Snowy Austin

Those two words are not normally in the same sentence, but they came together yesterday as Austin got hit with an unusual but awesome snowstorm.  It was not a big snowstorm that snarls up everything, but it was soft and consistent and actually stuck around for a while.  There was still snow today visible in a lot of places.  Like many folks, once it really started coming down, I abandoned any hope of productivity and went out with the camera.  I got this shot from the outlook over the 360 bridge.  I also did a bunch of other shots that I will share in time, like maybe in the summer when we are sweating to 100 degree temps.

This is a single exposure taken at f/9.  I made some adjustments in PSE and then ran it through Topaz Adjust just for fun.  I converted it to Black & White once I got it back into Aperture.  I thought the monochrome look worked well for a snow scene.  One version that I got from Topaz is this color version below.  Let me know what you think!  It is a little bit unreal (our lake isn't usually that blue) but I thought it was fun anyways.