Rural landscapes: the road to winter wonderland


The view was, as you can see, magnificent and I was all set up to make a photo when a truck pulled into the lane and parked for the next 20 minutes right where I didn’t want him to be. The light was shifting as clouds rolled this way and that, so I impatiently waited and hoped a strong wind wouldn’t arrive and blow the snow off the delicate branches.
Fortunately, all was still amazing when the truck left and I ecstatically recorded this astounding view of God’s winter glory in the Rocky Mountain foothills.  🙂
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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2 thoughts on “Rural landscapes: the road to winter wonderland

  1. Magnificent photo, Frank of this glorious winter scene. I really appreciate hearing the story behind it too. The auto tracks in the foreground show the depth of the snow and the pristine patch to the right demonstrates how untraveled this area is. Crazy to think of a truck parked here while you’re getting set to take the photo.

  2. Great story! I know how frustrating it can be when you have the perfect shot and then someone steps or in this case pulls into it and you have to wait patiently for them to move. Luckily, it worked out for you here! This is gorgeous! I love all of the shades of grey and the light is perfect!!

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