I’ve kept tabs on the weather report oflate. On one glance, it’s telling me I have at least one more snow day, the next glance I’m seeing rain and sunshine and warmer temperatures.
For all intents and purposes, I may have one snowflake day left … or I may have NO snowflake days left.
So I may have to enter Competition Season with four days worth of snowflakes that I’ve captured at one point or another while I was figuring out my gear and settings.
I went back to my archives, back to my five days of shooting. And photos that I thought were winners – now look like hopeless first drafts of a hack novel.
Self-criticism. it’s a crazy thing.
But in the end, if I don’t get another snowflake photo this year, I have three images that are worth considering.
And I can’t decide which one I like best.
So in instances like this, I turn to you, my blog readers.
Here are my three images – which I will classify as “Snowflake 4,” “Snowflake 5” and “Snowflake 6.” In the comments section below, please let me know which photo you think stands out among all three – a picture that, if I don’t get another snowflake day this winter, I should run with in Competition Season.
Here is Snowflake 4.
One single snowflake, with a lot of definition on the stems. This was taken with the strip of black velvet.
Here’s Snowflake 5.
This was taken with a strip of black T-shirt material. Rather than crop down to one excellent snowflake, I simply took the shot that had all the best snowflakes together.
And here’s Snowflake 6.
It’s definitely a sharp one … might be a bit busy … but that might be its charm.
Okay, people. I’ve created a poll for you, if you vote, please also give me a comment or two about why you picked a certain image over the others.
This way, at least if my next snow day doesn’t happen until December…
At least I’ve got something in my arsenal for Competition Season 2019.