Photo Friday: Snow

Last year, the goal was to do more with photography.


So this year I figure I best start strong. Rather than messing with a focused theme like 52 Weeks or joining another group, I dreamed up Photo Friday. Every Friday, I’ll post a picture or two of whatever strikes me at the time. To get rolling, I took the camera outside to see what I could do with snow. I came back with two pics.

First, I visited the motorcycle in the garage.

Soon, my sweet. Soon.

Soon, my sweet. Soon.

In all honesty, while the snow was blowing outside, it wasn’t the whiteout you see here. However, the overexposure of the background created a nice deception that I felt worked for the picture. The real trick was keeping our low garage door and the kids’ toys and our van outside of the frame.

(Side note: get a load of the custom floor for Lenore to park on. This keeps the salt and snow off her tires and kickstand. Do I pamper her or what?)

That done, I walked into the back yard. We have some nice, high drifts, but nothing that made for a particularly interesting picture. The snow on the picnic tables showed just how much we received, but it wouldn’t be particularly impressive to anyone living in the frozen North.

Then I spotted the kids’ swings, complete with contoured snow in the seats, swaying gently in the wind.

Wont you play with me?

Won't you play with me?

They just seemed so abandoned, so I pushed through the drifts and snapped away.

The Photo Friday moniker has a nice, alliterative feel to it, and Friday gives me plenty of time during the week to get my pictures taken. Only one problem: the next two Fridays, I’ll be out of town doing some book signings and hitting a convention. As a result, I may cheat a little and post on Thursday night. Or Monday. Or something.

I’m sure you’ll be able to handle it.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. JohnU says:

    Very nice, both of them!

    Friday’s, for me, is blue. I’m doing a colors project. {grin} Saturday: either pink or purple. Sundays? Hardly seems fair in a colors project, but Black & White…

    • Mike says:

      You? Colors? No way! ;)

      I get your pics off your blog via RSS. Goodonya for hitting self portraits all the way through ’09. I had enough trouble hitting 52. Heh.