Snow canvas of Longfellow Bridge by Owed to Nature

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January 21 2012 put an end to Boston’s snowless winter. And it did so with the most gentle stroke of flakes that draped the town in a soft blanket of white.

Behind the Hatch Shell, overlooking the frozen Charles River to the Longfellow Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts USA
Shot, knees in snow, handheld with cold hands, using Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF28-135 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 60mm, Exposure 1/80 sec at f/14, ISO 400
RAW image processed to JPG with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot of this old favorite! Have strolled across it many times in the past. We have had very little snow this season as well. A little falls, & then it melts within a day or two. Winter?? I’m sure those white squirrels were hoping for better camouflage.

  • Very odd “winter” indeed. Funny about the squirrels. Actually walked by the bridge on my way to visit them. Stopped snowing when I was there but the whities surprisingly didn’t like it at all. They barely came out of their nests – only did so to chase off a gray intruder eyeing their prized perch. I would think they’d be more at ease with the camouflage it gave them but they were more skittish than ever. The few times they set paw in the snow, by the time my lens could identify them in the white stuff, they were a blur of white scampering back to the nest! But I was happy to see that all four of the white squirrels are faring well with whatever this winter is bringing. ;) Many Thanks Sheila for your lovely comments!

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    eerie beautiful shot xx

  • Thank you Lynn! Snow has such powers to transform the landscape and photography. So pleased you feel some of that in this image. ;-)

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  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 2 years ago

    Just magical, well done

  • So pleased to know you like this one Odille. My passion lies in wilder, more remote places so I feel I struggle finding images closer to home. So I greatly appreciate and value your lovely comments. Thanks you Odille! …Sylvia

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  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 2 years ago

    Great capture Sylvia. You have captured the cold, wintry atmosphere beautifully!!

  • Thank you Jan! I take your comments seriously and am honored knowing how well, how recently and how beautifully you know all about cold atmospheres. Heartfelt thanks for your kind words and fave.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

  • This image is a bit of an artistic departure for me so your feature means a great deal. Thank you so very much Kathy! …Sylvia

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  • Robert Worth
    Robert Worthover 2 years ago

    beautiful – and my favourite US city……

  • Thank you Robert. Greatly appreciate your comments and couldn’t agree more about Boston. My passion lies in remote wilderness but my home and heart lives in Boston. …Sylvia

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  • marens
    marensover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Marens! Haven’t had much snow this year so glad I went out when I did that that you enjoy the results. …Sylvia

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 2 years ago

    Featured by Massachusetts Life February 4 2012


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  • cindy50
    cindy50almost 2 years ago

    Great work! – click on banner to take you to Serenity Group Home Page to view your work

  • What a wonderful surprise and treat… THANK YOU so much for this Feature Jacqui! …Sylvia

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  • Anil Nene
    Anil Nenealmost 2 years ago

    This is really SO cool ! I loved the the atmosphere….. this sure is very much experiential !!

  • What lovely words… Though I enjoy experimenting, many experiments never get past the having fun part. I liked this one so am thrilled and so glad to hear that you do too. Thank you so very much Anil! …Sylvia

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