Lester Park Transformed

I always get excited when the first snowstorm of the year comes. Visions of snowdrifts 20 feet high and winds tearing through the city are what I hope for when every storm approaches and with wishes like this, you get let down most of the time. Either way, the first storm of the year is always a rush and brings out the kid in me.  This year I wanted to illustrate what this park looked like before and after the first storm of the year.  Here are the results.  Click the arrows below the image to move through the transitions.

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The scenes in the slideshow above are from Lester Park and it’s located in between the Lester River and Amity Creek.  There are a lot of trails and both the creek and river are the types you can walk across in the summer as they are filled with rocks and boulders and are not very deep.  It’s a great place to run and an even better place to photograph.

I was inspired by this posting on The Big Picture blog and set out to emulate it.  If you don’t have this site bookmarked, you are really missing out on some fantastic stuff.  To get the framing of my pictures after the storm to almost perfectly match the initial pictures, I photographed the finished product on screen.  I was having trouble simply putting the original files back on the card and seeing them on the back of the camera so I saw this instead…
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I eliminated about ten different scenes and a few more once I was in the park.  Some things did not change much like a colorful brick wall that I was hoping would be covered in ice, but instead looked like it did the day before the storm.  However, most of the scenes worked and I’m pretty happy with my initial effort.  If you have any comments or suggestions, please leave them in the comments section below this post.  Thanks!

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