pastel on acid-free construction paper
The reference photo for this was taken on Christmas day, while I was out snowshoeing. It was a bright, sunny day with no wind. Just perfect. The low angle of the sun at this time of the year and mid-afternoon light of winter produces the most amazing shadows.
Here are a few other photos from the day, which was a loop including roads and a trail:
|Beautiful crystals of ice form on a small creek along the trail|
|Cattails along the edge of Haviland Lake|
|Sweeping tree shadows across the frozen lake|
|This Red Squirrel [Tamiasciurus hudsonicus] was extremely put out by my presence. He is giving me the stink eye from high up in a Ponderosa pine 25 feet away - hilarious!|