A covering of snow and clear blue sky had me reaching for my camera. Not to shoot a winter vista, as you might expect, but this more intimate scene. I was attracted by the interplay of the shadows of the busy branches on the rolling blanket of smooth snow. Originally I had intended to include the bases of these tree trunks, but on reflection felt that this detracted from the power of the isolated juvenille tree breaking through the snowy mantle. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.