I can usually sense when snow has started to fall overnight, because snow seems to suck any noise out of the air. The silence of last night, though punctured in the wee hours by shrills of the late night revelers, indicated that the first serious snow, the kind that sticks, had arrived.
New York looks fabulous dressed in the first coats of shimmering white, so photographers are encouraged to make haste before the pristine flakes turn to the familiar mushy mess.
Those looking to make gifts for the holidays can do no wrong with presents of images of New York covered in snow. Digitally remove all the color, and voila!, your own classic, no matter how mundane the particular shot. New York. Snow. Picture frame. You're done.
Images: Washington Square Park. December 2, 2007