This gallery of winter photos includes images shot by both professional and hobby photographers in Springfield, including Allin Sorenson, LaDonna Greiner, Rachelle Leonardo and Sony Hocklander.
The photos were submitted as part of Hocklander’s piece on a winter pastime —
This impactful image of snow falling at the Lake Springfield dam makes you feel the winter chill. (Photo by LaDonna Greiner) Don’t wait for snow to make interesting winter images like this one shot at Lake Springfield. (Photo by Allin Sorenson) A heron hunkers down amidst reflected trees while snow falls on Lake Springfield. Winter is a good time to look for wildlife to photograph. (Photo by Sony Hocklander) The contrasts in winter landscapes make minimalist images, like this one, possible. (Photo by Sony Hocklander) Area lakes and bodies of water provide interesting backgrounds for minimalist winter images, like this one of snow-kissed trees reflected on Drummond Lake. (Photo by Sony Hocklander) Nature preserves, local parks and a multitude of creeks are perfect settings for winter photo opportunities, such as this bare tree reflection on Wilson’s Creek at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. (Photo by Sony Hocklander) Bare trees make moody winter landscape images, even without snow. (Photo by Sony Hocklander) Dress warmly and hike a local trail to capture snowy landscapes. This trail starts at stop No. 3 in Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. (Photo by Sony Hocklander) Even on a snowy winter day, the trails at Fellows Lake are a great place to get some fresh air and exercise. (Photo by Dayle Johnson) The wide, paved Greenway trail at Sequiota Park is a popular path for walkers, runners and bicyclists. (Photo by Wes Johnson) (Photo by Allin Sorenson) This snowy creek scene was captured at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. (Photo by Rachelle Leonardo) If you can get out with your camera while it’s still snowing, falling flakes will add beautiful movement to your image, like this one shot at Drury University. (Photo by Allin Sorenson)
Brittany Meiling is managing editor at the Springfield Daily Citizen. She is a career journalist, most recently working as a newsroom analyst for the Los Angeles Times and a reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Springfield-born, Meiling grew up in Republic and graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in journalism.
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