Wednesday Snow

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jan 13 2011

Category: architecture


Focal Length:35mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Jetta Accumulation

There was much white coming down today. During a walk around Cambridge it went from 100 yard visibility to stunning clarity and back, and forth, and on and on. It was overwhelming to shoot after a while, perhaps because it’s such a radical shift in the environment. Instead of everything being ordinary with the challenge being to find a new angle in it all, everything was extraordinary as it was. Total visual overload.

This grab really stands out to me though. It’s got the strangeness that I so enjoy, much due to that space age/utilitarian/boxy & concrete mass of a building that fades into the background. Combined with the snowfall it makes this look like a parking lot on the moon.

The differences in depth of objects helps it all work. At front we’ve got a very contrasty fence. Then Jetta. Then lighter light pole. Then another car. Then the building. The blackest point on each of these gets progressively grey-er as the distance increases.

Wet feet, cold cheeks, and awe.

2 comments on “Wednesday Snow”

  1. Great shot! Into the abyss….

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