SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
Our week-long winter trip through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was unbelievably frigid—as in -20 degrees F most days, with even colder temperatures inland, away from Lake Superior’s warming influence. Toward the end of the trip it warmed to near 0°F, and snow squalls ripped across the icy expanse of a bay. In a sheltered, frozen wetland away from the lake the wind quieted and snow dissolved the crystalline quality of the air. In this photograph the snowflakes look almost like coarse film grain and lend an impressionistic look to the winter landscape.
I named this picture for one of my favorite books, David Guterman’s Snow Falling on Cedars (which is exactly what you seen in my photograph). His book is a love story, a murder mystery, and a sensitive portrayal of the hysteria that led to internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
LIMITED EDITION: This photographic print is part of a limited edition produced by photographer Lee Rentz. The edition consists of 250 prints, which includes all sizes and methods of printing.