Snow Bough

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© Greg Griggs
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 24, 2008
TakenDecember 24, 2008
Exposure1/6 sec at f/3.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length19 mm
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On December 23, 2008 I spent 6 hours on public transit getting to work and coming home. Waiting for busses in the snow, having to change busses because mine “Threw a chain” made for an exhausting, maddening day. I finally arrived at my stop at 9:00pm and trudged up the road to my apartment complex. There was no wind and no falling snow when I turned the corner and looked up to behold what you see here. The beauty of the hanging tendrils with the snow on top of the branch and the light shining through made all the exhaustion and tension melt away. I went up stairs, saying nothing to my roommate and grabbed my camera.

"He's got a photo-op." He said, as I went down the stairs again and into the cold.

What my room mate doesn't know is that this is more than a photo-op. It's more than a pretty picture. To me, it's a reminder of nature's serenity and the power it has to calm inner turmoil without a single word. I wanted a reminder of that universal truth, so I set up my tripod and made the moment mine.

14 responses

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2008):


  • Yuan

    Yuan said (24 Dec 2008):

    wow... pretty :D regards -u1-

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful capture!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    awesome ...

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    This is beautiful.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    WOW! Beautiful. I often wonder if things happen to make sure photographers are at the perfect spot at the perfect moment. Just like this shot.

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful capture, and yes, very calming, my vote

  • Bentzion Elisha

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  • Angharad Segura

    Angharad Segura said (24 Dec 2008):

    such a dreamy shot!!! love it!!!!!

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    what a fantastic shot Greg and I feel the same as you when I look at it. I put it in my favourites! what a magical moment. thanks for that!

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    Wow, very beautiful shot!

  • Brannon Schnelle

    Brannon Schnelle gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    gotta' love an eye for the beautiful!

  • Rollo Watkins

    Rollo Watkins said (19 Mar 2009):

    Lovely composition! You can feel the winter.

  • solomon aseoche

    solomon aseoche gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    Amazing and great composition...

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