The Tranquility of Winter Walks, taken by Matthew Prior, placed second in the Pets category for our annual Picture Plymouth photo contest.
The photograph was taken on the ice of Gleason Lake. “It was a cold January afternoon at about 4 p.m.,” Prior says. “The wonderful thing about November–January is that most daylight hours are golden hours.”
This photo was taken with a Sony mirrorless camera with a standard zoom, specifically, an a7riii with a Tamron 28-75mm, @ 1/400sec, 28mm and f11.
While there’s much to appreciate about Prior’s photo, he points to “the joy of wandering on the fresh, clean snow fields that open up every winter.” Regardless of the time year, he recommends taking a camera on “normal” outings. “Be ready to spot those special moments of normal life that show its beauty,” he says.