Say it ain't snow.

This topic contains 107 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  Dahlia Ambrose 9 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #286433

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Well it is all about snow.
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    Winter Storm Over the Rockies
    Storm Over the Rockies
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    Walking through Medicine Bow Forest just as the snow started to fall.
    Storm over Medicine Bow Forest
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    Spring run off as the snow melts in Big Sky Montana.
    Big Sky Montanna

  • #286476

    karenhy
    Participant

    Beautiful photos. Especially like the first one.

  • #286507

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    The Sun Breaks Through the Snow Storm

    The Sun Breaks Through the Snow Storm

    • #286582

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      All great shots Robert!

  • #286536

    chris pook
    Participant

    Movies!

    • #286583

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      That's a lot of snow Chris, reminds me of when I live up a track and had a landrover!

    • #286885

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      LOL, Looks like the road up to my place 8 months out of the year. Makes me wish I had a Video of us driving it in the PT Cruiser.

      • #286908

        chris pook
        Participant

        We got both trucks bogged in and had to walk off. It was fun really, and not too far. The locals went up the hill and came back with the two trucks… go figure… skill I guess!

  • #286579

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    We got both trucks bogged in and had to walk off. It was fun really, and not too far. The locals went up the hill and came back with the two trucks… go figure… skill I guess!

    • #286887

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      I really like this Diane.

    • #287894

      LeanneC
      Participant

      That is really cool, Diane. Looks like a painting…it has texture.

  • #286888

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Just Did a Re Edit of this one for a Local Magazine, so thought I would re post.
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    Natures Irrigation System.
    Nature's irrigation system

  • #286898

    stevematten
    Participant

    Can't remember if I posted this before or not.

    Foggy mountain

    • #286913

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      I don't remember it Steve, but tis a cool Photo I can relate too.

  • #287246

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Sticking to the Branches, We had 16 inches of the stuff 2 days ago but I tore some scar tissue in the recovering Knee and didn't get out.
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    When Snow Sticks to Sticks.
    When Snow Sticks to Sticks

  • #287893

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Those are gorgeous, Robert. Really like the perspective and sky in the second shot.

  • #287895

    LeanneC
    Participant

    This is one from downtown Merritt, B.C. – Spirit Square is a spot where outdoor communities events occur. Every winter they dress it up with a Christmas tree. We have lots of country music murals around town – to recognize artists who have played a local music festival over the years (anyone know who this one is?). The flakes were coming down hard the evening I took this one:

    Spirit Square, Merritt, B.C.

    • #287940

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      That would be Mr George Jones.

      • #288302

        LeanneC
        Participant

        ???? Wish I could say you won a prize…how about bragging rights? Well done.

  • #287896

    LeanneC
    Participant

    And if you get really close to it…
    Snowflake I

    • #287902

      chris pook
      Participant

      cool!

      (haha)

      • #288303

        LeanneC
        Participant

        ???? I was! First time using “hot paws” (I shoved them in my boots). They are going into my winter photography kit now.

    • #287941

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      I just love these shots Leanne

      • #288304

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Robert. It is all melting now ????

  • #293576

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Winter Wont Let Go
    010111_0475-2

    • #293645

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Great shot. I feel your pain, Robert. I am ready for spring now. Bring it on Mother Nature!

  • #318292

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Time to dig out the snow throwdown again…we have plenty of the white stuff where we are. And I was finally able to capture some of it with my macro lens…

    Stellar Dendrites:

    Stellar Dendrites

    Not as pretty in this form but definitely interesting – these are called “needles” and “columns”

    Columns, Needles and Clusters

    And these are “rimed” snowflakes…they look the way they do because of little droplets of water that have frozen all over them:

    Flurries

    Happy New Year all! Hope you all have an amazing year in 2018

    • #318298

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Absolutely Stunning images Leanne, amazing variety… but my favorite is the first one Β … the detail you got in the snowflake and the texture of the material they are laying on with the fibers around them – to top it off the colors complement each other so well – awesome Macro shot, Β great composition and lighting… POTW in my opinion!

      • #318304

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks so much Frog! That photo was my first attempt at “stacking” in a snowflake photo and I was quite happy with the results. Unless you are shooting a snowflake flat (especially larger ones) it is very hard to get everything in crisp focus. This is actually four photos stacked and blended. I am excited to try more of this in my macro photography.

    • #318841

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow, stunning images Leanne! πŸ™‚

    • #319149

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Love'em! Well done!

  • #318299

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    As always, very nice Snow Photos Leanne.

    • #318305

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Thanks Robert. I thought it was time to revive your challenge. I am sure you have some snow too! Bring on the snow photos!

