Squirrel on the snow – High Key Photography
I shot this cute squirrel on the snow in a park in Ottawa, Canada as a “High-Key” photo.
It was a beautiful sunny winter morning, just perfect for some nature photos. My intention was to produce a High-Key picture for a photographic assignment. I passed the test, probably because the little creature was so cute.
However, the picture didn’t turn out exactly as planned. I was supposed to use a reflector to blow out most of the shadows. I didn’t, because I like to take photos in natural light. In addition, those blue shadows were just too attractive to be missed. – Nice mix of textures too. The freshly fallen snow would have been unspoiled if the little rodents were not there. Luckily they were! With some nuts, I was able to keep this one in place and take my shot. He was rapidly waving his tail and I captured that too. I guess he was happy… 🙂
But, there is no shortage of squirrels in Ottawa. Not too far away, I noticed a black squirrel on the snow.
He found some nuts at the bottom of a tree and had to make a decision. Climbing the tree and hiding them was an option. However, staying on the ground and eating them there was attractive too. I took advantage of his dilemma and got the shot. This was definitely not for the “High-Key” assignment. He was too dark, with too much contrast. I took the picture just for the fun of it.
Squirrel on the snow gift ideas
I think that both squirrel images would make a great children’s room decor. Parents can use them side by side as posters, framed or not.
Kids – but not only kids, may also love a pillow showing a squirrel on the snow.
Want more gift ideas, just click on the pictures to find all the options!