Squirrel on the snow – High Key Photography

I shot this cute squirrel on the snow in a park in Ottawa, Canada as a “High-Key” photo.

It was a beautiful sunny winter morning, just perfect for some nature photos. My intention was to produce a High-Key picture for a photographic assignment. I passed the test, probably because the little creature was so cute.

However, the picture didn’t turn out exactly as planned.  I was supposed to use a reflector to blow out most of the shadows. I didn’t, because I like to take photos in the natural light. In addition, those blue shadows were just too attractive to be missed. – Nice mix of textures too. The freshly fallen snow would have been unspoiled if the little rodents were not there. Luckily they were! With some nuts, I was able to keep this one in place and take my shot. He was rapidly waving his tail and I captured that too. I guess he was happy… πŸ™‚

But, there is no shortage of squirrels in Ottawa. Not too far away, I noticed a black squirrel on the snow.

He found some nuts at the bottom of a tree and had to make a decision. Climbing the tree and hiding them was an option. However,  staying on the ground and eating them there, was attractive too. I took advantage of his dilemma and got the shot πŸ™‚ This was definitely not for the “High-Key” assignment. He was too dark, with too much contrast. I took the picture just for the fun of it.

Squirrel on the snow gift ideas

I think that both squirrel images would make a great children’s room decor. Parents can use them side by side as posters, framed or not. * The framed art print comes by default with a simple black frame. However you can choose one that best matches your purpose – there is a big selections of shapes and colors. Just click on the images to see:

Squirrel on the snow framed poster as children room decor

On the wall they can look like this:

Kids – but not only kids, may also love a through pillow showing a cute squirrel on the snow. I think that they are just cute and fun πŸ™‚

There are a lot of gift ideas in my gallery, and I’ll just give you another suggestion for this picture: just look at these Spiral Notebooks:

Thank you for visiting my GiftSmart website, and feel free to check my “animals” category for more gift ideas

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