Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Appalachian Snow

Birch Tree Trunk and Rocks, Roan Highlands, North Carolina/Tennessee  © Doug Hickok


A dusting of snow adds texture to tree trunk and rocks in this scene along the Appalachian Trail. Many blogs that I have visited this January have displayed beautiful images of snowy winter wonderlands. We don't have snow in Charleston, so I had to pull an image from last fall when Becky and I took a hike in the highlands of North Carolina. With an unusually warm winter (thanks to a La Nina cycle), apparently, this will be the closest thing we will have to a snowy wonderland this year.

21 comments:

  1. It amazes me how anything can grow in such cold climates. I can feel the chill.

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  2. No snow here yet either, Doug, but, BRRRRRR!, it could well be on the way! Lovely photo which shows that you don't need several feet of snow to create a great image.

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  3. We did not have snow and frost until now, so maybe this is not a mild winter but you are still waiting for winter:)

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  4. A suggestive image for life prevailing even among stones!

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  5. even a trace, like this, stirs the heart somehow, doesn't it?

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  6. We got our first dusting yesterday, Doug, so don't stop crossing your fingers and toes. It may still happen for you! In the meantime, it's so lovely to see scenes like this for me! :)

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  7. Nice colors and composition. Well seen and done.
    Have a nice day.

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  8. I like this composition with three definite planes of interest, yet total sharpness from front to back.

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  9. love the effect of the snow, i wish somwday i will be able to photgraf the snow 2 :D

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  10. The snow plastered on the tree goes help give it form and revealed it's shape. Nicely done.

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  11. Interesting shot man. I know how you feel, we don't get snow here either. Gotta go FIND it!

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  12. a most attractive and thoughtful composition, doug! i love the lines provided by rocks and tree, and the textures thanks to the snow!
    still now snow hereabouts, either, but heavy frost, so the rivers are beginning to freeze over.
    glad you're on board for the tour of the maritimes ...

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  13. perfect for me your minimalims sense here Doug

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  14. If El Nina is a hot lass, then El Nino must be a cool lad, huh? ;)

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  15. What a great shot. It needs some poetry... Brattcat?

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  16. Very cool shot taken almost to the point of abstraction

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  17. yep, i like how mild dusting enhances the details of a landscape/object.. nice capture here. :)

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