  • #318306

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Just so I don't get accused of ignoring my other lens…

    A Soft Seat

    A Soft Seat

    • #318842

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      A beautiful scene, beautifully framed Leanne πŸ™‚

      • #321563

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thank you Dahlia.

  • #318376

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Well Since Leanne has called me out,

    It's a Cold Day to be a Horse.

    It's a Cold Day to be a Horse.jpg

    The Snowplow for My Truck

    The Plow for My Truck.jpg

    • #321562

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Love them both, Robert. Although I am wondering why the plow isn't ON the truck?

      • #321911

        Robert Apple
        Participant

        Because it is buried in the snow, of course.

        Actually these day I use a tractor.

  • #318964

    Elizabeth Hazlett
    Participant

     

    Not much on the ground there, but now we have quite a bit

  • #319153

    Tobie
    Moderator

    Nice shots above! Snow is a no-no in the province I stay in and in fact a rare commodity in our country, except for our mountainous regions. I think I have seen snow twice in my 60 year old life! πŸ™‚

    • #320171

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      Have you got any frost in an old freezer you can fake it with.

  • #320172

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    The Dreaded Snow Crab
    Known to be a scourge to overly promiscuous Yetis.
    The Dreaded Snow Crab.jpg

    • #321561

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Did you make the snow crab Robert? Love it!

      • #321912

        Robert Apple
        Participant

        Yeah, I make these out of old lawnmower parts, actually they are called junk yard crabs.

  • #322000

    chris pook
    Participant

    Hope you North American types are all safe and well and wrapped up for the weekend. Β Keep hearing about 1 in 30 year events, snow bomb storms, and -50 wind chill. Β  Brrrrrr.

    looking on the bright side, snow scenes landscapes are cheap in on ink for printing. Β πŸ™‚

    • #322205

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      The thing about being in the cold is it's pretty easy to warm things up ,for me the heat is miserable, it's not near as easy to cool down. I'll take these ice crystals any day over the desert.

      • #322216

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I'm with you Robert. Just had a 45 degree celcius day here last weekend (113 farenheit). Easier to warm up than cool down.

    • #323532

      LeanneC
      Participant

      -50+ with no wind chill in '86. My folks have photos of me outside playing…I was wearing a balaclava! We were holidaying at our cabin…no “running” water and my mom put foam on the outhouse seats so that the cold didn't bite quite so much when we really had to go! It felt like an adventure. We heated with wood. It was all good. These winters aren't SO bad. LOL! And yes Chris, winter pics are easy on ink too! I'll have to see if I can dig out a photo for throwback Thursday.

  • #323533

    LeanneC
    Participant

    I have been a little obsessed with snow lately…you know “water, water everywhere” Well, we are “snow, snow everywhere” right now. So, when life gives you snow…you take photos of it! Here are a couple more…

    Snowscape:
    Snowscape

    Falling Down Blue:
    Falling Down Blue

    • #323537

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow, these are so beautiful Leanne πŸ™‚

      • #323538

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Dahlia! I now have a piece of glass out on the deck all of the time, in the hopes of catching a flake. My daughter was looking for her coat and I had to admit that I was using it as a “snow catcher” on the deck the other day. LOL!

        • #323633

          Robert Apple
          Participant

          That's Funny. I am really going to have to make an effort to try this kind of photography.

        • #323672

          Dahlia Ambrose
          Keymaster

          Lol Leanne πŸ˜€

    • #323900

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      I just spent some time lost in your snowflake images on Flickr Leanne. Really lovely work!!

      • #323926

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thank you Rob. I am loving the snow this year. And we sure have enough of it!

  • #323631

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    The First day of Spring in Yosemite.
    Springtime at Yosemite

  • #323632

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    The morning after the Storm
    Morning after the Storm

    • #323673

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      That's gorgeous Robert. Beautiful colours and light πŸ™‚

    • #323677

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Gorgeous. Love how the pattern of the clouds and the snow clumps on the sage (?) are similar. That looks like a heavy wet snow to me.

      • #323862

        Robert Apple
        Participant

        Thanks Leanne, Sage and Buck Brush.

  • #324195

    LeanneC
    Participant

    More snow…and I think that this could go in Dahlia's throwdown (I can't remember what it is called) because I am sure I see snow people sitting in the chairs:

    Summer Dreams

    • #324196

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      You should call it that Leanne, “Snow People”.
      I didn't really see that on flikr but now that is is suggested. “Pretty Cool”

    • #324219

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Yes, definitely Leanne. It's “Pariedolia” and I love the light in the image πŸ™‚

      • #324556

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Dahlia…now to figure out how to pronounce it. LOL

    • #324274

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      They look like they're trying to get a tan πŸ™‚

      • #324557

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Haha! for sure, Rob!

  • #324851

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Buffalo Radio Tower as the Storm moves in.

