But add in the patterns of winter — footprints cutting a path through an otherwise pristine white carpet, glistening frost on a windowpane, icicles hanging from frosty eaves — and subjects for shutterbugs ready to brave the elements for pretty pictures are many.
Another way to look at winter is close up. The opportunities for great macro shots are abundant. While that row of icicles gracing your home can be photogenic, zooming in on one can be visually interesting in itself. Perhaps too, you might want to take a new look at those icy puddles in the driveway or at a single leaf frozen in time on a small branch.
For inspiration and guidance here are some wonderful resources for tips and ideas to expand your winter photography horizons:
Digital Camera World Tells How to Take Stunning Pictures of Ice
Macro Photography for All - Winter
Stunning Winter Photo Idea and How to Achieve It
Shooting High Resolution Macro Photos of Snowflakes
DPS How to Photograph Snowflakes With a DSLR