Covid Creativity: 17Feb2022

by Milo Smith

I find it hard to get out and make images in winter.  Too cold, often poor light (overcast) and the good light is early in the morning, and one must get up when it is dark!

I got up one morning and was out by 09:00 and back by 10:00.  A sunny morning!  This is a selection of the many images I made that day.

I started close to home and made this image of the Garry River reflecting the blue sky.  Houses and cars cropped out.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 1

Just a few steps away I got this (to me) interesting image of footsteps in the snow and made it B&W.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 2

I decided to drive along Kenyon Concession 4 and got a nice sunny image of a farm with a large tree in the foreground.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 3

While taking the foregoing image, I noticed this odd shot with two lead-in lines, one made by the road and one by the railroad tracks.  Not sure I like this one.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 4

Further along on Concession 4 I came across some wild grasses covered in snow.  I did one head in colour.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 5

I did a group of Grasses in the Snow in B &b W.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 6

Back along 43 and the light on the elk having breakfast made the shot.  Helped by the telephoto lens and some cropping and up-sampling.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 7

I finished up at Kerry and Ian’s, an impressive house when filling the frame.

Morning Drive, Alexandria & Environs 8

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  1. Thank you Milo for sharing your early morning drive.
    Some great pics to enjoy.
    My fave is the B&W steps in the snow and I also like the converging tracks & road but wonder if it would have more impact with the right side cropped out.


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