Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shadows in the Sun

Well, it's been a grey dreary, at times a little drizzly day here, just a little below freezing, but I did find some photos of shadows in the sun to share from the past 2 or 3 weeks.

Even on a day when we get no fresh snow there can be drifting across the roads if there's a wind.  I liked the swirls I caught in the snow here one day when I was out photographing barns and fences.

These are very minor drifts, but if they get larger they can grab your wheels and make for some tricky driving.  Here they just create a few nice shadows.

One of the main snowmobile trails through our area where it comes closest to our house, the shadows pronounced in the late afternoon sun.  Snowmobilers are very well organized around here, with many miles of approved trails, and they stick to those trails because of the permit system they have.  I don't snowmobile, but I like the fact that it gets others outdoors on days like this one was.

And I always find the tree shadows straight across the roads make an interesting pattern.  Much of our landscape is open farm fields, but there are plenty of places where a patch of woodland borders the road.

And on a day like today it does remind me that we do sometimes get sunny winter days!

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21 comments:

  1. The textures of those snowdrifts really comes across in these shots!

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  2. Beautiful shots! I like the last two photos. Our roads will look like that in the morning as it's snowing hard and blowing right now.

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  3. Beautiful, and I so long for some of your coolness!! We have 33.3 Celsius almost all afternoon, even the keyboard on my laptop is hot to touch, and do not walk on the concrete paths.Love those shadows.

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  4. The snow drifts seem to create their own sense of artistic, shadowy texture. Beautiful.

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  5. Love the snow patterns! It was 60 degrees and sunny here today. I think winter has passed by the Pacific NW.... :(

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  6. shadows and snow are something i enjoy as well
    a joy to see your photos

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  7. The last two shots of the road with tree shadows are wonderful. I like looking at paths, roads and such. Your snowmobile riders are very diciplined. Ours go everywhere they please putting their lives at risk.

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  8. Lovely snowy scenes and shadow captures.. The last two shots are my favorite.. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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  9. We had three wonderful sunny days at the beginning of the week, and then... the rain started and for the next three days it rained and rained. Somehow I forgot all the sunshine! I love the shadows on the snow; you captured quite a few interesting shots. :-)

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  10. Lovely photos ! Waiting for the sun to peek from the clouds this morning . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  11. our "day after" the snow is usually amazing!!! your images are beautiful, the shadows, very special!!! we are starting to "pick up the pace" with snow here at the jersey shore and the hubs is not happy. i, on the other hand, am thrilled!!!!!

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  12. That second to last shot is absolutely stunning!

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  13. Beautiful shots of beautiful winter days with sunshine. good week

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  14. very cool and something we don't see here. we have to travel about 6 hours south to see snow.

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  15. We have had way more sunshine than usual for January this year. I'm not complaining, except it's gotten too icy for skiing or showshoeing.

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