In South Finland snowy trees have been rare this winter, mainly it has been raining. I love winter because of the snow and bright sunny days. It is nice to be outside and enjoy the fresh cool air. Also snowy landscape is beautiful and I enjoy to photograph it.
After a snowfall the landscape changes, especially snowy trees are very beautiful. This winter there has been only few days when trees have been covered with snow. Luckily I was able to catch some of those moments with my camera.
During one night storm and cold northwest wind created a great winter landscape. It was wonderful to wake up in a wintery landscape with trees like a cotton ball.
As you can see the lake was unfrozen, actually it has been unfrozen nearly all winter. Birds like goosanders and swans have stayed in Finland whole winter and not left as they usually do. So much is changing because of the climate change…
Near our cottage in Lohja is a large manor house with thousands of apple trees. In spring they bloom white, in summer yellow dandelions invade the grass and in autumn the apples adorn the branches. On this picture they are covered with beautiful white blanket.
This apple tree farm is interesting place as there is really good change to meet also deers and rabbits.
I like this picture a lot as there are so many different layers: different colors, textures, tall trees, bushes, reed and water. These trees are growing in a small island near our cottage in Lohjanjärvi.
On January we have only few hours of light in Finland. Sun rises at 10 am and sets at 2 pm. This picture was taken at 1 pm and there was just enough light to photograph without a camera stand. I have lighten the middle size tree and darken the sky in Lightroom to get more dynamics into the picture. What you think about it?