The the lack of snow this winter has been unprecedented Making January and February one of SW Colorado’s driest months on record… This time last year, we were breaking the all time record for snowfall. Two extremes only a year apart.
Recently we finally received such much needed snowfall so I didn’t waste anytime taking advantage of it. I went out in the middle of it soaking in the large flakes which seemed to strange as the temperatures have been springlike most of the winter so far. Plants that usually die off in December are still going strong.
Well after Sunset the Snow had stopped Leaving behind a beautiful white glow. I was atop a local mountain taking it all in with the city light below reflecting off the low hanging clouds creating a unique reddish glow.
The next morning after the storm is when the featured picture was taken. The storm had gone but it left behind a thick fog layer that is unusual in our area. When I first arrived, everthing around me was completely shrouded. Then as the sun was starting to rise, the fog started to quickly lift which only left me a short time to capture this rare beauty. As soon as the trees started appearing all around me I started clicking away playing with different exposures that best portrayed what I was witnessing.
It was a peaceful morning, which provided for a unique experience not often seen in the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado.
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Fresh Snow and City Lights