The nice thing about winter is all the leaves are off the trees. Meaning you can see deeper into the forest than any other time of year. And with snow on the ground you can see the shape of the terrain, the paths of animal tracks – all sorts of interesting things that are hidden behind a leafy curtain three-fourths of the year.
This image is from around Devil’s Lake near Baraboo, WI. I’ve wandered around there shooting several times but never noticed this old quarry on the side of the ridge. It’s hidden behind lots of trees, which usually have leaves when I’m there. I didn’t even notice the road until the snow revealed it and encouraged me to walk up and see what was there.
One advantage of getting out in the cold, snowy winter – you get to see things that may be hidden the rest of the year.