20 Jan 17 Our failed trip to record eagles produced lots of images if not of the birds. As we entered the town of Marblemount the winds picked up from the gentle breezy type we had originally encountered to periods of gusting in the neighborhood of 35 MPH. Snow was blowing everywhere and depending on our relationship to the sun, it made for some really nice shoots. This is one across the street from a location where I generally can get some nice shots of the Diablo mountain range (a section of the Cascades), but on that day such was not happening. Walking back to the vehicle from where I had hoped to get the mountain shots and failed I noticed the wind having some fun with the snow on the roof of an older wooden building. With the sun at its back, the snow was being fully lit from behind and it made for some colorful shots. This is what I got to watch for a couple of minutes although the snow wasn't constantly being blown around, rather it would come in bursts and it was more a matter of a ready and waiting game than anything else. Being prepared, and sorta patient, had its rewards. The building was rather blah looking so I've turned on the lights digitally. The snowbank at the bottom of the frame is the edge of the highway which was in the original capture but which I removed as I don't think it added anything to the story.
The base image was straightened a little, severely cropped to show just what I wanted seen, and then I added the lights. Otherwise, this was how it looked. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f /10.
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