The sunlight hits a nearly parallel angle around 2:30 PM at this time of year. The shadows are longer and if there is a bright patch of sunlight it will provide a rim of brightness around snowy objects. Image Post Processing is with Adobe Lightroom 5.3. I usually try to shoot in RAW mode. Today however the images were mistakenly shot in JPEG mode. But the subsequent conversion to RAW mode made the processing work pretty well.