One morning before work I went out to Natirar Park to do a site assessment for my ecology class. I puttered around in the frozen field for a while and then I made my way down to the Raritan River to jot down a few more notes. A great blue heron patiently waited on the partially frozen section of the river and it probably wondered why I showed up and when I would go away. I know that’s what I’d be thinking if I were a great blue heron. I got what I needed for class and high-tailed it out of there before I completely lost feeling in my fingers. I rolled up to the stop sign and I noticed a bright red barn across the street. I thought it looked interesting so I snapped a quick photo before making a left turn out of the park. The following weekend I tried to recreate the scene on paper, minus that awful street running through the middle. I took out the street and put in a field where the snow had almost melted away. I didn’t like the way the first attempt came out so I tried it again. Here are the results.
Its like one of those electronic games you play at the bar trying to figure out the difference between the 2 pictures….
4 thoughts on “Snow Melt”
They’re both really good, but I prefer the second one for its softer snow and more definite fence shadows. 🙂
Thank you! Im glad I took the time to do it over 🙂
#1 is wonderful, until it sits next to #2! Snow looks more comfortable on the earth and the trees are happier. No frustration in #2! But don’t toss #1! I’ll put her on my Kirill Wall!
Thanks as always Marcella! As Bob Ross used to say – no mistakes just happy accidents (and trees)