I love trees. This is one of the old oak trees in Irvine Park near downtown St. Paul. The weather made this photo look kind of freaky and it looks the same in color as it does in black and white.
We have so many oak trees in are parks. In six or seven months they will have leaves on them and be harder to photograph but I am OK with that.
It snowed over the weekend. The oak trees still have leaves on them and I am not ready for winter.
I live oak trees. I probably have too many pictures of them on the blog. This one is in Highland Park near the golf course. The pin oak has branches that curve every which way. They look like sculptures.
I suppose January doesn’t look the same all over the world. Here it is cold but it can be beautiful. Photos with a lot of snow in them provide some challenges. There is a lot of contrast and if the sun is shining the snow can be blinding. Sometimes it helps to use a polarizing filter. I didn’t use a filter for this photo there was enough shadow in it so I didn’t have to. I processed it in HDR which is another challenge with snow pictures. it is easy to mess them up and end up with grayish black snow. I have months to practice and hope to go out and shoot some farm scenes this winter.Â Fields of snow . . . and cold.