Spring Snow

Another image from an unusually late spring snowstorm in eastern Massachusetts, taken on 04/18/20. At that point, not many trees had started to bud out in their spring colors, but I managed to find a few that provided a splash of color against the snow. Mid April is pretty late for snow here. But strangely enough our weather forecast for tomorrow (04/16/21) calls for 2 to 4 inches of snow in the higher elevations of the Berkshire mountains in western Mass. Unfortunately, the forecast only calls for rain here in eastern Mass, and because I’m scheduled for my second Covid vaccination tomorrow, I won’t be able to chase after the snow further west in MA. Maybe I’ll get lucky and the rain/snow line will shift further east…

Specific Feedback Requested

any critique or comments are welcome.

Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Canon 5D MK4, Canon 70-200mm f4 lens, at 200 MM. ISO 400, 1/40 sec at f11

Rework to reduce vignetting in lower corners


Wonderful two seasons in one ! A nice image about what is coming and going.

Wow. This is amazing. I think you’ve got this subject down pat. There seems to be a slightly purplish color in the two lower corners. Don’t know if this is intentional.

Ed, really like the composition of these shots. We also are getting snow in eastern PA in am. I think I’ll try some of your technique with these comps.

This is so cool.
I love the contrast you get here; light/dark; blue/yellow; spring/winter.

A beautiful and finely understated look at a mix of seasons. Looks great.

I like the abstract quality of this and the combination of buds and snow work together nicely. Overall, the comp maybe seems a bit cramped. Would a little more tree trunk be possible?

I am really jealous of these unique conditions were were able to capture, Ed! This is another exquisite image of the overlapping seasons you were able to enjoy and capture for the rest of us. I particularly like the framing here with the one straight tree slightly off center and the graceful diagonals of the two on either side. Maybe you will get lucky and the snow will drift a little further to your area. Great image.

Oh, I love this one. The graceful curves of the trees really set off the yellow flowers.

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Thanks you all for taking time to leave your comments, I appreciate the input. I like to photograph transitions between seasons, and winter to spring usually doesn’t present many opportunities. The snow that happened last Friday was only at high enough elevation that the trees there hadn’t started to bud out yet. I got a couple images, but nothing like what I got last year.

This is a vignetting preset that benefits the top, but in hindsight not the bottom. I’ll rework this to lighten and warm the lower corners, good catch Igor.

I actually shot this wider, and do have more room at the bottom. But the yellow buds stop at the bottom of the image as presented. And using a wider comp with more space at the bottom introduces some unclone-able distractions in the lower corners. And if the image went any higher, bad sky creeps in. So this composition was essentially a compromise, it is what it is.

Mario did you manage to get anything out of last weeks snowstorm ?

Ed, no I did not. The snow was very light and did not really stay on the trees ect. Disappointing.

Better luck next year. I essentially got shut out last week too, we have too few trees that are budding, despite getting about 5 inches of snow in some places at elevation. Where I live near sea level, it was all rain.