The days have been dreary throughout January and February. We had quite a bit of snow in December, then it got really cold so it was not ideal for hiking around outside to take photos. Then it got really warm and melted the snow by raining on top of it. Now? It is grey, mostly clouding everyday, and just flat, flat, lighting. Makes for very dark photos.
I was downtown within the past few months and took some photos in 20 (F). Most turned out really blurred because I was shaking from cold. The rest? Not my best work but I think they capture the feeling of this time of year. I even turned one black/white because the darkness really made it murky. Not all that bright and cheery for sure.
Take a look:
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