I love the way the environment adapts to different seasons. Such simple scenes can be changed dramatically and make for great picture opportunities. The different seasons show the intensity of color and the way it evokes different feelings to a scene. I took this one after a snowfall recently. I only played with the contrast on this picture, all it did was highlight the scene and pick up the right amount of natural light. When designing I find the best color palettes to be taken directly from nature, use them as a foundation and build on those with accents.