baby, it’s cold outside {5/52}
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baby, it’s cold outside {5/52}

ummm … not really. This has got to be the mildest, strangest winter ever.

Last Sunday, we were hit with a freak snow storm. No, I didn’t venture out with my camera. I figured I’d have all week to get some great photos for this week’s prompt. I should have known better because by Monday night it was pretty much all gone. Seriously.

But there are still patches here and there. Nice shady areas where the snow is sticking around. All in all though, nothing photo-worthy or at all representative of the word ‘cold’. So daughter headed out with me today to have some fun, humor her mother, help me out … ;)

keeping warm

my girl

This next one was to be my shot for this week. I liked the way the birch trees in the background helped the overall feeling of it being cold outside. And as you can see, I couldn’t decide on only one shot this week, anyway. She’s my girl … what can I say? ;)

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Feels cold, right? It’s totally not. Well, not for this time of year, anyway.

This last one, I love.

Snow! (on flickr here)

Nope. Smoke and mirrors, really. Run your mouse over the photo to see the before shot.

A quick google search for ‘snowflake textures’ turned up all kinds of options. I found this one on deviantART (thank you!) and it works perfectly for this. Be honest – if I had only posted this one photo, would you think it was snowing for reals? I think you would ;)

Faking snow. In February. IN CANADA.

Yep. Very strange winter.

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23 Comments
  • stustustudio photography
    Posted at 01:14h, 05 February Reply

    Very Happy Pictures of cold! They make me smile.

    • janice
      Posted at 10:30h, 05 February Reply

      Me too. I’m kind of partial ;)

  • michelle
    Posted at 01:38h, 05 February Reply

    My daughter is only 3 (almost 4), and I’m already dreading how protective I’m going to be about here when she is this age and this beautiful. I’m afraid I won’t let her leave the house! :) Beautiful shots, mama!

    • janice
      Posted at 10:33h, 05 February Reply

      awwww … That’s such a wonderful age. Enjoy! It flies by so quickly. xo

  • june
    Posted at 05:39h, 05 February Reply

    Well, I didn’t have to wait long. Beautiful shots of her and you totally captured your theme of “cold”. Would you indulge her Grandma with one of these?

    • janice
      Posted at 10:34h, 05 February Reply

      I think we could arrange something ;)

  • Sue
    Posted at 08:47h, 05 February Reply

    J, she is absolutely gorgeous and she has those same incredible eyes as her mama! Beautiful pictures indeed, and to answer that question, yes… If you’d only posted the last picture without the truth about the smoke and mirrors I would have believed it was snowing. Just LOVE these!!!

    • janice
      Posted at 10:34h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks Sue!
      I think that fake snow is so fun. The way she was looking up like that, I just had to do it :)

  • Christie
    Posted at 09:24h, 05 February Reply

    Your daughter is so stinking gorgeous!

    • janice
      Posted at 10:35h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks, girl!
      Typical teenage girl though – she doesn’t think so.
      And usually hates every photo I take of her. heh.
      I’ve learned not to take it personally ;)
      (most times LOL)

  • Sylvia @ From the Heart
    Posted at 12:51h, 05 February Reply

    Your daughter is so beautiful! I LOVE every single photo! Fake snow and all. :)

    • janice
      Posted at 12:53h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks Sylvia :)

  • Gwen
    Posted at 14:01h, 05 February Reply

    Jan, these are beautiful!!!!! Your daughter is gorgeous, she has the prettiest eyes. And I love the fur on her hood. :) The last one is awesome, with the snow texture – looks real to me!

    • janice
      Posted at 14:13h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks Gwen!

  • Nordljus
    Posted at 14:25h, 05 February Reply

    Such a great series! The portraits are perfect, and you certainly made it look cold and snowy. That last one definitely looks like the real thing! It’s a strange winter this year, it has been far too warm here as well, until last week, when everything froze over.

    • janice
      Posted at 14:33h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks! Your icy shots were stunning!

  • Geneil
    Posted at 17:32h, 05 February Reply

    lovely shots of your daughter. That fake snow is great. And I agree it has been such a strange winter.

    • janice
      Posted at 19:35h, 05 February Reply

      Definitely not your normal winter.

  • Laura Scarborough
    Posted at 21:49h, 05 February Reply

    such beautiful eyes! great shots!

    • janice
      Posted at 23:09h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks Laura!

  • samantha jillian
    Posted at 23:03h, 05 February Reply

    thank you so much for sharing your processing tips. i am a photoshop newbie and love finding out how the photos i admire so much are processed. lovely shot. and lovely processing.

    • janice
      Posted at 23:10h, 05 February Reply

      Thanks Samantha. I’m loving what you’ve been submitting!

  • Tug
    Posted at 14:27h, 07 February Reply

    Beautiful shots of a beautiful young lady J! Love the snow as well. ;-)

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