Photographing in the winter is always tough. It’s hard to stay motivated. The short days and biting cold in the Northeastern US can make it especially difficult for someone like me, who has a day job and primarily shoots landscapes, to continue to shoot regularly. I long for the days of summer when it’s much easier to get up early to shoot or catch that 9 pm sunset.
I do consider myself lucky though. I live in the Hudson Valley of New York, which is filled with landscape photography opportunities, regardless of the season we’re in. My commute to work takes me through back roads with cliff faces, creeks and a beautiful bridge spanning the Hudson River. I’m often able to stop somewhere for a few minutes and shoot a handful of pictures. I usually post these on social media, but for those who don’t follow me on Facebook, Google+ or Instagram, I wanted to share my favorite photos from this past month. All of these were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens. This is amazing body/lens combo and how I capture most of my landscape shots. Enjoy!
Do you have any tips for staying motivated during the colder months? Let me know in the comments!