More Beauty to Photograph
The first snowfall of the season dropped approximately 4-6 inches of white stuff on our beloved Lewisville, providing a myriad of subjects to photograph. As the sun began to break through parting clouds, the best direction to point my camera toward was typically westward. Snow-covered yards and homes facing east were bathed in poignant morning light. The scenes were a delight to my eyes — and visual food for my hungry camera!
After arriving at snow-draped Shallowford Square and photographing it from various viewpoints (see Serenity at the Square), I continued making my way through downtown Lewisville.
Residents were beginning to emerge from their homes to experience the beautiful snow for themselves. Couples were walking together, and individuals were out with their dogs. I found them all to be just as intriguing and beautiful to photograph as the stately snow-covered homes I’d been photographing.
Check out a few select photos of Lewisville homes and residents in the Lewisville Snow photo gallery.
Continuing with photos from last weekend’s snowstorm, today’s photos confirm my belief that art is everywhere, if we’ll only stop and look for it.
Very often it’s the everyday objects and moments that give us the opportunity to capture or create art. Lighting, shapes, colors or textures are often key components of appealing art. Even an ordinary old stop sign can qualify as art! CLICK for more UNEXPECTED ART
As I approached Shallowford Square early on the morning of our recent snowfall, I was surprised to see not a trace of footprints in the beautiful snow around the Square. “Wow,” I thought, “It looks like I’m the first one here.”
Pure, unblemished snow is not only a serene sight, but for me it holds a hint of the sacred. As I made my way around the perimeter of the Square, photographing from various viewpoints, I just couldn’t bring myself to transgress the white beauty. I surely did want to move into the scene and take some close-ups here and there, but I hesitated to mar the perfection before me.
Why not simply enjoy the beauty from afar and allow others to experience the same serene sight? That’s what something deep within urged me to do. So I moved on, leaving the scene as I’d found it — pure and unblemished.
Perhaps on the next snowfall I’ll dare to move in and get the shots I relinquished that morning at the Square. Nevertheless, on that particular day, not violating the serenity at the Square seemed more important than the photos I might have taken.
Please visit the Shallowford Square photo gallery to enjoy a few more serene photos of the Square. Any thoughts you’d like to share in the Comment section?
Fun in the Snow
The recent snowfall yielded a variety of photos that I’ll be sharing throughout this Christmas week. Today we’ll visit with a family having fun together building a snowman.
After walking through Lewisville for several hours on Saturday morning (December 19, 2009) and photographing scenes from the beautiful snowfall, I decided to head back home. My shortcut down Belnette Drive led me by the Nelson family building a snowman in their front yard. Patrick (turning 10 this week), his sister Colleen (5), and their dad, Rob, were getting ready to place Frosty’s head on his chilly body when I dashed up and began photographing them.
Gradually, Frosty developed a carrot nose, orange-peel eyes and a mouth made up of Tootsie Rolls. A hat, gloves and a scarf topped off his cheery countenance.
Frosty turned out to be quite a respectable snowman, and I have no doubt that he’ll hang around the delightful Nelson family as long as he can!
Here’s wishing the Nelsons a wonderful Christmas!
To see more photos of Frosty the Snowman and the Nelsons, CLICK to visit the Nelson Family Snowman photo gallery.