Touch of Winter

This is the very first full snowflake photo I have taken. When I saw this appear on the back of my camera, I was so excited that I spent much of that day outside in the cold.

The following winter I photographed much more beautiful snowflakes, but this is the one that started the addiction.

I used what I had on hand to create a high-contrast background; That happened to be a home-made black mitten (thanks grandma!). I still use that mitten for my snowflakes, as I haven’t found something that works better.

Photographed in Barrie, Ontario.

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