Canon 200mm 2.0
Owen Sound, Ontario
The first snow fall of the year is always the most exciting. The muddy and brown fall is all covered under a fresh blanket of white and you aren’t tired of the cold or snow or ice yet. It is quiet and peaceful and there is a strange type of charged potential with that new snow. This shot was taken the morning after the first snow fall one October. The snow hadn’t been disturbed at all. I had met a friend and her daughter and dog for a short winter hike around a local park so I could play with a new lens I was trying out. I had never met the little girl before, and as her dog and her played, the snow from a branch got knocked off and landed right on her head. In a split second she spun around laughing and looked right into the lens as I crouched off to the side. I could feel her innocent childlike abandon pour through the lens when I took the shot and wished at that moment that photos could carry sound in them. The sound of her giggle rolled along the snow covered fields around us and for that moment I didn’t have a single care in the world.