Boots on Snow

By: Gustav Hoiland

Aug 14 2010

Category: self portrait, Uncategorized

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Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Minneapolis Lakes

The archive selections continue. This time from a series of images I shot on a long walk on Minneapolis’ interconnected frozen lakes. A couple inches of snow cover, carved into different depths by the broad wintry winds made for crunchy steps and occasional trudging. After shooting what was in front of me over and over, I… well, experimented a bit.

So this was one of the, I don’t know, thirty or so captures of this particular angle. Shot while just walking forward with some kind of determined stamping or kicking thrown in to get some particles airborne. Not all of the others were trash, but it was walk shot walk shoot review…… re-compose and walk-shoot-walk-shoot review…

The fragments of snow popping up, combined with the sort of u-shaped shockwave blowing off from my toe give this a very charged and energetic feel. It’s like the frozen water droplets, suspended from somebody’s cannonball, except winterized.

In addition to the bigger pieces, there’s the dust-like snow that kicks up and makes the behind foot seem so far back. Like some kind of distantly related limb.

Winters’ a comin’

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