It was bound to have happened sooner or later. The snow finally came last night with a muffled but consistent rate that when I looked outside this morning, there was about 5cm of it sitting on the ground. The snow was the wet, packey type, saturated with rain as the temperature was well above freezing. In the back of my mind I thought, “cool,’ becuase I own a 4 wheel drive vehicle that can easily take on snow on the road without getting stuck. This was always a problem in the past for me when owning small vehicles. So, I am happy with the change of scenery, and will embrace the snow knowing full well that by Monday it will all melt away – I hope?
I waited for the day to get brighter before I went outside. I wanted to desperately take photos before the rain washed all of the snow from the branches and bushes. By the time the light was good enough, the rain was just starting to change the snow, and it was melting away fast.
There was the snowplough too. “Why,” I thought, “did the park hire a snowplough today when no one had to go to work, and it was raining?” I had to get out first before the snowplough wrecked the natural scenery.
The snow was nothing in terms of the amount, but it pleasantly changed the world enough to make it look like a different world than the one we were use to. I used a lot of wide angle, close up, shots to express the little amount of snow we had on top of objects like branches and RV awnings.
Looking close up, the image looks like we had a huge dump of snow, but I was shooting, the above image, from behind a fence that was taller than me, and the tree was just behind it and was only a meter taller than the fence. Looks like a lot of snow, eh?
My wide angle shots looked cool too. Using my 55mm zoom lens, as the trees were just starting to loose all of the snow collected on the branches, I caught it just before most of the snow fell off. Yes, I should have set the white balance becuase the sky looked way too blue/gray, when really it was not. Hey, I am learning – this is a learning curve.
I will post these shots, and all the rest I took today in my photo gallery soon. For now, enjoy the snow if you live in the Vancouver, Fraser Valley area!
Added: one last one becuase the Sun came out, and it stopped raining.
I call this one, the above image, “Snow on my Pathfinder.” Yay, sunshine!