2012 - Day 12. Jan. 12, 2012.
When I took this shot in Collingwood's Millennium Park this afternoon, it was snowing gently, with the temperature hovering at freezing, and no wind chill to speak of. Since I wasn't freezing to death or fighting to keep from being blown into the bay, I was able to really appreciate the beauty of the colour palette. I'd set the white balance on my camera to cloudy, which added the right touch of warmth. I didn't worry about the blue cast to the snow because that's what my brain registered. I've been using Nik's Color Efex Pro 4 to adjust the contrast of my photos lately. Today I played with the 'dark contrast' settings. At full strength the scene looked very HDR-ish, (in a bad way), but I was able to use a much lighter touch with the controls.