue skies, the blue is reflected off of the snow and ice that is in the shade. Here is a picture of the pond behind our house. I just love the way the water froze in such a unique pattern. The sun was very low in the sky so the pond was in the shade and everything was a beautiful blue hue.
Then there is the glistening of the frost on the windows. How incredibly stunning!
The sun was once again low in the sky, so the upper part of the background in this picture was in the sun and is warm tones and the lower part was in the shade so it fades into a light blue.
Here is another shot. While the entire background of this one was in shade creating a beautiful blue hue throughout, I love how the facets of the frost picked up on the golden light of the setting sun. It made a perfect highlight to the frost.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my take on this month’s theme.
Head on over to Sharleen’s blog to see her lovely images!