Yesterday was the first snow of the 2014. By the time enough snow had accumulated the light was gone. Checking the forecast I knew it should be clear this morning for sunrise. The Gallipolis City Park was decorated very nicely for the Christmas season with some new light displays. I had not gotten lighting I had been hoping for to photograph the park after it was decorated. So this morning I got up early to see how much snow we had gotten. Much to my surprise we had gotten about 3 inches. Enough to cover the grass. It was a little before sunrise and the sky was very clear(it was very cold out too). I grabbed the camera and tripod and headed to town to see what I could photograph. The skies were still dark but headed to that deep blue just before daylight. I found the angles that I liked and took a few pictures.
The first angle was standing along the sidewalk. I wanted to capture the light post on the right along with some of the lights in the tree. Luckily I arrived before anyone had walked on the sidewalk leading up to the Bandstand.
Next I wanted to capture the more of the lights in the trees and the large fir tree that sits in the park. In order to do this I actually was setup with my tripod in the middle of First Avenue. Luckily traffic was sparse.
Enjoy the snow today, take it easy on the roads.