Flickr a Day 49: ‘Happy Snow Year’

Today’s selection is the first of three found searching Flickr for “happy”. Winter weather is a constant across much of the northern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada—although days are unseasonably warm here in San Diego. For those of you sick of snow, delight even if briefly in this magnificent portrait.

John Britt joined Flickr in September 2008, and he primarily shoots nature. His experimental, photo techniques, particularly the most recent work, is fun—and educational. He communicates about what he did to capture the image and why. 

John explains about self-titled “Happy Snow Year”, Christmas Day 2013:

Taken with a Pentax K-5 and 18-135mm WR under overcast skies. This is the lens critics have blasted for being soft in the corners at the long end. This is an example of how that softness at the 135 focal length can be wonderful. I would not have gotten this with a shorter focal length, nor with a lens I was afraid to take out in the snow. In other words—it was the perfect lens for me this day.

More recently, John uses the Pentax K-01. Photo vitals: f/6.3, ISO 1600, 1/30 sec, 135mm.

Photo Credit: John Britt