Shooting at Vermejo Park Ranch a couple of weeks ago, we had some seriously cold, dreary, snowy days.  One’s natural instinct is to just sit by the fireplace and wait for better weather. But bad weather also creates mood.  And soft, dim light can be wonderfully subtle.

We came up on this dense stand of aspens and with a long telephoto lens, I isolated a little area that had a nice mixture of shapes and tones and a nice flow from right to left.  The long focal length compressed the shapes and forms into a dense tangle of aspens – some sharp, some soft – separated by the falling snow.

I am not sure if others will like it but I do, especially in black and white.

Aspens in Snow

Canon 1DX.  Canon 200-400 @ 406mm.  ISO 1000.  1/60 second @ f/16.  EV +1.