Simple is good

One of the things I like about these days between real autumn and real winter is that it forces me to keep things simple. There’s not a lot in the grand landscape that’s interesting to me most days. Still, with a little patience and attention to “tiny landscapes”, or extracts, we can come home with some interesting photos. Most often, when photographing ice or snow, I like to over expose a stop or a stop and a half, to keep the snow or ice more white than gray. Sometimes we are fortunate to have a blue sky reflect its color in any water or ice we have in our composition. On occasion I will try to intensify that blue sky reflection in post capture processing, being careful not to change other colors.