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Late Spring Snow

Late Spring Snow
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-01
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-11 15:12
Viewed: 3082
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
June 10, 2008...Oregon reported in, "The snow extends down through the northern Oregon Cascade Mtns. Chains
are required to get to Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood. White-outs on I-84 in the Blue Mtns of NE Oregon."

June 1, 2006
Two years ago...
Because my wilderness is so much as the rest of the mountains of the Pacific NW, I told you what a man named bob Fryer of Beaverton Oregon write me this morning as per last nights weather. So I called my friends in the Mountains of Ferry. Sure enough there was two inches on the ground. I scrambled through my own database of weather and came up with one day in spring in which it snowed although it was 2 weeks earlier than this year. So this image was taken in mid spring on the Curlew Creek, home of many an otter, bald eagle and beaver to name just a few. And while it was still early on, I had to go down the long treacherous mountain road for supplies...always carrying my camera...and this image is one of my few which are quality, of the snows of spring in Washington State...I surely wonder at Global Warming.....
Nikon 85mm
f 8.0
ISO 400
Hand Held

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-11 17:53]

This weather in June is unexpected for me in our place. Yet it is a fantastic picture and the them today seems to be shining little stars. Howard posted a picture with stars in it too. I love the colours in your pictures, this you know, and I sure love the dark water underneath the branches whitened by the snow. The dark water against the white snow is superb, you caught beauty in a surprising weather. Thank you... and global warning means also peak temperatures south of nordic areas. Bye bye!


Hi Bob,

This picture somehow fels dream like. The ice sponges, the dark river & the brown woods add up to the feel.


Hello Bob. Snowing in June and we are talking northern hemisphere?
Awesome capture freezing the flakes in the air. The tree with brownish color pose good contrast against the dark color of the water. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-11 22:48]

Hi Bob

Great shot of falling snow. I remember snow in Durham even later in June. Well composed shot too - despite the cold and wet.


PS I put it in the post on tuesday.

Namastay Bob,
Snow in the spring ??? A very nice capture of this phenomenon. Which I have never seen in my life. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-12 5:18]

Hello Bob, Oh beauty and nice. Excellent shot and that too natural. I come across such a scene everyday and never came across. Well done. Ganesh

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-12 6:39]

Hi Bob.
It is really nice moment and scene, rare nature phenomenon and nice reflection of it.
I like selected exposure parameters and freezing of snowflakes. Through the snow the nice bushes and stream are visible perfectly and poetically. Thanks for sharing of the little charming story.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-12 7:46]

Hi Bob
That is a very special situation.Very well capture.Sharp image and good detail.

Hello Bob,
This is a great shot in falling snows!
and I see quite a thickness of snow on the ground!
the image is good in colour and details and thank you for the notes as well
best regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-12 12:48]

Wow! That is late!
The snow is beautiful!
Perfectly focused.
Superb exposure.

Well done, Bob!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-12 12:55]

Hi Bob. Now this is late for snow. But we can not change nature . You have captured a fine picture with good detail and a natura look to it. well done TFS.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-06-12 17:40]

Beautiful image Bob, but I surely hope we are done with this kind of weather, at least until around November.

As you well know, here in Ohio nothing is impossible. I'm not sure what our all time record late snowfall is, but I certainly hope we don't wake up to a surprise like this some morning.
The tiny (red berries) or (buds) in the tree really stand out in this shot. I also like the falling snow against the dark stream.

This is summers in India.If, and the northern side has some extreme climate, peak summers are supposed to be in the region of 46-50 degrees Celcius, but this year it's raining, summer seems to have byepassed us...the elephants went back early(the exif of my elephant shots posted earlier will give you a date a couple of days around today, last year)..
A lovely shot, in your beautiful no-nonsense style...
no blurs or hazes...superb!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-06-12 19:57]

Nice and cold there Bob. Just as well it was 2 years ago! I'd hate to see all those pretty wild flowers freezing in the snow this year.
And don't worry about global warming - the seasons change every year!!
Good snow-falling captures too.

Hi Bob, fantastic composition with snow in late spring, greaqt winter atmosphere, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-06-13 11:11]

Hi Bob,
The way global warming is going we might be unpleasantly surprised to experience snow in late spring over here......that would be a serious worry.Putting that aside its a great scene. You did a good job of getting the pattern of the falling snow (i like those big flakes :-)) and I like the angle down the river. Take care Bob.....and Shalom.
Regards, David

Hi Bob,

Your area is full of suprise, snowing in the month of June. A good capture of the snow flakes. The diagonal line of the river is an asset to the composition. The trees are a natural frame to the river. The subject is nicely frame. Have a nice day.


Hi Bob,

I am getting cold to see this picture, the ice sponges, falling snow with the deep forest.
There are it a short summer


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