True snow in Raleigh is a rare thing. We normally get a disgusting, ice-snow slurry. The snow this morning was fine and powdery, and made excellent snow cream! This mom and her child were out as early as I was, tramping bravely through the cold street. I shot this with Kodak BW400CN film.
Until this year, I've never taken the time to explore the trails behind the North Carolina Museum of Art. I found this beautiful tree next to a pond. The tree is green, but in infrared light, looks like it is glowing with light. Leaves and plants tend to reflect a lot of infrared light, giving them the appearance of being made of snow or ice.
Its funny, really. I've been visiting this creek since I was a small, small child. And since then, I've always thought it was Reedy Creek. It was only while naming this photo that I realized that Reedy Creek, or what I thought was Reedy, is actually Sycamore Creek. That... Explains a lot, actually. Like why there's no reeds. This was taken near the old mill ruins, but around the bend from the bridge. It was taken handheld with an infrared Canon 20D and a stock 18-55mm lens at 28mm. I find that 28mm lets me focus properly without getting all the weird problems that IR can get shooting through a normal lens.