I’ll freely admit, usually I’ll head on out to take photos in the snow full of excitement and then when I get back home and start editing I’ll quickly realise that taking a good photograph of (and in) the snow is not easy! White balance is usually all over the place, your fingers are not likely to thaw out for a week as you try to tap away on your keyboard and the beauty you saw through the viewfinder somehow isn’t coming across …
This is where I’ll hold my hands up and admit that Photoshop is my dearest friend. I can’t help it. I find snow a bit boring on the screen, but with a dash or two of a Photoshop action I can spruce my pics up to look a tad more romantic than they were when they came out of the camera.
There, the secret is out! But I suppose a little like I’m convinced that I look better with a bit of make-up on, I also think I can make my winter photos a little more enticing with Adobe’s cosmetic touch-ups
Still, it doesn’t detract from the fact that snow is indeed very beautiful, and although I’ve been known to swear and curse at it at times it does grace the landscape around our Lincolnshire home very well.
Here are a few photos I captured yesterday, and with a deluge of the white stuff forecast tomorrow I’m suspecting this will not be the last of my winter photography pieces!
Enjoy, and please feel free to share your photo tips in the comments below …
There’s no two ways about it, we are very blessed to be living in a wonderfully rural part of the country that shows off natures white wonder to greatest effect. I recall slushy town roads all too well. Here we have a few monumental tractors ploughing up and down the lanes to quickly disperse any snow.
I’m wondering if I’ll be quite so keen to get my camera out if the current cold snap continues. I suspect my endeavours may be directed towards making pan loads of veggie soup and tanking up the wood burner. Who knows … Let’s make the most of it while we can and perhaps drink a toast or two to Jack Frost while we secretly long for a few spring buds to appear … maybe!
Until the next time … keep warm!