Landscape Photography

I don't consider myself a landscape photographer, but there are times when  the lure to photograph a landscape is powerful. I had such an experience today. I was at work and couldn't do anything about it, and that was a wee bit frustrating.

We had our first snow of the season last night. It was the kind of snow that sticks on one side of the trees and provides a beautiful contrast with the other, bare side.

I went out for my daily lunchtime walk on the perimeter path. It follows along train tracks for a ways, and I shot a few photos of the dark tracks, bright snow, and duotone trees along the far side of the tracks. I was wishing a train would pass by so that I would have an interesting subject at the end of the leading lines formed by the tracks. It was not to be.

A while after returning from my walk I noticed that the gray day had become bright with sunshine. The snow on the trees was sparkling. I was stuck indoors, and the sunshine was going to melt my snow!


Well I never finished the above post (which I wrote on November 17th), and I don't remember exactly what I was going to say, so I think I'll just post this and move on. I do remember, though, that after having wished a train would go by while I was out walking, a train went by very soon after I was back inside. I was a bit sad about missing it, but oh well.

I have had several opportunities to photograph trains going by, but not with such cool looking snow and bright sunshine. I'll find one in my files and add it to this post. It may take a while, so don't hold your breath.