Friday, March 9, 2012

Snow Shadow of a Tree

Yesterday we had most unusual weather that I have ever seen here in South-Western Ontario. It was a beautiful sunny morning with temperature hovering around freezing point. Then, within few seconds, no exaggeration, we got hit by a blizzard that reduced visibility to about 30 yards and covered lawn in a blanket of snow. Just as suddenly the clouds disappeared and it was sunny again. When I looked outside I noticed that all the snow has melted except in shadows. That is when I spotted the tree clearly outlined by snow. By the time I grabbed my camera, adjusted all settings and shot couple of frames the snow that laid where small branches were has already melted. Two minutes after this shot all the snow was gone. We got few more one-minute blizzards after that but I have not seen the shadows again. Still, I consider myself very lucky to see this.


Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Helllooooo long lost friend!! SO SORRY it's taken a million years to pop by. Seems disorganization has prevailed once again, and it took me longer to get back into the routine of things after FL.

This snow shadow shot is nothing short of amazing! How did that even happen?! Never seen anything like it. I read in your email it lasted 3 minutes? Boy you were in the right place at the right time. FANTASTIC capture!

Jerry said...

Less then a minute before the shot the tree was outlined with snow by about 90%! I WAS lucky, good thing that my camera had a film in it :)! Don't you love digital??? Mind you, few times the SD card was in the computer and I did miss a shot or 2. :(