Last week following the first snow storm of the season, I went hiking in Cunningham Falls State Park. Although it’s not quite winter, the day was cold and windy, and I found myself hiking through 6″ of snow. Winter is one of my favorite seasons for being in the mountains. I love the long shadows that you find all day long, and the clear, crisp winter light.
This image is an alternative exploration of Winter’s Approach. When I interpret an image, I often start while I’m there so I can “plein aire process” my emotional reaction to a landscape. This is primarily why I’ve been working exclusively with my iPhone since 2011. But, sometimes my memory of a place causes me to go back and reinterpret it.
For most of my image capture these days, I use ProCamera 8 + HDR. I reprocessed and reinterpreted Winter’s Approach using Tintype, Snapseed, and PhotoWizard. Sometimes the passage of time alters my feelings about a place, and this new version better reflects how I feel now.