Last night's dusting of snow motivated us to go out this morning to shoot some winter portraits. I had hoped to start shooting while the snow was still powdery, but due to a variety of delays, we started than expected. As it was a sunny day and the temperature was starting to rise, we scrapped our original location and sought out a cooler location that still afforded the quality of light I had envisioned for this shot. To meet this requirement, I needed a location sheltered from the southeastern sun and, hopefully, sheltered from the prevailing winds from the west. I found this in one of our great Cumberland Valley state parks. Whereas temperatures in Carlisle were in the high 20s, it was 15° at our shooting location.
Careful site sellection allowed me to get the planned shot and unexpected gusts of wind made for some fun outtakes...