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Birch Forest in Snow, A winter snowstorm transforms our local forest. A short video.

Updated: Mar 31, 2021

A recent storm brought several inches of snow that coated the birch trees of our local forest—simultaneously softening and highlighting the graphic nature of their branches.

Snow-covered forest of young birch trees. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes

Travel has been virtually non-existent during the pandemic, so most of my recent photography has been local. When a recent storm dumped 4 inches of heavy snow on our neighborhood, I headed to our local forest of birch trees to look for possible compositions.

The video above describes the conditions and a couple of the resulting photographs.

Graceful movement of birch branches highlighted and softened by snow. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes



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