Beautiful winter photography
Frozen Soap Bubble Photography
Another attempt. This time, captured on camera, but the background where the bubble landed is all wrong. Another ugh.
“Another bubble, please!” And another. And another. Many potential pieces of art bursting before finished, many misfires, wishing for warmer gloves.
What magic, though, when I saw the feather patterns and swirling colors dance on the surface. And even though I fixated on this shot, once I got a good photo, I was ready to drop the whole thing and get back inside!
Crazy white-out driving conditions
Taking pictures while snowing
A little farther, the snow let up a little, but the wind suspended snow in the air as though holding up a tissue-like veil on the landscape. That veil hides the mountains in the distance.
Winter Wildlife Photography
Grand Teton winter wildlife
What does a trumpeter swan look like?
Trumpeter swans look like their winter landscape: white. What an example of camouflage. From faraway, white on white gives a trumpeter swan on a snowy shoreline some cover.
That doesn’t always keep them safe, however. The wing on this swan tangled with something. Most likely, a predator. He may be a bit wounded, but he still looks proud and graceful to me. I know many people would rather see the pretty, perfect bird, but again, he tells a real story about living wild.
Abstract Nature Photography
Funny Mother Nature pics
Forest after fire
Beautiful black and white landscape photography
Wave patterns in nature
Within a few more steps, I saw this slope. I love looking at the graceful way the snow curves into waves on the hill. The trees lower down the hillside, burnt, creating an anchor. Higher up the hill, there are freshly-flocked pines untouched by the fire. The nature of fire is how one area chars and another remains untouched. The random selection of victims and survivors is a complicated algorithm. I try to find meaning. Then I recall someone telling me, “Asking ‘why’ is not spiritual.” We have to trust the process. I step back and see hope and renewal in this scene.
Grand Teton Winter Photography
Tetons and Snake River photo
Winter photography inspiration
Ann Newman is a photographer, writer, and creator of Annstracts who tells the stories behind her pictures. As a former, professionally-trained salesperson, Ann understands that people want to solve problems or accelerate growth for a better future. Her insights, symbolism, and meanings from her pictures give her stories a positive spin. You might find Ann near her home in Phoenix, bent down looking at the tiniest details of a bug, patting any nearby dog, or asking “why” an awful lot.