The Blues… Often we think of winter photography as being all “white” – but it is how we manage highlights and shadows, white against blue, that can make a scene come to life.
Watching the swan’s behavior, anticipating the moment, and positioning for the blue background is all part of my thinking. It’s not just about shutter speed and aperture. Below, the same techniques apply.
Sometimes it is more than just part of a blue and white compostion. Here I moved around until I got the blue shadows on the hill placed behind the white head to make it stand out.
White steam and water spray against the blue sky.