The weather here in Denver has been brutal this summer. And even now, as we go into September where temperatures are expected to fall, they really aren’t. The expected high today will still reach 90 degrees F, so I’m already thinking about winter and snowfall. Forget autumn – I want to go straight to the chilly air and 20-30 degree highs.
Unusual, coming from a native Californian, who only experienced rainy temperate winters and nights that only got into the high 30s at their coldest. I’ve now been in Colorado for 10 years, and I can honestly say, I would absolutely miss the snow in the winter time if we ever moved to somewhere that had warmer winters.
In the photography sense, I am also waiting for snow, because it’s my mission this year to take fabulous, stock-worthy winter pictures. Like everyone else, I have snow photos that look really washed out, because I just took the picture and didn’t compensate for exposure at all. It’s hard to remember that little detail when you just want to get that shot…and you’re freezing cold in the process.
So I’ll be reading up and looking sites like this one from New York Institute of Photography, whose professional program I’ve almost completed. Of course, I won’t go completely pro with my photography, but it will be good to start taking pictures like one.