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Happy first day of (meteorological) Winter!

While I prefer to think of December 21st (the Winter Solstice) as the
first day of Winter, any opportunity to present a favorite snowscape is welcome ;-)

Taken during one of those gentle snowfalls that coat the trees in that magical way that makes them irresistible to the photographer’s eye. The setting is a modest little stream near my house…one that gets passed every day in one’s routine comings and goings, without attracting more than a cursory glance.

Then, one February afternoon, Winter’s gentle hand transformed it into the
wonderland that says “Go home, get a camera and a tripod, and capture this moment.”

May it evoke the hiss of falling snow in a quiet forest, and bring you feelings of peace and serenity.

While shot some years ago, this film image is making its first appearance here. It was shot on
Ilford PanF-50 in a Canon EOS-1 through the 28-80mm f/2.8-4.0 L lens at the wide end of its range.

©2020 Steve Ember
The title was inspired by a favorite Tchaikowsky symphony

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