This is our 2010 Christmas photo, surrounded by the most snow we've ever seen in Eatonville--and before Thanksgiving! We weren't happy with our choices for Christmas card photo up to this point, so when this post-storm morning dawned bright and clear, looking so reminiscent of our days at Crater Lake, Kelli said "let's go outside and get a photo in the snow." It took us a while and some experimenting to find the right spot; the sun was low in the sky, so most places we were either squinting into the sun or too much in shadow. Finally I spotted the blackberry bushes along our side yard, covered in reflective snow, and said "aha, a fill light!" We're standing with the sun over our left shoulders but with the light reflected off the snowbank onto our faces. Presto!
Here's one of my earlier experiments in the shadow of the alder trees along the edge of our property; it's not as great a photo, but it's a nice picture of David and Daniel.