REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, January 16, 2012

Joy in the Snow

We haven't had typical winter weather this year:  snow in early November and then nothing.  This weekend, however, the Pacific Northwest got a minor winter blast and the snow made it to our corner of Oregon today.  For Lisa's Creative Exchange (beautifully guest-posted by Anna of Alchemy of Art, who displays some wonderful wintry scenes), I've chosen a different kind of photo for my post this week.  It's my great-niece, Lauren, a 17-year-old whose "senior pictures" I've been taking each season since last summer.  We drove just 20 miles to the summit of the Blue Mountains where the temperature was only 20 degrees.  A brief snow shower moved through, so we took advantage of the event.   (Facial snowflakes just can't be erased very easily!)  


23 comments:

Angie said...

Awww... How sweet is she?! You got some snow! Yay for you!! Great capture, Evelyn. :)

Andy said...

You have chosen an excellent scene to place you niece Lauren in. She's not bundled up so I get the feeling that it's not extremely cold. The winter here on the north shore of Lake Ontario is far from being normal. Our first real snow fall occurred last Friday but it was only a couple of inches.

Ruth said...

firstly, you don't look old enough to have a great niece :) she's beautiful! And a wonderful photo of her, I love it!

lisa said...

Evelyn, this is absolutely FANTASTIC!!
She is a beautiful young lady, and what a happy shot this is.
I am sure she is very pleased with this one.
Beautifully captured by you!

Thank you for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

justine said...

what a great shot!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

20 degrees & no coat? She's tough! LoL! Looks like the snow is coming down pretty good... it snowed here 3 times before Jan (extremely unusual for here) & once since, but nothing substantial... plus, it's been mostly in the 40's, 50's, & 60's so far this entire winter, so a very strange season!

TexWisGirl said...

she's beautiful! and that is a GREAT photo! :)

Em S said...

Great capture! She looks like she was having fun!

Kathy said...

VERY creative! I love how you are taking senior photos for her.

Kathy

Rosie said...

How gorgeous, Evelyn! I love the happiness this photo shows and I couldn't have guessed that it was that cold! Just look at that smile! Great tones, too!

Anna said...

Hi Evelyn,
You couldn't have caught the joy of a fresh snowfall better than this! What a fun shot! Your niece is so fortunate to have you for her senior-picture-taker :)

Thanks so much for your kind comment about my CE post. I do appreciate it!

Linda Trine said...

Sweet, happy image! Love it!

Ellie said...

She is a happy and pretty girl playing in the snow. Lovely picture.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a great photo! But isn't she cold without a coat on? My daughter textred me a picture of her dog playing in the snow (Portland, OR). How exciting!

Angel said...

So beautiful it almost looks unreal! For a snow lover like me, your photo is pure JOY!

Kia said...

Awww, so so beautiful! She seems a lovely young lady :) and what a happy shot this is!

Deanna said...

Love this photo, the snow is perfect with this beautiful girl.!

Molly said...

This is what snow is all about but goodness me surely that girl needs a coat! :)

Mollyxxx

kelly said...

Great shot. Joyful in the snow!

Pat said...

What a wonderful shot!

Pam said...

Love this! I'm so jealous....I want some snow soooooo bad!

BF said...

Hahaha, this is really sweet!

Peabea said...

Love girl and a really great capture.