Snowfall in York County on Wednesday night ranged from 5 to 11 inches. In lieu of an assignment that was canned last-minute on Thursday, my editor decided to send me to John Rudy County Park and told me to wait/look for cross-country skiers.
He really wanted cross-country skiers.
I really doubted I’d find cross-country skiers, even if I were to hang around for hours.
But I went out to the park, and first spent some time in the open-leash area, also known as Canine Meadows. (Supposedly it’s ranked in the top 10 dog parks in the nation?) Then, as the light started to fall (and become prettier), I headed over to the main area of the park… and, in the parking lot, happened to meet two people who were about to go snowshoeing.
So, I guess I lucked out. It ain’t cross-country skiing, but it’s definitely something other than sledding or shoveling.
Side note: Allen and Ranker definitely had the physical advantage over me — that is, I didn’t have snowshoes. Keeping pace with them while making pictures was pretty difficult, especially since I was almost up to my knees in snow.
(And yes, that vignette is in-camera.)
- ADDENDUM — Jan. 28, 12:56 p.m. EST —
I’ve received a few comments and questions about whether that vignette really is in-camera. Proof:
The only toning I did was some contrast (via curves) and color balance. I did not perform any selective editing.