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