Winter Woods

Winterwald

We really got hit by snow over the last days. In fact, it’s been a few years since we had so much of the white powder. So much, that the other day The Significant Other and I took our cross country skies and started a tour right from behind our house. And this afternoon, right before sunset, we did another little hike into the winter woods surrounding our village.

Bringing along my Fuji X100F I wanted to capture some black and white images of the winter landscape. I was looking specifically for high contrast scenes between the bright snow and the dark branches of the trees that are especially suitable to shoot in monochrome. I was using the monochrome plus red filter film simulation of the Fuji, which further enhanced the contrast of the scenes.

Winterwald
Winterwald

The snow covered winter woods provided enough suitable compositions, with lines, geometric forms, layers and different textures.

Winterwald

The fixed lens of the X100F is a 23mm F/2, which translates to a 35mm in full frame equivalent. 35mm rally is an all round focal length, perfectly suitable for street photography. But it is versatile enough to shoot landscapes as well as portraits. So the Fuji X100F has become my grab-and-go camera when I head outside and want to bring a camera without much thinking.

Winterwald
Winterwald
Winterwald

So the walk through the winter woods around our house was just the perfect opportunity for my visual push ups of the day.

All images are jpgs straight out of camera.

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Have a great Wednesday!

Marcus

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  1. That looks like a beautiful heavy, wet snow. I see that you’re having rain – or already had rain – so it’s gone now. I bet you’re glad you got out there! I like the photo looking up into the trees. 🙂

  2. Lovely captures, Marcus. We’ve had a light covering of snow this week, but are expecting a big one over the weekend. I hope you are doing well! 🙂

  3. Marcus, how beautiful are these photos, especially in black and white. I love the contrast between these two colors so much. And the trees are so tall, so majestic. We are having snow on and off but not like in your country.
    My very best wishes to you!

  4. Wonderful winter images, Marcus. You are lucky to have the forest behind your house ready for you and your Significant Other to enjoying the skiing.

  5. Very beautiful winter photos, Marcus! Our mountains have been hit hard with snowstorms around Las Vegas, a bit of snow even made it into the valley this time but gladly it’s all gone.

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