Monday, March 9, 2015

Snowdrifts And Shadow

Looking at these two shots, I could have used them for the upcoming theme on Camera Shy Self Portraits, what with my shadow making cameo appearances.

These two shots are from a morning last week, on the northeast quadrant of the campus at Carleton University. This hill dominates this section of the property, blocking the view of Dow's Lake beyond it.


I liked the morning light against the textures of the snowdrifts.



49 comments:

  1. You really captured the texture of the snow.

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  2. You really delivered in this bracing post



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. Who would think you were in the city? It looks as if you were in the Northwest Territories.

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  4. You still have snow!! when does it melt? your right show does show some nice textures in the morning light.

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  5. It is seen that the cold will not have missed this winter. Ha ha ha!

    Tomás.

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  6. I see you still have a lot of snow, William !

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  7. I just spent a few weeks over in the snow. It made me appreciate the mild winter we had in Germany even more! Love your "selfie". :)

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  8. here's hoping that this week some of it may melt?

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  9. The snow is looks like it has an icy crust. I was out yesterday in the "warm" weather and could see that an icy crust was beginning to form here too. It's pretty...but slippery. :)

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  10. Dangerously beautiful ! Is there any sign of the coming spring yet William?

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  11. @Linda: if I took that shot around four in the afternoon, the details in the snow wouldn't turn up. The sun being behind me makes all the difference.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Linda: if I look to my left, right, or behind me, the city becomes obvious.

    @Bill: it'll probably be April before we really see spring here.

    @Tomas: it has been consistently cold this year.

    @Karl: we got a fair bit this winter.

    @Halcyon: and when I took the shots, I didn't want the shadow!

    @Gill: Apparently the temperatures are going up a bit.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Marianne: we tend to get a healthy amount over the winter.

    @EG: yes, a lot of it does compress over the course of the winter and become hard and icy.

    @Luis: I wouldn't try walking up that hill!

    @Grace: not quite yet, but it'll come.

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  12. Great shots, William, it's been a long time since I saw so many snow overhere.

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  13. your shadow is a photo bomber. :)

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  14. You've still got serious winter in Ottawa. I've been lazy about enlarging people's photos but I've started lately and you get far more out of a photo.

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  15. This ice-covered snow looks treacherous.

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  16. I too enlarge peoples pictures as I look too.

    Great takes beautiful!.. Nice selfy shadows. Can you not use it still for the shy shadow selfy coming up?

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  17. I think you are on to something with this self portrait!

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  18. Totally beautiful. Love the light!
    MB

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  19. @Jan: it's a regular thing for us, though winter was late in really getting started.

    @Tex: bad shadow! Bad!

    @Red: including the footprints of someone who did cross that snow!

    @Birdman: it would be awkward to walk in.

    @Carolann: I have a couple of other ideas. One I'll have to photograph while it's still cold.

    @Sharon: thanks!

    @MB: it was pleasant but cold that morning.

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  20. I have so many pictures with my shadow in them. It looks like there will be some major melting going on very soon.

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  21. What a beautiful view! Love the clean white snow and clear blue sky. Wonderful photos!
    I agree these shots are great for Camera Shy Self Portraits theme :-)

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  22. I am fascinated by this a d also a bit scared...

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  23. If you could only hear me sigh with contentment! :-)

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  24. I like the snow drifts and textures from the wind. Something I notice here as well.

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  25. love the second shot with just a touch of shadow - I usually try to crop out my shadow from shots but sometimes it is not possible and sometimes it does actually enhance the shot

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  26. @Judy: it depends on how high up the temps go, and how long. Four or five degrees above freezing for a couple of days won't do too much.

    @Tamago: I'll come up with another idea!

    @VP: snow really appeals to me! I'll miss it when spring comes.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Ciel: a pleasure to show.

    @Anna: of course this kind of sky usually means it's very cold.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Pamela: my eye gets drawn to that sort of thing.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Gerald: in this case it adds something to the shots.

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  27. looks like you still have a lot of snow. My winters in Canada of February was slush of dirty snow by the road side,

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  28. very cool. i love the shadow. have you seen any sign of spring in your neck of the woods? ( :

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  29. As I said, great minds think alike. I particularly like the top one with all that lovely texture in the snow

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  30. I'd never have guessed this was in the heart of a city! And it looks as if you're really in your element for now.

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  31. I'm hoping this is the only place I'll be seeing snow for a very long time!

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  32. You are so welcome to all of that snow!

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  33. very pretty and you have next month's theme going on there too!

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  34. @Ann: here the winter is consistently cold. Down in southern Ontario can be a different story.

    @Beth: not yet, but we'll see later this week.

    @Geoff: thanks!

    @Kay: it's weather I love.

    @Norma: so a late March blizzard would be out of order?

    @Mari: I love the snow!

    @Tanya: thanks!

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  35. I like the shot with the tree.

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  36. I also like the morning light however it is so hard to get out of bed in time (smile).

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  37. Beautiful snow! Haven't had ANY this year. Well, I suppose that's as close as we're going to get to a selfie by William.

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  38. Ours is melting, melting, melting.

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  39. What fun! I love playing with photography! Inspiriing!

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