For New Years at the end of 2017, we spent the weekend in the North Kawarthas at Viamede Resort, on Stoney Lake. Despite the frigid temperatures (-24 to -18 Degrees C), I braved the outdoors on New Years Eve Day, wandering the grounds of the resort for over an hour, photographing the area in its winter finery.
I've been shooting a lot with my iPhone lately (the first 10 images here are mobile shots), and I must say, it was great to have my Nikon back in my hands, shooting what I love - trees and rocks.
And in this case, lots of snow, too!
Even with the cold temperatures, I managed to compose a panorama (later stitched together in Lightroom Classic CC) and several HDR images. The strong sunlight - practically a backlight in many cases - created challenges for exposing some scenes, which I felt HDR compositions would resolve. I wanted to retain shadow detail and also make sure not to lose the sparkle of fresh snow in some images.