Landscape Photography

Dreamland

Dreamland

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.

26 thoughts on “Landscape Photography

  1. Wow, beautiful! I went out a few times this winter to get such a shot but with no avail. I guess that snow does not stay on the branches like that very often because of the wind that often accompanies a snowfall. Great job!

  2. I’m not a fan of winter either, but this could change a person’s mind. Just because it’s been done before, doesn’t mean you can’t do with with a little extra pizzazz. I like your pizzazz.😀

    • Bring back spring right now!

      All those beautiful shades of green, the unmistable smell of new foliage in a forest, the opportunity to not have to layer clothing, the feel of the warm sun on my skin and optimistic thoughts of a long hot summer being just around the corner.

      I can hardly wait!

  3. Now, I don’t swear much, but when I saw this, something slipped. It was incredibly hot here today–I too live in New Zealand–maybe it was the juxtaposition; Nevertheless, the sheer beauty of this shot smacked me in the face, thanks for the art.

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