After traveling through Italy for a couple of weeks I am ready to share my exercise with you and I hope you will develop you photographic skills and sharpen your vision in 2016. Currently I am in northern Germany and I started the year by repeating an exercise that I did a year ago in California. For me it is the same exercise just different location and climate zone. So I challenge you to continue this exercise or start it from scratch and create wonderful winter expressions.
When I think about winter in California I think about fog, rain, maybe some surface frost. In Germany I think about snow, icy road, freezing rain, overcast. Of course my thinking will have a profound impact on how I see and photograph. try to be open and go beyond your personal impression. There are also sunny days in January. There can be a very mild winter in Germany with no snow. Just think and then photograph and push yourself to create interesting images!
As always, enjoy your photography and have fun with your images!