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Do you know the art of shoveling snow?

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On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, more snow fell on Chicago and Chicago-land. Of course, you can leave the snow on the ground until it melts, like in some vacant lots, but the acceptable procedure is to shovel this snow from streets, driveways, parking lots and sidewalks. There is an art for shoveling snow.

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The acceptable, and least strenuous, art (skill) for shoveling snow is to bend your knees when you need to lift heavy or large, snow amounts. If the snow is fluffy, and you are shoveling sidewalks, you can usually scoop it, while in an upright position, into the surrounding grass. This will allow you to forego stoop work.

Photographers can become artful by exploring various formats to create snow shovel art. Nowadays, photography consists mainly of 2D, digital photos. This allows such artists to add special effects using digital filters.

Chicago, snow shovel art should contain Chicago scenes, Chicago people or Chicago objects. Snow should appear in the compositions. Snow shovels (not coal shovels, spades, hoes or pitchforks) should appear in the compositions. Such compositions should be artistic.

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· Snow Shovel Appearing

As far as I know, no major league, baseball teams have ever played when snow was falling. They certainly did not play with more than one inch of snow on the diamonds. Professional, football players are familiar with playing in the snow.

Capturing swirling snow on film or digitally creates dramatic photos that infer motion. However, swirling snow requires wind. If temperatures are cold enough for snow to fall, wind chills will be a significant factor.

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