The meteorologists are saying that we may get snow this weekend! I know what you're thinking, they're wrong about 90% of the time, especially when it comes to snow, but I really would like to see some in town this year so I am going to hope that they're right.
This frosty photo was taken in northern California as I drove back to Oregon from spending the holidays with my family. I like that it looks moody and cold, that you can see a stormfront coming in and a scattering of low clouds against the mountain. Most of all I like the memory of the sound the frost-covered grass made when I stepped on it and it gave a satisfying crunch, sharper than when you walk on fallen leaves, more like how I imagine it would sound if you were walking on snail shells, but cleaner. That is the magic of photography, it takes you back to the moment and you recall sounds, feelings, textures, all of the things that triggered your senses, not just the visual.
Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
70mm, f5.6, merged layers of 1/6400, 1/800 and 1/200 sec @ 200 ISO