This week I changed the habit of a lifetime and took pretty photos in the snow. On snow days I usually wrap up warm and go out for purely practical purposes, like digging out the car. The only other thing which gets me out of the house on a snow day is my children. I did manage to get some photos of them playing outside in snow recently. The one thing I’ve never done before is to make an effort to take some picture postcard scenes.
Snow Photo of Valley Gardens, Harrogate
I’ve been testing the iPhone X and a review will come out on the blog shortly. It’s been difficult to get out and take photos with the phone because I’ve had a couple of trips to a&e and a lot of illness with my poorly foot. I went to Valley Gardens before we had a really big deluge of snow so I was able to drive there and park right by the gate. I didn’t want to be on my feet for too long. It worked out perfectly and I’m really pleased to have got a scenic snow photo. There are more on my Instagram feed.
This snow photo is my favourite because I like the curved line of the benches and the footprints which appear along with the increasing snow. The benches face the boating pond which was starting freeze solid.
A final thought about snow photography
It’s strange that covering up form and colour with a uniform white can be so pretty, when usually we go out to find variety in form and colour to make a good image. Why do you think this could be? I’d love to read your views in the comments.