Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Snowy Steed

Today, Ansonia (CT)  gets the blowing and drifting snow up to 20 inches (50cm) of depth. Unlike last weekend where we avoided the travails of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and NJ, it is snowing outside, so it will be a long day inside. 

Happily our wireless in the house is working wonderfully, so I can work with my work laptop - and blog on occasion, with Mary's fun Sepia Scenes! We don't have a contractor to plow, only our small electric Toro snow thrower. We will have to figure out the snow removal after he snow ends...

This picture was taken in December when the kiddos were home, and the snow was removed from the driveway. Sepia works with the snow well, warming up the frame. If not the atmosphere...



24 comments:

Serendipity said...

It's snowing here too, but not sticking at the moment fortunately. I agree that sepia warms the scene up a bit! :)

Annie said...

Hi Ralph, Brrrrr. What a time you are all having back there. And to think that I was complaining about tiptoeing through puddles and mud yesterday.

Enjoy the warmth. Very glad the wireless is behaving.

Annie

Leora said...

I took some photos today of the snow - I'll have to take your suggestion and try them in sepia. We did one round of shoveling already, but I warned my boys there will be round two later today.

christina said...

Yes, snow and sepia is friends! Nice shot!

awarewriter said...

The sepia tones work well on this scene Ralph. Snow gottcha today did it? We're (here in South Jersey) getting our third dose of the winter. This storm takes our total for the winter into the record books as the snowiest winter of all time. And it's just Feb. 10th!

MonaSweden said...

Yes, I agree that sepia tones warm up the winter scene. I haven't tried sepia with snow, but I will certainly do it now.

Felisol said...

Snow shoveling is hard for most people our age.
Like you we only have a snow thrower, but 50 cm, that's a huge amount.
Hopefully there are some youngsters working for pocket money in the neighborhood.
In two days the winter Olympics in Canada begins.
Then we can stay inside for the next two weeks.

sniehans said...

Still makes me shiver looking at it! Hopefully your atmospheric conditions will trend towards the warmer side soon!

Marice said...

yeah we've heard about snow storms on some locations. sorry to hear that. hope everyone's okay!

Linda said...

I'm not sure what it's doing in Ansonia but in Norwich it's turned to more of a rain/sleet sort of mixture. The stuff that's on the ground is very, very heavy to move - more snow-pushing than snow-shoveling is involved.

Good luck digging out over there whenever you may get to it!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I hope you don't get too much snow, Ralph!

Carletta said...

The sepia does warm it up Ralph!
The whole 'wow, pretty snow' is getting a little bit old for me. I'm looking forward to spring.
You and Patti stay warm.

Tricia said...

A while back I had started experimenting w/ sepia toning, now, I'm gonna have to do it again. I really like the shade of sepia in this shot! Great work

kaye said...

Inside is the best place to be on a snowy day :)

Jenn said...

Great sepia scene. Even with the warmth of the sepia tone, your photo still looks pretty cold. Hard for me to imagine though because it is getting really warm in my side of the world. Summer seems to be in a hurry to get here.

qehenne said...

Thank you stopped by my page. Beautiful Sepia pictures you have added to the challenge.

Irene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Where I live, we get a lot of snow each winther. And all things works as usual. So it's funny to see that you have to stay home from work because of some snow :o)

@nemonen said...

Thanks for visiting me. Here in Vislanda Sweden it´s a lot of snow too. Now I want spring. Lovely photo and I didn´t know that snow was so lovely in sepia. I must try that.

Bond said...

stay safe

LDH said...

Hello Ralph! You are right, this snowy scene looks so nice in sepia. Wish we had a snow blower. Just shovels and perseverance here.

I enjoyed your Ruby Red post too with sweet little Allegra. We had that walker too and the kids loved zooming about. It amazed me how fast they could go once they learned to maneuver it.

Nice visiting with you!
Kindly, ldh

NatureFootstep said...

a little snow is good, but that much is a pain in the .....

We have that much too, But it came over a longer period of time. Nice sepia tone. :)

Amanda said...

Sepia definitely takes out the "Coldness" of snow giving it a much warmer feel! It's been the snowiset winter yet in the DC area and I am anxiously awaiting the spring!

Sistertex said...

Oh Burrrr..... all too familiar sight around here...need to get some sun melting all that snow. Nice photo.

sunnymama said...

The snow does look great in sepia. We had a little more snow here again today. I'm looking forward to spring! :)