This Winter, I have been working on a series of photos of falling snow at notable locations throughout Central Missouri. A few days ago, we had a beautiful winter snowstorm in Boone County. I packed my photo gear and scouted some locations near my home. I went to the Mizzou campus in Columbia, but it was too crowded with students, and parking was scarce. I decided to drive to McBaine to the champion Burr Oak tree. I used my 61-megapixel Sony a7R IV mirrorless digital camera and a Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens along with a pair of off-camera Quantum Trio flashes to take the picture. The off-camera flashes are vital to this type of photo because they illuminate the falling snowflakes. Luckily, a Boone County snowplow drove by at just the right moment to add context to the scene.

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