My wife and I have friends who live in a part of gorgeous New Zealand where they don’t have the opportunity to drive to the beautiful snowy mountain peaks but they miss seeing snowy Canadian winters.
What do they do, they beg and plead for my wife to send them pictures of snow in Canada which prompts my wife to badger me to no end about making winter scenes. She knows that as pretty as I sometimes find winter to be it’s my least favourite season, I already have one colour and one B/W winter shot among my landscape collections and that so many people have done winter wonderland shots all around the world that I don’t feel like I’m doing anything original by shooting winter landscapes.
She’s my wife, so of course I relented. I did get in one last protest; nevertheless, insisting that I better make a shot that I think is worthy for the B/W fine art series.
Here’s the one I selected for prost-production. I truly hope it resonates with viewers as something unique. I must add that there have been a few followers of this blog that have asked me to show something like this, and more of my outdoor landscape photography.
The only trick with this image is that I didn’t shoot it in Canada. Kim and I have visited Amherst, NY many times, and we spent a day there after they had been hit by a heavy storm leaving their trees looking postcard perfect. There is still natural beauty in the semi-rural northern parts of this old American bedroom town.
Not a lot of photography of any kind appears to come out of Amherst so, for that; I may actually be breaking new ground. I hope this picture shows off the seemingly unsung beauty of the community.