Originally uploaded by stephenlamb
The March 2009 issue of Digital Photo magazine has an article about creating snow globe images. A template is supplied on the accompanying CD. I decided to give it a go. Basically you load the template into a photo editing programme and insert your photograph into the template. The photograph has to be moved around a bit to get the part of it that you want into the globe. You then adjust the number of snow flakes and the amount of snow in the bottom part of the globe.
My first attempt resulted in the Stonehenge image shown above. This photograph was taken on a hot, sunny, cloudless day in the middle of the summer. However I thought that the blue sky would be effective.
For my second attempt, I thought that I would use a photograph with real snow in it. Unfortunately, I do not have many of these. There has not been much snow in Leicestershire (or anywhere else that I have been) in the last few years. Anyway, I located a snowy photograph of Birstall Lock after a fall of snow in my archives and decided to use that.