My hubby has always loved snowmobiling. On the excursions years ago when, young and foolish, I was able to be tempted to hit the trails with him, his request was always that I ride along with the camera too. He could never get enough of winter photos, especially on one of those perfect days— cold, crisp and clear, the dazzling sun surrounded by an azure sky, the snaking groomed paths cutting through sparkling snow.
Unfortunately, our photographic remembrances of these times are a little hit and miss. There are unique challenges in winter weather conditions — snowflakes on the lens, keeping the lens from fogging up and tricky lighting to name just a few — that sadly turned what I'd hoped would be a great shot into just another landscape picture. Too bad I didn't have these helpful sites then:
PictureCorrect Tips for Taking Great Winter Photos
Digital Picture Zone Brilliant Ideas to Take Pictures of Winter Landscapes
Digital Photography School Photography in Extreme Cold
NY Institute of Photography Winter Photography Tips
Digital Camera World Winter Photography Tips
Shutterbug 10 Cool Winter Photography Tips