I was frantically driving the country roads looking for composition that would compliment the nice light that was happening. While standing in a ditch knee deep in snow, a car pulled up next to me to kindly make me aware of the spectacular full moon rising behind me (they were out taking photos too). I certainly appreciated the kind gesture but wasn’t where I’d need to be for a good moon composition, so I was intending to stick it out at this location a bit longer. The fellow photographer drove past me to turn around and managed to get a bit too close to the ditch before getting sucked in about 75’ in front of me, adding an SUV to my composition. It was a little disappointing for both of us (for different reasons), but mostly funny looking back. Guess it keeps things from getting boring. I did mange to capture a few frames before the SUV got sucked into my frame.
It was our first real snow of the season and I was out wondering the countryside. I drove past this pond a few times trying to visualize a composition, from the warmth of my car of course. Not seeing anything, I finally convinced myself to take a little hike and explore the area on foot. Upon reaching the waters edge, I discovered these cool patterns in the exposed ice in an otherwise snow covered scene. Good reminder that it often pays to get a bit uncomfortable and explore the area beyond the view from the driver’s seat.
Growing up, I drove past this well kept dairy farm nearly every day. Since getting into photography, I thought this place would make for a good photograph under the right conditions. A fresh blanket of snow seems to be just what the scene needed.