Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sparkling Snow

The sun is shining and the snow is falling. The sun hitting the snow flakes looks like diamonds falling from the sky. It's one of those incredible, magical light effects that the camera or at least my camera doesn't capture. There are small hints of the effect in the glints of light that show in the snow on the ground, but the falling snow leaves its sparkling impression only on me. Not unlike a rainbow, as the sun moves higher in the sky the magic will be gone even if the flakes continue to fall. It's a Monet thing. A change in light alters everything. So many beautiful sights in nature are transitory and easily missed. Even if the picture isn't perfect, the memory is there. Who knows tomorrow the magic may be back!


Anonymous said...

I can certainly see those sparkles in my mind's eye. :) And yes, they are very difficult to capture with the camera...try a shot at ground level or very slightly above sometime. :)

Blossom said...

Those first snows are always the most lovely. I had the same experience this week with the sun catching the flakes in midair, but alas, the camera just can't capture it!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Becky .. I know exactly what you mean about the camera not picking up all of the sparkling beauty we see with our eyes. It drives me crazy at times because it is so beautiful and I don't have what ever it is I am supposed to have (knowledge or camera lens) to capture that moment .. but ys .. how true about the Monet comment .. lighting is everything : )