Originally uploaded by imageo.
A Winter's day can actually become a wonderful time to capture dramatic lighting effects in the sky. White billowy clouds on a dark backrounds. Distant higlights against a dark foreground. You might have to experiment a bit with depth of field & exposre you get the perfect exposure, often that means lowering the ASA rating and opening up the apperture.
An advantage of posting this via flicker is that once you click through the photo onto flicker you can see the EXIF details from my camera by selecting the more information link to the right of the enlarged photo