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Want to take exciting photos in your own backyard?

Have an ice storm.  Be careful of slippage.

Different point of view

Different point of view

Add some interest to the photo with something other than trees!

Add some interest to the photo with something other than trees!

Frozen winding creek landscape

Frozen winding creek landscape

The fence makes a statement

The fence makes a statement

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Not just the natural land

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How to take amazing photos in your backyard part 1

Have an ice storm.  Any sort of weather event like that brightens up a photographer’s day! In my case, it really was an ice storm and conditions on the day after were perfect for venturing out.  It was short but intense precipitation and then cold enough so everything stayed the same, yet you weren’t in danger of frostbite and could safely take your camera out.

The obvious photos are those of the damage and I did take a couple of those:

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Damage with ice

But I really wanted to capture the ice glistening in the sunshine. However, it was soooo much ice that some pictures turned into collages rather than landscapes!

 

 

 

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So, then I concentrated on isolating bits that would show the ice:

Purity of just ice

Purity of just ice

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And I found a couple of places for nice landscapes:

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Ice as the frame

But I was extra lucky that I could walk down into this little valley behind the barn and snapped these babies up:

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Not just the natural land

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A more traditional view

Pathway up

Pathway up

The fence makes a statement

The fence makes a statement

 

Don’t forget to change your point of view – even if the ice is cracking under you and you’re not sure how old those coyote prints you just saw are

Different point of view

Different point of view

Frozen winding creek landscape

Frozen winding creek landscape

Frozen winding creek portrait

Frozen winding creek portrait

Frozen hay field

Frozen hay field

Add some interest to the photo with something other than trees!

Add some interest to the photo with something other than trees!