Since living in our Travco motorhome, Kurt has been dreaming of photographing it at night with the lights turned on and the snow falling.
He started to think about a way to achieve his vision with miniatures. Because we don't have an HO scale version of our Travco, Kurt used a miniature Airstream travel trailer.
Inspired by miniature street lights displayed on a train set in our local hobby shop, Kurt figured out a way to light the airstream from the inside, giving it a warm glow.
Late afternoon, we set out to photograph the scene. The weather forecast was calling for some snow. It was pretty dry at first and Kurt was looking for moss on a tree stump to set the travel trailer on. It turned out that the moss was either too deep or the tree stump was too curved making the scenes unrealistic.
As we were growing anxious to find the spot for the shot, the snow began to fall, heavy and wet and the daylight started to go away. It turned out that the snow and the darker sky helped make the scene more more in line with Kurt's original vision.
We went home to our RV in the dark and drenched but pretty happy! (Just like our guy in the photo)