Snowy Saturday


It’s a snow day in Kansas City. The falling snow dampens urban noise. The silence is nice and it feel like the city stops to take a breath.

Here’s a photo of my favorite oak tree. I like the way its branches fill the gray sky over my head. Some time ago a friend of mine pointed out the growth patterns of the branches had a fractal nature. That seems right.

Over the holidays I took a challenge to take one photograph a day, sharing in a photo group. It’s a learning experience for me. There are technical camera skills in addition to image composition. One of the questions I’m grappling with is a bit elementary. What constitutes a good photo?