Congratulations to Harry Lichtman for winning the Winter Black And White Assignment!
“My perfect winter day includes big snow storms and turbulent weather since the chance for dramatic images increase,” said Lichtman. “Blue-bird winter days can be a bit boring for my style of photography. Wind-driven snow produced this slightly abstract image, as the sun broke through high clouds to help back-light the snow. I sought shelter in a tree line to protect me from some of the wind and shot through an open field. I experimented with different shutter speeds to blur the snow, while still rendering the trees sharp. I find high contrast scenes like this, where textures are an integral part of the scene, make for some of the best B&W images.”
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400L @ 300mm, ISO 100, ƒ/13, 1/45th sec. A simple BW conversion in PSCS6 as the original was essentially B&W to start.