I had no intentions of posting today, but I was nominated for the 7-day nature challenge on Facebook by another photographer. I posted photographs from my archives the past two days and the photographer then reminded me that I was supposed to post photographs of the snow like everyone else. Well, I honestly tire of looking at pictures of the snow after about a week or so of repetitively seeing them. But, to make the photographer happy I decided to go out and shoot this afternoon. I climbed through at least two feet of snow and played. It was warm, 40 degrees F and it felt great to be outside and playing with my camera. I felt somewhat like an animal on the prowl as I searched for my subjects.
While I was photographing a pine cone using back lighting and creating beautiful bokeh I remembered an article I recently read about lensless photography. Because I had the time and was on a mission to create some unique winter images I decided to try it. The above photographs are the results.
Do you love the hazy effect as much as I do? I feel like I captured my prey. One might argue that the first image is too “blue” meaning the white balance is off, but I was in the shade and it is a winter/snow shot and it is cold so to me, the color is perfect for what I was representing with my work.
Which do you prefer? The color photograph or the black and white?