The texture of the trees are highlighted in the front by the snow, while the trees in back are faded...this is a great focal point. A busy, but still scenic photo that can pass as a unique pencil drawing. I can feel the serenity.
The tree's look metallic silver with the snow in the same angels, like light reflections. Cool effect!
Thanks to all of you for your comments. Here are a few answers to your questions:
The web site for Mount Royal Park in Montreal says that the trees are Northern red oak and spruce mainly.
The Park is 200-hectare, so it’s quite large.
What make snow stick to trees? Moisture in the air makes the snow more ‘wet’ therefore stickier and you can roll it into a ball to build snowmans. The less moisture, the more fluffy the snow is and less sticky. The white lines of snow on the trees are facing the direction the high winds were coming from.
Since there weren’t many colors from the start, the photo was converted to B&W using Lightroom 4.2.
I whiten the snow since cameras tend to render white snow to a grey shade. To bring out more details in the snow, I darken the shaded areas. There you have it, B&W conversion with contrast adjustments.
this photo is amazing because you got it at the right time. And the way the tree look simply amazing.
This is a NICE photo. I like how the trees have white snow all the way down in the middle of the tree.
This is a cool picture. It almost looks like it was animated but it wasn't. How is the snow staying on the trees?
This picture is awesome! It looks like you painted the trees a silvery metallic color, it looks so unrealistic!
I love this photo cause you got it to look like you drew it. I love how the photo looks fake but not. VERY GOOD PHOTO.
The snow really makes the bark look dark against the pure white making it that much more amazing, also I really love that the snow is pure white and untouched.
When I first saw the picture I thought it was fake. But, if you read the paragraph it says the blizzard gives it that look.
This is a cool picture its cool how the trees look like there shining. Also i like how some trees areleaning cool picture.
This picture is my favorite one. I thought it looked fake but it might be real. Also my favorite part of this photo is how the snow stuck like ice on the trees.
I think love how you the trees to look like a sketch. How you get the photo.. did you stand outside?
Thanks for your comments Jean,
Blowing snow is like fog or mist, the closer the subject the more clear they are. The further they are, the more faint they appear. And it visually creates different shade of gray being darker in front and much more pale in the background. Those differences in gray tones add depth in a photograph. Color photos works just as well. Be on the look out for those atmospheric elements.
Thanks for your comments Sally! I adjusted the contrast to have the whites a bit more lighter and the shadows more dark.
It's quite an honor to have my photo reminding you of one of the greatest landscape photographer.
Many thanks Allison!
@seth basketball its pritty big to me
@corbin beast It isn't fake though.
@corbin beast Well,I think this is an amazing picture but yes it does look fake.
@corbin beast I actually thinks it looks real.
@corbin beast I think it looks fake to.
@journee journee It is a really beautiful picture.
@journee journee Same here it liiks so beautiful picture.
@Shai Shai I do too wonder what trees those are.
@Shai Shai I wonder the same thing.
@Cason Purell \that is good common about this photo and I like the snow to
@Cason Purell wow!!! this photo is awesome and cool to!
@Cason Purell I wish we did to and i wonder how deep is the snow?
@Cason Purell Its not the snow it is the angle it is pointed at. plus we have snow in blanding cason!
@Justin Herobrine I didn't notice that!! The trees really do look metallic!!
When ever there's a snow storm, it's always a phenomenon. Nature have this skill to change our surroundings to the point we hardly recognize it.
@Aidan Nunook Ithink so too if you look close at it.
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