I liked that the colors were very subtle, almost Impressionistic, and the avenue below was softly lit with the glow from street lamps and the headlights from a lone taxi. This is my first photo of the weekend snow. I'll be going out later to photograph the city as the snow continues.
|The Flatiron Building during the mid-day white-out.|
|The snowstorm at dusk just as the city lights began coming on.|
The exposure can make a big difference in how the snow and background scene interrelate. For instance, the photo above taken with a 20mm was shot at f/2.8, 1/30 second, and ISO 400. Because of the shallow depth of field the aperture of f/2.8 made the foreground snowflakes larger.
In the photo below taken at the same time the exposure was changed to f/8 and 1/4 second at ISO 400. Here the snowflakes are smaller because of the greater depth of field and the distant flakes are not lit because of the decrease in aperture exposure so the background scene comes in sharper.
It is all a matter of experimenting to see what effect works best for what you want to achieve.