Gavin Tow  

Snowbound by Gavin Tow

August 2019 - Snowbound

About the Image(s)

This was taken in 2011 with an Iphone during after a heavy snowstorm. I sort of liked the picture because of the snow shovel, and what was used before the smart purchase of a snow blower. Some slight adjustments were made in lightroom.

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8 comments posted

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Your orange snow shovel really makes this picture for me. The big chunks of snow in the foreground are a great base for the composition. And the rest of the snow you included really tells the story. A great memento of your days before a snowblower!   Posted: 08/09/2019 11:59:42

Ally Green   Ally Green
It tells a story for sure highlighted by the orange snow shovel. I like the different textures of the snow and the light and shade keeps the composition interesting. I may have cropped the bottom edge a little to not include the tire mark.   Posted: 08/11/2019 17:41:10
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
or just clone the tire mark away with other snow.   Posted: 08/19/2019 20:07:16
Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
Both point point of the tire tracks, which I didn't notice until now. Good observation.   Posted: 08/25/2019 23:22:02

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
A great image of winter weather. I like the placement of the snow remover kit and the color.   Posted: 08/21/2019 16:08:18
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I agree with Walter's mention of the color. All my snow shovels have been silver metal color and therefore would have made an uninteresting image!   Posted: 08/23/2019 10:54:16

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
I think you did an excellent job of exposing a very contrasty scene. I see a very familiar story in this shot. Your feet are wet, fingers frozen, back aches, and there is still a very large bank of snow to deal with. The orange snow shovel half buried in the snow is very effective here.   Posted: 08/22/2019 19:56:13

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
The orange snow shovel is really the perfect eye catcher. it would be even more, if you would cut some of the picture's bottom. And it would give the shadowed part a nice start from the left bottom edge.   Posted: 08/30/2019 12:04:11
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