I have been capturing images of wildflowers for nearly a month now and had all but given up on posting any winter images for this past winter season. But low and behold here we are on April 20 and we are expecting a dusting of light snow overnight and freezing temperatures. Spring in Indiana lol !!
So now I have the opportunity share some images from this past February when we were having a pretty tough stretch of winter. I captured these as we were getting a heavy snow one evening here in Madison Indiana. A fresh snow at night is so beautiful and it makes everything it covers so magical and serene !!
Tonight’s snow should be nothing like that and I can get back to the business of photographing wildflowers here in Southern Indiana fairly quickly
Sitting here tonight waiting for the big one, the big one being a winter storm. According to the weather folk on social media this is going to be our biggest storm in quite a few years, since we really haven’t had a major accumulation in the past five years it shouldn’t be difficult to top it.
Our last really big snow was in 2004 I believe and topped out around twenty inches. I don’t think we beat that but you never know and if we do it should make for some crazy photography.
All these images I have posted here came from last week and that was just six inches so twelve plus will really make these more impressive. But with the weather you never know what it is going to happen so we will just have to see how it pans out.
Well it’s been nearly six months since I last a updated this blog, thinking maybe it’s time for an update, the reason for the absence has not been for lack of photography… on the contrary it’s been too much !!
The portrait business has been doing great, which leaves me little time to go out and shoot the things I really love to shoot, macro,nature and landscape. I was warned by many a photographer that once I went down the road of portrait photography that this is the result I would receive. I am not exactly making enough income to support a family with it but for a part time job it is pretty amazing. So I guess big decisions are going to have to be forth coming, I don’t want to give up on the portrait business it is a really nice gig, but I am missing my time spent outdoors. So somehow I have to find some type of balance between the two before I go crazy lol !!
In the the meantime here are couple of shots I captured of the winter blast we endured here in Madison Indian a couple weeks back. I love converting winter images to black & white since the scene is already in monotone, so I converted these images and liked the results.
Hopefully I will figure out away to live in both worlds of photography and maybe update my blog a little more, thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
Here is another shot from one of our recent snows, this shot came from Clifty Falls State Park near Madison Indiana, the south road that leads up from the Ohio River Valley into the park was shrouded in a cathedral of snow which made for a great image.
The wind was very still which left about 4 inches of wet snow clinging to all the tree branches the effect of this is really beautiful and makes for a great photograph. What I am looking for now is a bit of a thaw followed by heavy snow, this will fill up the creeks and waterfalls at Clifty and then with snow on top of that you can’t ask for better winter photographic opportunities, but I am sure I am asking for too much !!
As long as it doesn’t get too cold this is another one of my favorite times of the year to get out and shoot it’s when the thermometer starts dropping toward that zero mark is when I will pack it and just watch basketball in the warmth of my home lol !!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and when the next snow comes be sure to get out with your camera and find someplace to go for hike, you can come with some really beautiful images !!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season, been extremely busy as usual so posts have been staying on the skimpy side lately, but I have been lucky enough to get out and get some nice Winter pics already this year. Our snow totals have already surpassed all of last years total.
Madison Indiana is a great place for photography but add snow to the mix and images take on a new look. With opportunities not only from the downtown Historic District but you also have Clifty Falls State Park and Big Oaks NWR, finding subjects to shoot in this area is not the problem it’s just trying to find the time to get them in !!
Here is a photograph I captured in the Big Oak NWR just north of Madison, I really like the solitary feel to this image and of course it was a perfect subject for a B&W conversion. I love converting to b&w for most of my snow images, the mood you capture with b&W is great but add it to snow and you have a really wonderful combination !!
Last year was a bust for snow but so far this year has been great and they are calling for snow a couple more times this week. So it looks like I might be able to capture quite a few images that I will be able to share with you . Hope you have wonderful and safe New Years Eve tonight and thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my work !!