IN THE FIELD: October Snow Storm

As inconvenient as this past weekend’s snow storm has been…we are still running on generator power…I have had some fantastic photo opportunities.

Before the snow melted, I was able to photograph the leaves that were in the midst of changing colors and covered in snow at the same time. In some places, it was easier to get out and walk rather than try to drive the Jeep over the debris blocking the roads.

Since the storm has passed, we have been fortunate to have clear blue skies and wonderful light. Most of the trees still have leaves, some of which have not changed colors yet. Outside of the damage to many of the trees, you would never know that we experienced such an early snowfall.

  1. November 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    A very beautiful image, David. Sometimes I miss those snowy photo ops. With the little we get here, a person has to be fast to find an opportunity, before the snow is all gone.

    • November 4, 2011 at 8:57 am

      Thanks Bob, yes, I bet you do have to quick on your feet to catch any snow that comes your way. The Farmers Almanac says a cold and wet winter with not much snow for this year…we’ll see.

  2. November 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Glad you are still hanging in there and great shot but I don’t want snow!!!!

    • November 4, 2011 at 8:59 am

      Yup still hanging on and still on generator power. Maybe this weekend things will be back to normal. We have cable off and on so that’s a start!

  3. November 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Lovely combination of light, autumnal leaves and snow.

  4. November 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Lovely image, David. Snow storms can be difficult, but they produce photographic opportunities that just don’t happen otherwise.

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Ted, yes they can be a challenge at times but like you said the photo ops are super!!!

  5. November 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    lovely photo!

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

      Thank you, the light was perfect that morning!

  6. November 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Lovely combo of snowfall, Autumnal colour and light.

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

      Thank You Meanderer, I was at the right place at the right time!

  7. November 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Pretty photo, David. And sorry so many trees were damaged. Glad to have some great shooting opportunities though! 🙂

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

      Thanks Katie, some places nearby look as if a tornado went through and others are untouched. Odd. The photo ops were incredible!

  8. November 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Wow, backlit autumn leaves and glowing snow! Great photo!

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Lee, that combination doesn’t happen around here very often for sure!

  9. November 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    It’s beautiful to see the snow with autumn colors. Nice!

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Fegiemoto, I can’t remember when the last time was we had snow and Autumn colors at the same time!

  10. November 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    this portrays when the seasons collide… and u were right in predicting an early winter in one of your earlier posts !!

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

      This was a bit early for my taste but it sure was a sight to see! It’s all gone now and everything looks back to normal.

  11. November 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Great to see the beauty of it all, caught in that moment. I think I overlooked it a bit while cooking by candlelight and wearing 4 sweatshirts to bed 🙂

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:20 am

      It sure was a beautiful morning…4 sweatshirts?? Brrrrrrrr

  12. November 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Wow, that’s a great shot!

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:21 am

      Thanks Montucky!! It was hard to decide were to point the camera!

  13. November 4, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I like the little glimpses of colour peaking out from beneath the snow, like autumn is still hanging on…

    • November 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Journey, it was a sight to behold. And thanks for stopping by my blog…I’ve been poking around on yours too!

  14. November 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Great shot! Love the colors and that fresh look of snow.
    Makes you realize winter is almost here…ugh, I’m so not ready!

    • November 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      I know what you mean…we heard that it was coming…and honestly didn’t think the weather forecasters would get it right. They did. But it is still to early for winter.

  15. November 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    The autumn colours under the snow… Beautiful photograph again, thank you dear David, with my love, nia

  16. November 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Yes it sure was pretty…the snow is gone but there are still lots of colorful leaves.

  17. Steve
    November 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    This is a tremendous image David! The mix of white snow and vibrant fall colours is wonderful!! Even some green in there too! Cheers!

    • November 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks Steve, I was at the right place at the right time. The light was perfect!

  18. November 6, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Great pic David! This is absolutely great, you can see two seasons in there, autumn and winter 😉

    • November 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Xandimusic, It was a heck of a storm and the snow only lasted one day on the trees!

  19. November 7, 2011 at 11:45 am

    This is amazing, David! Love the colours underneath the snow! So beautiful! 😀

    • November 7, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks Kristina! Yes it sure was pretty having the combination of snow with the fall colors…short lived though but still pretty while it lasted!

  20. November 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I hope your power has come back on by now!

    Nice contrast of the autumn leaves and snow. That’s a sight you don’t see everyday.

  21. November 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Power returned on Saturday at 5:03pm…finally….I can’t remember the last time we had a snow storm this early…sure was pretty and now it looks like a normal fall season.

  22. November 9, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Pretty – so white, almost like cotton balls!

  23. November 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Yes it sure was pretty that morning even if the snow was gone from the trees by mid afternoon.

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