Photography by J.D. Magers

Portfolio Book Image: Lake Snow

Added on by J.D. Magers.

As we go along with this book project (and yes I know it has been several months since there's been a new post, but I'm back!), one thing you'll notice is an intermittent black and white.  I've done this deliberately, because I do not have 20-30 images of my best work that are one cohesive theme.  I have plenty of great landscapes and nature images, plenty of great portraits and other images with people, but I don't have 20-30 that could fill the book.  So I will be separating out the best work with my best black and whites.  Each mini theme if you will, will be separated out in this manner.  For example, the first three images posted for the book were natural (the landscape opener, and then two nature images).  Now for the black and white.  The next subject will be my best avian images, and then another black and white.  We'll see what it looks like in the end.

As for this image, it was taken in the 2009-2010 timeframe while hiking along the Bear Lake Train in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I don't think it's Bear Lake, but it could be.  I don't remember.  I was drawn by how the melting snow has revealed all these exposed tree roots.  I knew when it saw it that the contrast between the snow and the forest would make a nice moody black and white.  There is a moody feel to this image, and it makes me want to go further and yet turn around at the same time.  I'm pretty sure I went further...

Melting snow reveals exposed tree roots high in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.