Morning Snowfall

We had a short, but serious snow event this morning that caused a 30 vehicle crash on the interstate highway. Fortunately, I was hunkered down at home sheltering from COVID. Your comments on this image are appreciated. As soon as I posted the image, I realized the need for the crop that I added.

What technical feedback would you like if any?


What artistic f eedback would you like if any?


Pertinent technical details or techniques:

(If this is a composite, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)

Nikon D500 with Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 lens hand held.

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I quite like the almost psychedelic effect that you achieved here, it makes for a very interesting abstract image. What shutter speed and focal length did you use to achieve this effect with the snow ? It’s unusual to see OOF snow blobs this large, must be near the 600mm of that lens.

The subtle hint of subdued green color in the trees is pleasing to me, and adds some interest to what essentially otherwise is like a B&W image. This image works very well for me. My only suggestions would be clone away a couple minor distractions, the bright branch in the ULC, and the small tan bit on the tree along the right edge, they both stand out from the overall pattern.

Ed, Thanks for your reply. The image was shot at 220mm, 1/1600 sec at f 5.6. I too recognize the need for some clean-up cloning in the image. I was fascinated by the large clumps of snow coming down rapidly and hoped that the trees and muted tree would provide a good backdrop. I appreciate your visit and comment.

Here is a more “cleaned-up” version of the image. Thanks again, @Ed_McGuirk.

An unusual and unique take on your recent snowfall, Larry. I like the repost very much and will second @Ed_McGuirk’s thoughts on this lovely scene. Thanks for sharing this!