Photo Tags : snow : Photo

Judges Comment

Congratulations for this wonderful, backlit snow scene. The chaos of the falling snow beautifully realised with clever close focus, the contrasting calm of the night scene made absolute by the bokeh. You have taken a beautiful shot full of real atmosphere but also lovely tones and shapes. Well done you win this round!

Photographers Comment

The photo was taken near Cedar Hill in New York's Central Park. A few well-bundled children were playing happily on their sleds while their parents yearned to go home. The snow was falling hard, three inches an hour, driven by a very strong wind. I was glad to have an image stabilized, weather resistant camera. Olympus OM-D E-EM5 Mark II with a Leica DG Summilux 25/1.4. Handheld at 1/15 sec wide open. Post-processed in Lightroom 6.7. Many thanks for this honor among so many fine photographs.