Last week we had the first snowfall of the winter here in New Jersey and I knew that I couldn't miss out on shooting it. After sitting inside all day working on my business site by the fire, I decided it was time to pack it up and get out there to go shoot a bit. I cleaned off my car, loaded in the gear and headed out to shoot in some snow. I drove to a place about 30 minutes away and camped out in my car waiting for the light to be right so I could get the shot I wanted. I came home, edited the photo and was pretty happy with the result. That image is the first one below, all the way on the top left.
The next morning, I woke up around 6am to get out for a sunrise shoot before all the snow melted off the trees. Here, I started at the Keansburg Pier where I have found myself shooting a lot lately. I find this spot very private and peaceful, there are very little distractions and a few really neat things to shoot. After that, I headed back home, but decided to stop at a nearby lake on the way back. I was able to capture a few more images of what look to be snowy islands. I have to say that making commitments like this are usually always worth it in the end, though waking up early is not really much fun sometimes, I am usually at peace flying and feel a lot better about pretty much everything.
In the end of this all, I was able to get a few winter shots that I really liked and I think it was a great start to the winter season. I am really not a big fan of the cold but I do like the snow when there is enough of it to make everything look pretty. Lately, I have been trying to avoid shooting the patchy snow because I don't think it photographs very well from the sky. That being said, it is always a challenge to create new content but it is never impossible. I look to keep at these little ventures to produce more and more work and I also look to travel a bit more whether that means a few hours of a drive somewhere or flying out and finding some new ground. With 2017 coming to an end quicker than I ever could have imagined, it is time to step up my work and start to take things to the next level. Enjoy some of the wintery photos below!