     

    P1010003.jpg

  • #324915

    karenhy
    Participant

    At least our local penguins are enjoying it

    penquinmarch3

    • #324956

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow! The one on the left looks like it's dancing away. Love the action you have caught here Karen. Great image! πŸ™‚

    • #325167

      karenhy
      Participant

      Thanks Dahlia!

  • #324917

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Makes me smile.

  • #325251

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    We had a blizzard last night.

    • #325275

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow, I like the spooky mood in the image Kent πŸ™‚

    • #329183

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Yikes! That doesn't look fun, Kent. Hope you are seeing nicer weather these days. I love snow on the door and wall – great texture.

  • #329184

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Here is a strange one – this is snow that fell on a clear, sunny day. It was -14 Celsius out and the ice crystals were forming in the air (called Diamond Dust). I wish I had gotten a good shot of them in the air but these ones landed on our vehicle (and melted very quickly) so I couldn't resist!

    Diamond Dust

    This was handheld, as I didn't have my tripod on me. I braced one arm on the windshield but I was very pleased that my morning coffee worked and I wasn't too shaky.

    • #329374

      Astaroth
      Participant

      Actually amazing! Handheld? Incredible image with a 90mm lenses and without tripod!

      • #329421

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Haha! Yes, not too bad, eh? I get some good macros with that lens, but never handheld. This might lead to me trying it again…which will most likely lead to bad photos!

        • #329453

          Astaroth
          Participant

          I take too much coffee to fix firmly my camera with my hands :p. I have a version of the TAMRON 90mm, It's a great lens! I used it with extension tubes for macro (2:1)… but now my camera's lens anchorage fails and I've abandoned it for a time…

  • #329375

    Astaroth
    Participant

    Here, in the city of Madrid, the snow is very very rare. When It occurs, people takes a lot of pictures and videos. Some days ago I recorded these images with my mobile:

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    • #329420

      LeanneC
      Participant

      That is beautiful, Astoroth. The music makes me feel like the snow is dancing.

      • #329452

        Astaroth
        Participant

        Thanks :)! The music is from the YouTube video editor. I think it is very appropriate :).

    • #329787

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      So Peaceful, most of the time it snows around here its accompanied by winds in excess of 30MPH and the snow is traveling horizontal, like it is outside my window right now.

      • #329793

        Astaroth
        Participant

        Haha, it sounds so beautiful as frightening. Here, in the city (not in mountain areas), we have much more sun than snow :). Snow is a rare event we like to capture with our cameras.

        • #329800

          Robert Apple
          Participant

          Right after I read your response this popped up on my screen, has affirmed my resolve not to go outside with the camera.

          • #329805

            Astaroth
            Participant

            Wow, be careful! Safety is first :)!

  • #329821

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    He, however has a different opinion when it comes to snow, I have been trying to get him to come inside all morning and he was asleep until he herd me open the door. And of course the lens fogged the minute I got near the door.

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    Snow Dog

    Snow Dog

    • #329949

      Astaroth
      Participant

      Poor! He seems an ice sculpture :p!

    • #331070

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Cute shot, Robert. Our kitty puts one foot in the snow and then looks at us as if to say, “when will this cold white stuff be gone?”

      I discovered that if you keep the lens cap on while going in and out of the house, you reduce the “fog” factor!

      Hope you are not too snowed in – starting to get a little “cabin fever” here for sure!

    • #331526

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Almost more snow than dog!

  • #331071

    LeanneC
    Participant

    So excited to head south this weekend past. Dreams of flowers in bloom and warmer, wetter climate were shattered as we crossed the border into Washington. I think the snow followed us…

    Crossing the Nooksack

    • #331144

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Oops, are you having a long Winter? And the image looks like a scene from a 1940s movie. Love it Leanne πŸ™‚

      • #331514

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Dahlia. Yes, it feels like a long winter…the snow is coming down today. The worst part is that it is +2 Celsius, so the snow instantly turns to mush. Can't even photograph it πŸ™ I am looking forward to spring!

    • #331524

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love this Leanne, it's really good seen large, great perspective!

    • #331528

      Robert Apple
      Participant

      Nice One Leanne

  • #331525

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Loads of snow here again ….

    thrush

    thrush

    looking for a drink

    • #331535

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Aw, poor birds Diane. They must be finding it a little bit too difficult to find their prey?

  • #331529

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Great Perspective Diane

  • #332513

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    Finally got a glimpse today the end of winter is near.
    Spring time at Clear Creek
    Spring time at Clear Creek
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    Spring time at Clear Creek

    • #332644

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow, that's like a huge block of ice in there, but the image has a warm feeling to it though, showing signs that Winter is almost over πŸ™‚

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