Thank you, Valentina Sader, for capturing many of my favorite things in one frame. The fresh fallen snow resting on top of evergreen branches reminds me how much I love the winter. Pairing natural elements against a brutalist backdrop creates a wonderfully dynamic scene.
One of my favorite things in life are woods thick with trees, featuring thousands of shades of greens. I love to look at images of these landscapes— and photographing them too. There’s something about the forest that captures my happiness, during all seasons and in different parts of the world. And so this photograph by Frank Hallam Day stuck with me. The circular glow illuminates the colors and shadows of the branches and leaves. But, because the flash of light is used to reveal the vegetation, the image is exposed for the sky, creating a strangely eerie yet pleasant tonal atmosphere.
This shot was taken by Leonard Jewler in February, however, I’m happy to see he posted it now. This is such a striking use of contrast and abstraction. Jewler takes the opportunity to view an often-photographed scene and shift his angle to create a more unique and interesting image.