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Chasing the subtle light of winter

For my friends from the Twin Cities, if you’ve noticed this year while driving either direction on 494 just above the the Ft. Snelling State Park lake, take a look. Depending on the light you might see that the tops of all the trees are a very light grey, while the main body of the frees are dark, it is an example of how the winter light reveals very subtle layering of tones.

On New Year’s day we headed out first to the arboretum, then to Ft. Snelling State Park, and lastly the Shepard road over look of the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers to try capture some of that subtleness.

While we weren’t able to capture the greys of Ft. Snelling, the photo below reveals the “hidden” layers of tones within the gaggle of leafless branches of the river bottoms as seem from above.

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