Posts Tagged With: snow

A Rare Snowy Superstition Mountains

There I was, minding my own business when a friend of mine called and said,” You have to come out here right away and photograph the most incredible sight you’re ever going to see. It’s snowing on the cactus in my backyard”! Well he lives right at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. His backyard  edges to the preserve. I grabbed my gear and jumped in my car and drove east, watching the snow melting and disappearing, right before my eyes. I got there soon enough to catch a few melting cactus plants with the snowy mountains in the background. This is indeed a rare sight for us desert rats and we get a little crazy when it snows. This may well be our last winter storm. Let’s hope not, cause we can use the moisture.

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It's Snowing on the SuperstitionsDave Morgan-Creative Commons

It’s Snowing on the Superstitions
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On Snowy Pond, Germany

It’s hard to tell, but it’s snowing. To a lot of folks, that’s not impressive. But to us, having a snowy day on the “Romantic Road” in Germany last fall, was quite fun. Autumn had set in nicely with everything in blazing color, and then the powdery white blanket, finished it off. This little dock was the perfect find. I shot at numerous angles trying to get just the right shot. I didn’t want to leave, but the cold and getting wet finally moved me back to the vehicle. And off we went, on back roads, trying to get lost in this wonderful wanderland.

On Snowy PondDave Morgan-Creative Commons

On Snowy Pond
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Cruisin’ Through Glacier Bay, Alaska

I don’t think I’ve felt farther from civilization, then I felt in Glacier Bay, Alaska. It’s like you get a flat tire there, you’re gonna be eaten by wolves. Well being on a cruiseship, it could break down. I guess that’s not a bad thing. By the time you eat up all the food, another cruiseship is barreling through. You might get a little tired of the entertainment.

Not many people go out on deck, when cruising in Alaska. The air, even in the summer is quite cold, when the boat is moving. But the scenery is like nowhere else in the world. My guess is the only place close, would be up in Sweden and Norway, through the fjords, and down in New Zealand through Fjordland. Got to put those on my bucket list.

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Glacier Bay, AlaskaDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Glacier Bay, Alaska
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Sittin’ on the Dock of Snowy Pond in Germany

Returning on the “Romantic Road” from Neushwanstein Castle in Germany, we found this neat little dock on a pond. My wife wasn’t that excited about jumping out of the car, into the cold, sit on a wet dock, with it snowing. But I saw an opportunity to spice up an already incredible scene, with a personal touch. When I went to the limit and ask that young beautiful woman to splash the water with her foot, for a cinemagraph, I pushed her to the limit of cold. I had a lot of warming up to do. Nice memory.

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Sittin' on the Dock of a Snowy Pond in GermanyDave Morgan-Creative Commons

Sittin’ on the Dock of a Snowy Pond in Germany
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Snowy Tracks along the Romantic Road in Germany

Can anyone see the snow coming down? I get a kick out of photographing tracks. This one caught my attention because of the snow coming down and I’m always looking for “leading lines” in photography. The lines of the tracks lead you through the photo, down the tracks to where they look like their eventually touching. I put the tripod as low as it would go, and balanced the tracks in the middle. Look for “leading lines” in nature and you will probably find yourself creating a nice interesting photo to share.

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Snowy Tracks in Germany
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Along the Roof Tops of Rothenberg,Germany

It’s quite a climb through the narrow spiral staircase that takes one to the top of the City Hall Tower. I kept thinking how can these steps get any narrower and they did. By the time I climbed through what was now a hole to the top, it got pretty queasy. They would only allow a certain number of tourist up on top of the tower at a time, which was a good thing considering how cramped the space was. But wow, what a view. With fresh snow from the night before blanketing the roof tops and countryside in the distance, it was quite breathtaking. With screening all around you, finding a hole to poke your camera through was a challenge. I would definitely say, Rothenburg was one of the more scenic towns on the Romantic Road in Germany. It was snowing the 1st day we arrived, and that for us, made it even more special.

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Snowy Roof Tops of Rothenburg, Germany
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Fresh Snow on Germany’s Back Roads

On our tour through Germany on the “Romantic Road” trip, I found myself wanting to get as far off the beaten path as possible, so we would veer onto dirt farm roads and drive through the blazing colors of autumn. When the snow started coming down, it set a whole different mood. The mix between fall and winter was quite exuberating.   I would walk the snowy roads, shooting at every turn, while my wife drove in the car, following behind. She didn’t get out of the woods without getting a few snowballs thrown her way!

What I found interesting about this photo, was two separate scenes stuck side-by-side. Winter on the left, Autumn on the right. Crazy!

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Snowy Autumn Back Roads
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Sunset at Delicate Arch-Utah

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Fifty of us took the mile and half trek up the hill over slick rock and sand, narrow passageways with touchy drop-offs, to sit on the natural amphitheater-like sandstone, all waiting for the big event. Was there going to be the infamous red sunset or not? Most of us had resigned to the “not” side since thick clouds pretty much dominated the western sky. As the sun appeared to set undramatically, people started getting up to take the long trek back down. The “wait ’til the bitter end photographers” stayed put and sure enough for a quick thirty seconds the clouds opened up to allow the sun to blast out it’s magically light display. The “hold-outs” packed their gear and like a grand exodus, we all  headed down the hill satisfied that we had gotten what we came for.

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