The idea is that you've been out for a ride in the snow and come back to dry off your gear. I was going to work with this image and try photoshopping in a small puddle of water around the base of the gloves and helmet, again to catch the reflections. But as it would be a darn sight easier, I'll go with your idea of spraying it with water and maybe washing up liquid mix, as it holds shape longer I believe. I could even make some mashed potato, as I understand that is often used as snow, or is it as icecream when an indoor substitute is needed?
Finally, I'll digest the techie details, get them translated, then push a few buttons and see what happens...watch this space....thanks.
(I did move the focal point back to the centre of the 9 options available. That stopped all the whirring noises as the lens did its own thing when I shot the paint pots. This time it held focus, usually set on the BMW logo stud. So good tip.)