I wanted to explore the aesthetic of the winter season. With white, blue, and brown color tones, winter gives off a range of emotions, everything from loneliness and solitude to hope and unity. Originating since the beginning of time, the beauty of the winter aesthetic is largely owed to the extreme color contrasts caused by the white background of the snow accompanied by the gray sky.
The winter season lets natural colors appear brighter and more vibrant simply due to the lack of contrast in the background. The branches of trees lacking the bright green colors of leaves on them, the absence of the usual color contrast of the blue sky with the brown dirt, and the ability to spot a unique bird from even a few miles away leads to a sense of peace. The lack of such background contrasts allows visuals to appear as though they are more detailed.
During the wintertime, people tend to enjoy staying more indoors, usually near a fireplace, to avoid the freezing temperature of the environment and this leads to a different aesthetic caused by winter which tends to be associated as calm and cozy. The winter aesthetic also has major ties to the holiday of Christmas, which, in itself, has emotions such as unity and hospitality bound to it.
While moments in the winter season are enjoyed indoors, it’s certainly not a low energy season. This time of year includes activities such as sledding, skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, to name just a few. All these sports themselves have their own unique aesthetics associated with them.
Since the beginning of time, the stillness of the frozen air and the endless hills of powder create an unforgettable landscape. Though the days are short, they are filled with tremendous natural beauty.
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