The “Colors” of Snow

For every nature photographer snow is an excellent opportunity. No matter where you are and no matter the time of day, stunning pictures can be captured. For example a city landscape can most of the times be boring, yet after it snowed the “frame” changes dramatically.

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From a technical point of view it is also most welcome, as it helps the photographer perfectly adjust the white balance setting, thus acting like a natural “grey card”. However correctness must not be exaggerated. Why? Well simply because we photographers are artists. Our goal is not always get technically perfect pictures! A photo can technically be correct, however not at all “eye catching”. Sometimes we have to break the rules in order to make ourselves understood 😉

OK, I can hear you asking: which are the 3 colors? Well, first one is obviously white, which we get during daytime. This can better be captured when the sky is grey, which happens quite often in winter. The other ones can be spotted in the evening or at night, depending on the weather. If it snows or is likely that this will happen, the sky glows with a reddish color, which is also reflected in the snow. There is a lot of light as if some kind of magic were in the air! On the other side, when not snowing the evening sky has its usual cold blue color and of course the snow reflects this too.

Which one do you like most? Well, I like them all equally as I think each “color” has it’s own charm. So … let it snow!

PS. For more snow, check these posts too:

https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/winter-in-alba-iulia-1/

https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/winter-in-alba-iulia-2/

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