Winter just will not go away; I’m calling this month Marchuary, as we’re getting January weather in March (I liked it better a year ago when Summer was kicking in by now). With that said, I might as well make something out of it.
As you see, my ADT Security sign is still mostly buried. Maybe in a few weeks, thieves might actually be able to see it. Two weeks ago it was pretty much buried, so I guess that’s progress.
A clump of snow caught in a shrub along my house. A nice mixture of shapes here, both smooth and jagged.
Tracks in the snow next to my garage; likely made by Remme, Scott and Nancy’s dog (who is very welcome in my yard). What works here is the different layers going from left to right. This had to be shot in Portrait, as Landscape would not have worked at all.
Some crusty newspapers in a nearby mailbox (not mine).
The gate to a local playground frozen in the ajar position. I used a wide depth of field in an attempt to keep everything sharp.
My version of March Madness. As you would imagine, not too many around. I cropped this to a square as the Landscape aspect ratio it was originally shot with didn’t work.
A lonely park bench, with just its shadow for company. I was there, too, of course. He will see more action when the snow melts (which by the looks of things, might be sometime in August).
Very little giddy-up in this horsey, who is frozen in place.
I found these nearby. I’ll bet some kid’s Mom is not happy. With any luck, maybe these will not be required soon.
An attempt to be a little artsy. Another drop from a hanging icicle; this time from my garage. That’s a twig to the left of it. I went black and white (or gray-scale, or monochrome, or whatever it’s being called this week) as the colors were lame. I also added extra sharpness, as I wanted some grain in there.
all images © Scott Woelm – Marchuary 2013