January 22, 2015

Whirlybirds


January 22, 2015 {22/2015} "Whirlybirds"

Original photo: February 7, 2013

Unlike other Throwback Thursday posts, today's image is not an edited version of the original, but rather a retake of a subject that still inspires me. After the snow fell in big, fluffy flakes yesterday, I revisited this favorite tree outside my old French classroom. I've always loved how the snow clings to its branches and seedpods. After two years, it's fun to see the progression of iPhone camera technology (clearer colors, higher resolution - Click on the small picture to view its full size) as well as my own progress in framing, focus, depth of field, and composition. Although I prefer the lacier patterns of the original photo's seeds, I must leave those details to Mother Nature.