A Winter Melody

June 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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Winter Melody

Once again it’s snowing in the Crested Butte high country and scenes like this will be popping up in the week ahead…if the wind subsides. I, however, will be enjoying family and turkey in Oklahoma and, hopefully, capturing a few more fall color images before turning the corner to winter.

Winter Melody is a scene that I drive past several times a day. The arrangement of the Aspen trees on the hillside always remind me of music whatever the season. I have photographed the scene in every season and even have some other images that I like. But, the stark contrast of the tree trunks against the snow show the musical nature of the scene better than at any other season. Most of our snowfalls come with a little wind so the snow doesn’t hang on the branches of the trees. When I photographed this scene without snow on the trees the contrast just seemed too great. There was too much attention to the tops of the trees and not enough emphasis on the intersection of the trunks with the hillside. On this morning the scene was just right. We had a few inches of fresh snow over night. The sky was still overcast keeping the shadows from overpowering the forms of the trees. The sun was not shining. What makes the scene work is the sketch-like quality which I did enhance by converting the photograph to black and white.

This photograph is printed on canvas and gallery wrapped at 20″ x 60″. Print number 1 of a limited edition of 25 is normally $900. To celebrate Thanksgiving and winter coming to the high country (and the start of ski season) Winter Melody #1 is available this week only at $600 which will include shipping in the US. Each successive print will rise in price by $50 until the edition sells out making #1 a great investment for your home or office.

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