First Snow

First Snow, the Alps, Switzerland 2020
Spotlight Single Image Contest Winner in the Flowers/ Plants/ Fruits Category
Black&White Magazine, Issue 155, October 2022
© Paul Hulewicz

This image was taken in conditions when one doesn’t expect any successful pictures. It was in September, very early wet snowfall, the mountains lit only with dim light and my boots deeply in white duvet. Nature loves surprises, and this dry plant appeared to me as a combination of gracefully curved lines. The fragility of this weed may inspire thoughts about our own existence, but its elegant shape reminds us of beauty never forgotten. I am fascinated by searching for abstract interpretation of nature. This image represents a transition for me from documenting landscape towards a more conceptual approach.