powder two


As the snow started to fall on christmas morning I thought to myself, aww, thats nothing. Surely this won’t amount to anything! Only to discover the following morning that the world was covered in a powdery white blanket. So I did what every self respecting photographer did that day and went out with my camera for a while to see what I could capture. I ran through a roll in my Hasselblad only to later discover I overexposed the whole roll by two and a half stops but did manage to salvage them in the developing process. I also took a number of digital snaps as well and a few of them came out nicely.

I had fun working with such a low contrast subject and the image above ended up being among my favorites which seemed to work well as a wallpaper image. I can admit to a fair amount of delicate retouching to get the balance of grey and white on the verge of being totally blown out but I am happy with the result. I hope those of you not totally sick of dealing with piles of snow around you find a place in your mind to enjoy the beauty in such a gift from the skies.

To download the full resolution wallpaper simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE which will get you a zip containing the terms of use as well as deskop, iPad, and iPhone crops for your gadget wallpaper unification needs. Please, do mind the terms of use and never re-host the images without permission and never use these for any commercial use, they are for your own personal enjoyment as desktop wallpaper imagery.

I appreciate everyones ongoing support and I look forward to showing you what I have been working on and I can’t wait to move forward into a great new chapter in the world of 50ft. See you next time!

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  1. Joel - January 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Beautiful! Too bad we don’t get snow in Texas :)

    By the way, the iPad direct link seems to go to the iPhone image. I found it by changing the URL though.


  2. Paul Anthony Webb - January 7, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I was so excited when I saw this in my RSS reader. This looks amazing. Coincidentally, there’s supposed to be another snowstorm here in Boston this weekend. Poo.

  3. Carlos Cabezas - January 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Hi, J. Thanks for this good started this 2011. very nice composition,. white looks incredible good!!!

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