More than just documenting a location, with this shoot I was really keen on capturing the textures of the park. From the ambient and soft glow of the sun to the crisp snow, wispy grass, and cracked bark, I loved the challenge of finding symmetry and patterns in a landscape that otherwise seemed chaotic. The winter scenery is harsher, more sharp, and naturally more monotone, and yet I found it to be incredibly beautiful. Perhaps it was because I had lower expectations than when I did my summer shoot, but everything just seemed to pop (especially when I got around to editing) and I kept finding scenes that inspired me.
It looks like those beavers I saw last summer have been busy - tons of the trees right next to the river had these familiar teeth marks in them.