Wordy Wednesday #203 “Snow Art”


Based on some comments by my Twitter followers some of you, who may live in warmer or more temperate climes, seem surprised that here on Daisy Hill we see lots of snow this month. In fact we received 24 inches two days ago (when I made this photograph) and it’s snowing right now as I write this the day before Easter. The Easter Bunny is gonna need snowshoes.

The Denver area gets 54 snow days a year but because Daisy Hill is located at a higher altitude and is south of Denver we will either get more snow than that or less—lots more or lots less.

Image was captured with an old (in Internet years) Panasonic Lumix GX1, with LVF2 finder, that sits on my desk so it’ s always handy for grabbing shots like this. Lens is an Olympus 17mm f/2.8 and it was shot—in color despite its monochrome appearance— with an exposure of 1/2000 sec at f/4 and ISO 1250, for who knows what reasons. I just picked up the camera, focused on snow on the patio door and shot.

snowflakeFor more on snow and snowflakes, pick up a copy of  The Snowflake. (Link is to Amazon, since it’s unlikely your locla camera store might have it, but look anyway.) The book’s subtitle “Winter’s Frozen Artistry” and it could just have easily been called everything you need to know about snowflakes. It’s sorta kinda a photo book because there’s lots of photographs of snowflakes in it, some of which have patterns and designs that will probably surprise you as much as they did me.

Author: Joe Farace

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