First Snow of 2015 in Washington DC

Yesterday, we had our first snowfall in the Washington, D.C. area. I for one am ALWAYS excited about the snow. Though there can be trecherous conditions and people can get hurt while driving, if people can keep as safe as possible, it really is a glorious time to be outside and enjoy the environment. Nothing beats the quiet sound of snowfall and the magical mood it creates.

I stopped by the National Mall yesterday morning to bask in the snow. It was coming down pretty hard, but light, which made the snow stick very nicely to the bare branches that align the National Mall. I spent some time just appreciating the scene before I found a lone set of footsteps leading to the Washington Monument. This made for a nice leading line and a bit more interest to the scene. The environment already had very little color, and I desaturated further into this black and white to emphasize the contrasts.

Here’s to the first snowfall — now I’m waiting for the next one!

Lone trails in the snow lead to the Washington Monument on the misty, snowy National Mall

Lone trails in the snow lead to the Washington Monument on the misty, snowy National Mall

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