Snow spray is commonly used during winter time, epically the holiday season to create some snowy feeling. In most people’s hand, they are just a tool to create some white flurry dots on the window, while in artist’s hand, they are useful paint tool. For example, Tom Baker from Berkshire came up with the idea of using a brush to draw detailed scenes after he sprayed an entire window with fake snow. By using this technique, Tom created some incredible winter scenes, such as village landscapes with cottages, vintage cars, horses and carts and street lights glowing in the snowy night. Check the video at the bottom to see how Tom create those window magic on fly.
Winter is cold while winter is pretty, especially when the world is covered by ice and snow. There are many breathtaking winter photography we featured before, while those frozen lighthouses are at the top of list. These almost haunting images were captured by American photographer Thomas Zakowski on a trip to two cities in Michigan after a storm battered the state. Standing in temperatures well below freezing, the 30ft structures have been transformed into giant icicles. The whole scene looks like so unreal, like something would only happen in magic movie. Unbelievably gorgeous!
Due to the many changes in temperature and humidity the crystal experiences during its fall to earth, snowflakes form in a wide variety of intricate shapes. It is very unlikely for any two randomly selected snowflakes to appear exactly alike even though we probably can’t tell with our bare eyes. That is the reason many people are crazy about photographing snowflakes – collecting as many shapes as possible. Apparently, Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is one of them who devotes himself capturing the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals. In order to get clear shots of those intricate geometric shapes, Kljatov has to fall to the ground during a snowstorm and carefully isolates single snowflakes. Take a look at Kljatov’s collection, these intricately formed shapes are a stunning display of nature at its best.
Have to say, I am not a winter person – hate the cold, hate the slippery icy street and hate these non-stop shoveling days. But I have to admit, winter is pretty and probably the most magical time of the year, especially when snow is there.
Winter photography, especially in the colder parts of the world, is a specialized niche. Snow, ice, and the crispness that comes with freezing temperatures can easily add a new dimension to the photo. But it is not easy to take photo in winter. Photographers need to well prepare their cameras and guard against frostbite and hypothermia. They often venture into remote wilderness searching for a perfect scene. As a tribute to these hardy and talented photographers, we bring you this incredible selection of “18 Breathtaking Winter Photography” we loved and hope you can find some inspiration in winter photos.
1. Photo by: Norbert Maier