A Huge Snow Storm Makes for some Beautiful Photographs

June 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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Peace in the Trees

If you’ve been watching the news lately or following any Crested Butte folks on Facebook you would know that we’re in the middle of a monster of a snow storm. Saturday morning I had 17″ of the lightest, whitest snow I’ve ever seen covering my parking lot. We’ve had at least another 12″ since then with the major part of the storm coming in tonight. We could see 6 feet or more by Tuesday night when this thing is supposed to move out of the mountains. Skiing has been incredible. Driving, not so much!

The photography has been pretty great too. Unlike most winter storms, this one has blessed us with plenty of snow but absolutely no wind…not even a breeze. This unusual chain of events has provided super light snow accumulating on every little bump or texture of everything around. Not only are there piles of the white stuff on tree branches, rooftops, bicycles, cars and the like, there are also  small accumulations on every little protrusion of every tree in the forest. This morning, I found myself heading out to capture this beautiful event. The photo above is just one of the resulting images. Purposely throwing the background out of focus keeps the viewer’s attention on the Aspen trees in the foreground. If everything was in focus the image would be confusing and the viewer would not know where I wanted him to look. The conifer forest below exhibits the same effect.

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Winter snowstorm panorama

Both images may be viewed larger by clicking on them. Which one do you like best? Do you hate them both? Any opinions at all? Anyone?…Bueller, Bueller?

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. See you next week!

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