first snowstorm of the year

A tree emerges from the water at Big Cliff Pond in Nickerson State, Park, Brewster, MA.

Today it finally snowed. Not just a dusting or an inch or two..real snow! I love snow for its ability to transform our every day world into a sort of magical space full of curves and softness. The dirt and grit disappears and a monochromatic dreamscape replaces it. As photographers, part of our job is to show people the world in a way they haven’t seen it before–whether it’s an unusual angle, justaposition of subjects or a moment frozen in a way we don’t usually experience it. For me, snow does exactly that–shows me the world newly imagined.

Snow covers the thin layer of ice in patches on Little Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA.

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