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Pure as the Driven Snow

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 28 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photo of Gillett Avenue after an overnight storm dumped 8" of snow. However, it was short-lived as the temperatures rose into the mid-40's the following day, melting just about all of the snow.

A stark contrast from this shot in the Fall of 2009 and this shot in the Fall of 2007.

Photo captured February 24, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 180 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Kala from United States

Wonderful symmetry and tones.

28 Feb 2012 5:09am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful composition and great winter scenery!

28 Feb 2012 6:01am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous. Nice balance and Mother Nature created a nice subject for you.

28 Feb 2012 6:07am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty shot
well done

28 Feb 2012 7:46am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture
well done

28 Feb 2012 7:48am

Florence from Paris, France

That's nice Steven, love these entangled snowy trees. They offer lovely shapes.

28 Feb 2012 8:04am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely scene

28 Feb 2012 8:20am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful photo . Superb in B&W !

28 Feb 2012 8:28am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Lovely, and what a chance from the picture of yesterday.

28 Feb 2012 8:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful snowy archway and amazing vista!

28 Feb 2012 8:47am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks great in black and white, just reading a report on the BBC website today claiming that the melting of the Arctic ice cap is resulting in longer and snowier winters for the Northern Hemisphere. Which is all very odd seeing as we have probably gone through the warmest snow free winter on record here.

28 Feb 2012 10:17am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A great view and very well done photograph.

28 Feb 2012 11:11am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very strange weather conditions indeed... The photo is really beautiful Steven, I love that view ! Have a lovely day :)

28 Feb 2012 11:59am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Here today and gone tomorrow, eh? What a beautiful symphony of intertwined and snow-covered branches arching over the road. Lovely shot, Steven!

28 Feb 2012 12:09pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful . Looks just the same as my street ;)

28 Feb 2012 2:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's beautiful while it lasts. Gorgeous B&W.

28 Feb 2012 2:11pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The classic winter beauty shot. I love that fresh white coating.

28 Feb 2012 3:22pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The street looks great through your framing. The autumnal shots are amazing too.

28 Feb 2012 3:53pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Beautiful picture !!

28 Feb 2012 4:30pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

like this view, with all these amazing details of the branches! great capture in a few colors!

28 Feb 2012 6:16pm

owenf from uk, United Kingdom

great shot!

28 Feb 2012 7:59pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Loving this scene, short-lived though it was. That's why ya gotta get 'em when they show, right?
ANd this street (or ones like it) when there is no snow always remind me of the closing scenes in Planes, Trains, & Automobiles when Neil Page and Del Griffith are walking own that street to neil's house after their LONG travails...Thai is probably my favorite all time movie and I watch it at least once a year, know every line practically...I STILL well up with tears at the end...SO thanks for bringing that street to my mind - Love this Mr S.

28 Feb 2012 8:56pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful nuisance !!
don't you love this change of seasons, too? each with its special moments and highlights? (and downsides as well, of course ...)

28 Feb 2012 9:10pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Pure as Miss Davis, this is a beautiful scene, sometimes I think the world is frozen when
I go outside in the cold and snow, and I think the earth will never warm. This kind of picture
though is one of hope, and the beauty of winter. Through this magnificently frosted avenue
of trees, there lies the magic of winter !~

28 Feb 2012 9:11pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

beautifull done, sir! The tree branches create the most pleasing archway for the road!

28 Feb 2012 9:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful winter scene! Fantastic b&w! I love the trees!

28 Feb 2012 9:53pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is such a beautiful shot. I love looking into this natural tunnel.

28 Feb 2012 10:13pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

So great to photograph the same scene in different seasons. Beautiful trees.

29 Feb 2012 1:09am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous photograph. perfect monochrome

29 Feb 2012 1:15am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful composition with superb contrast to bring out all the detail and textures! this photo has a good epth all the way through with every branch staying very sharp into the distance!

29 Feb 2012 1:37am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning winter scene. I like how these snowed tree branches make like a tunnel. Nice photo !!!!

29 Feb 2012 1:52am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Very beautiful winter scenery with great tones and light.

1 Mar 2012 2:17pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful canopy of lace! I looked like this for a little while again yesterday, until it all turned to slush :)

3 Mar 2012 7:11am