The ‘something’ about last night was the blizzard.

IMG_4960.CR2: 30D, EF 70-200mm 1:4L IS @ 97mm, 1/13, f/4, 800 ISO

IMG_4960.CR2: 30D, EF 70 – 200mm 1:4L IS @ 97mm, 1/13, f/4, 800 ISO

There are some aspects of inclement weather I really enjoy. One is that if you decide to stay home, you’re all cozy in your warm place. Even though nothing is different inside, just knowing it’s such a disaster outside makes it somehow warmer and more comfortable indoors. If you do go outside, it’s more of an adventure. You’re braving the elements and it’s just more fun when the weather’s bad. I considered going for a walk through the nearby subdivision, but decided against it. It’s a good thing too because sidewalks might as well not exist for how many of them are actually available for walking on.

There’s something very calming about being outdoors in heavy snow. It absorbs the sound to an amazing extent. All of the sounds audible from miles away are entirely shut out. It’s almost like you’re alone in your own snowy universe. That the falling snow effectively limits your vision only enhances this illusion.

Taken just before 11:00 p.m., the image shows the calm of the parking lot. It appears to be a ridiculously low-contrast image, but this is because of the falling snow. The exposure was too long to reveal individual snowflakes, but their presence removes black and replaces it with grey. It also seems to be trying to remove the cars from being visible. It has almost completely succeeded with the car in the lower right corner of the photograph.