I wanted to take some nighttime modeling shots of my daughter during last month’s snow storm, but wanted to test out a lighting idea before the snow started to fall. With the help of my mother, a flashlight, and my daughter (who didn’t mind the cold), I took a few test shots, including this image. The flashlight was positioned on the left side of the subject’s face, just outside the frame, while I shot from the dark, right side of the face. I directed the subject to take in big breaths and exhale them slowly so I could try and capture the steamy vapor along with the highlighted profile. During post-processing, I made only slight color adjustments in Lightroom, including increasing the saturation and vibrance of the colors. I then edited the image in Photoshop to increase the highlighting around the subject's lips because they weren't well defined.
Andrew Greenhill - Winter in Alberta Canada
The photograph was made during a Vancouver Photo Workshops 3 day workshop in Calgary. We were traveling the prairies surrounding Calgary and stopped at this abandoned barn during a snow squall. It was about-22 degrees C with gusts of wind making it feel even colder. I was struck by this skeleton of a barn in a bleak landscape without an obvious horizon.
Jodi Barker Collins - Darkness Settled in
Surrender to the darkness in the mind.
Max Hinz - Two The Sea
This is two photo's combined into one to capture the feeling of how we think we see.
Michael Montez - Stonehenge Tower - PDX
Stonehenge Tower PDX as the clouds blanket the city. Taken from Tilikum Crossing, Portland, OR.
Tina McBride - Crystal Ball
Walking across the Tillicum Crossing Bridge for the first time, I was intrigued by the large red art structure that sat in the foreground of the geometrical supports of the bridge. I thought the big round red globes looked like large cherry colored crystal balls. Since there was a black rectangle of not much interest upon a pole in the distance, I decided to relocate one of the globes over and place it on the pole instead. It seemed a bit magical to me, as if my fortune might be told as I ventured across the river on that blustery and windy day.
Lacey Monroe - Milwaukie, Oregon 2018
I took this photo at 1am while watching the peaceful scene of the snow falling. The cats were only in the street for a brief moment before turning away and continuing on their way.
Mark Fitzgerald - Unseen Visitors
This is an aerial photo shot with a drone at first light. I was surprised how many people and critters passed by before the sun rose.
Zeb Andrews - St. Johns Bridge
There are few places in Portland I would rather be on the rare snowy night than under the St. Johns Bridge. Every winter that happens to grace us with a bit of snowfall sees me haunting the shadows of this bridge.
Angela Holm - Silence After the Fall
In the silence crisp evening, standing alone on the burnside bridge, one can see how still a busy city can be. Asleep and covered with a blanket of snow.