There is something magical about fresh fallen snow. Everything is covered in a blanket of white, and the world seems quiet, peaceful and romantic... I live in Florida and it's a dream for me to experience snow! This wintery scene was photographed in Estes Park, Colorado.
A timeless black and white look was my first choice for enhancing these snow laden trees. You can make beautiful black and white images by using Nik Silver Efex Pro. This tool creates elegant monochromatic images, with endless variations in black and white.
Try adding a layer of texture to your original image for more depth and drama. This worked well for this winter white composition. As a finishing touch, I used used a delicate edge treatment from OnOne Photoframe.
And may all your Christmases be white...