Roger Spohn Photography

Landscape, Nature and Architecture


Wet Snow, Tauy Creek
Douglas Co., Kansas
ID: R183-11

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Wet snow is always such a good subject since it adheres to everything, creating many photographic possibilities. As I passed a small bridge over this creek, I noticed the dark pool of water surrounded by the snowy branches and trees. As is often the case, the temperature was at or above freezing, and the wind was beginning to blow the snow from the trees. I waited for a little calmer breeze and made the exposure. I wanted the near branches to be focussed in addition to the distant landscape, and the smaller aperture forced the shutter speed to 1/60sec, but that was still fast enough to stop the slight movement in the branches. The sky was mostly overcast, creating a soft, enveloping light. Placing the brightest snow on about Zone VI under these conditions creates a beautiful image.

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