Snow Day Photo Trek

It's funny that I'm finally getting around to posting these photos. Today, we had the first measurable snow at my house since I took these photos in 2011. I grew up in the south so I don't really like cold weather but I'm fascinated by snow.

Snow Maryland Photos 1 of 5
Snowy Day in Maryland 1 of 5 (click to enlarge)

The day that it snowed I threw on my boots and wandered around my neighborhood in awe. It was so quiet and beautiful. Just me and the sounds of snow crunching under my boots. I have a backlog of photos I wanted to process so I kept pushing these photos back.

Snow Maryland Photos 2 of 5
Snowy Day in Maryland 2 of 5 (click to enlarge)

I finally got around to them this week and realized that I should have made some exposure adjustments while shooting. I've since learned while reading my copy of Understanding Exposure that I should have bracketed against the sky and not the snow.

Snow Maryland Photos 3 of 5
Snowy Day in Maryland 3 of 5 (click to enlarge)

I had the damndest time processing these photos in Lightroom. Removing the blue tint that snow normally causes. Brightening the snow but not so much that I lost the shadows.

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Snowy Day in Maryland 4 of 5 (click to enlarge)

I learned a LOT during this process. I am looking forward to warmth of Spring and cherry blossoms. Look for those photos in the coming month.

Snow Maryland Photos 5 of 5
Snowy Day in Maryland 5 of 5 (click to enlarge)


  1. Ysa

    Living in So Cal we don’t get to see much snow unless someone shares it with us (thanks!). About your white balance troubles, did you stay on auto or take a custom reading?

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      I can’t remember right now. I THINK I took a custom reading in the beginning but I know I didn’t adjust it throughout the morning.

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