First Snowfalls Assignment Winner Beth Baker

Outdoor Photography

Congratulations to Beth Baker for winning the recent First Snowfalls Assignment with the image, “Majestic Oak in Snowstorm.” See more of Baker’s photography at

View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!

Winner: “Majestic Oak In Snowstorm” By Beth Baker

“There’s always a magical feel to the first snowfall in Yosemite, especially if the leaves are still on the black oak trees,” says Baker. “I enjoy photographing intimate scenes of snow on these elegant old trees. This photo was taken while it was snowing rapidly and I used a fast shutter speed to capture the snow as it was falling, which gives the image the feeling of a painting.”

Location: Yosemite National Park, California.

Exposure: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-300mm L, 1/60sec @ f/8 ISO 800.

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