How Weather Simplifies

Snow has always simplified my task in photography.  In many respects it reduces the scene to its essence.  When I’m lucky the composition presents itself in the mind’s eye with great alacrity — and other times I find myself looking for a more essential interpretation.  I’ve always wanted to photograph the Roosevelt Island Tram, which connects Manhattan Island to Roosevelt Island, but it was only when I was out in the snow did I fully realize how much the bleak snowy background helped accentuate the red tram and black cables.

All images are from the New York City area during the most recent snowfall.

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