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Cabin in the Snow

How's the weather there?  The cold is starting to settle in.  It was below zero for a few days in a row.  Snow on the ground, cars plugged in, people nestled in cozy houses.  Winter has finally arrived in Alaska.  Today the wind has picked up and will blow away much of the powdery snow.

The past couple of years we've had "mild" winters.  Temps dipping down to 20 or 30 below, but never staying there very long.  Limited snowfall, mostly of the dry powdery variety.  We haven't seen a really cold "traditional" winter since 2012 when we moved to Alaska.

I'm pushing myself to take more winter photographs.  For help on this journey, I'm using the Capture Your 365 photo prompts.  Sharing my perspective of the world through the lens, any lens.

This shot of a cabin I pass nearly every day, on my way to work.  I've played with a few editing effects, adding the border, the snow falling, and the focal blur, along with a little color adjustment.  Playing with the artistic part of photography.  I enjoy good classic photography, but sometimes a photograph just begs to be played with.  I don't use any fancy software.  I'm a Picmonkey lover.  I pay for the royal membership, but you can use fewer features for free.  You should try it.  , o they aren't paying to say that.  I just love it that much.  You can see more of my photography in my online portfolio - Stacy Petersen Photography.