After reading comments on Facebook last week, (probably from non-skiers and non-snow boarders or those lacking enthusiasm for winter), expressing readiness for spring by writing "enough already", I said to myself I would not do any more blogs featuring snow and other winter subjects this season. So much for that. After the last substantial snow we received, I was compelled by the beauty of the drifting snow to do more winter photography. When presented gifts from nature, I gratefully accept them. Today, they are drifts.
The effects of wind are everywhere on Earth. Wind and water work every day - shaping, molding, building up, tearing down, and otherwise leaving their marks. Here are some that I found after the high mesa and points west, including Chama, received a healthy dump of snow. After the storm exited east, and the sun was no longer obscured by an overcast sky, I got out for a couple of different shoots among the drifts. There is a black and white feel to this image, despite the fact that it is shot in color mode.
Wind whipped around a sandstone upright to make graceful drifts in the two photographs below.
A humble garden pot required the wind to deposit snow in an almost perfectly straight line.
I have always loved "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", a woodblock by Katsushika Hokusai. It inspired me to take this snow wave and give it a computer tint with selenium.
until next Monday,
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