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Picking subject or a scene exposed to the changing elements of nature offers photographers insightful, as well as artistic opportunities. Last week â€œMother Natureâ€ invited me to watch the dramatic snow show going on outside my windows in Monterosi, Italy. The performance started with a few dancing flakes that suddenly whipped into a blizzard, where all felt lost. The following scene change slipped into a blue phase of melancholy. Then sunlight broke through in the next act, bringing happiness and in time a blissful moment of enlightenment.
Note: Intended to turn this into a photo essay and then realized I'm short a shot. The only editing I did on all of them was a bit of cropping.
Also by Deborah Downes
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