Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Warm sunlight, cold snow
This first photo is what Pat noticed while wrapping gifts at our kitchen table, looking to the east. The house is our neighbors across the street, the trees are on the hill behind our park up where the condominiums are located near the golf course. I doubt there is much golf being played now- we have something like 16 inches of snow.
This is Little Mountain, just to the south of our park. It is a telephoto shot so the distances have been compressed- it is not really this close. If you look carefully you can see the RVs that are on the storage lot in the right lower corner of the photo. Ours is one of those lumps of snow.
Here is the view to the north with the foothills in the distance. The poplar trees are bare of leaves but their branches are dense enough that they reflect this very warm sunlight. The snow on the evergreens almost looks warm. It isn't.
The light you find from just before sunrise to an hour or so after and in the hour before sunset to just after is almost magic. The challenge with a camera is trying to keep that magic in the light. I think it will be a lifelong learning experience for me but I do enjoy it. I just wish this snow would go away and we'd get back to our more normal weather pattern!
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Dick. :o)
Stay safe and warm.
Those are beautiful pictures. I know what you mean about it looking warmer than it is. We're in N. AZ and have had nearly 30" in the last 5 days with more in the forecast. I love it...until Christmas! Then I'm ready for spring.
We are coming over to Seattle in May-I am really excited about it. Our friends have just emigrated there.
I will visit your blog again-its great.
Merry Christmas to you and Pat!
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