These mountain ash berries in our backyard were buried by another foot of fresh powder snow yesterday.
Lots of precipitation, along with unusually cold temperatures made for a lousy summer, but those same conditions have made for an awesome winter!
In camera meters are typically set to expose at a level to render the scene in middle gray. This works great for most situations, but here, to avoid having gray snow, I added 2 stop of exposure compensation to my settings so that the snow would be bright white.
I also added some flash set at minus 2/3’s of a stop of exposure compensation. The relatively little light provided by the flash helps the berries “pop”, without having the appearance of a flash photo.