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January Has a cold kind of beauty

Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree

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. Fields of snow . . . and cold.