Shapes of Winter

Grass in snow Mount Hotham, Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia

While much of the alpine vegetation is buried by snow during the depths of winter, where the snow cover is thinner it's possible to see subtle shapes in the snow from plants that lie beneath. I'm always drawn to these shapes and the interplay of light of shadow, but finding a simple composition I like has regularly alluded me. At this frozen creek however, I found what I had been seeking. This one tuft of grass protruded from amongst nearby gentle mounds of snow and the frozen snow covered water. With soft lighting it created this simple scene of winter shapes.

AWARDS 2013 | Bronze award - Epson International Pano Awards