"SNOWY ASPEN & CONIFERS"
 # CORS 68

This particular morning, I awoke to snow at the rim campground in The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Here I photographed a nice stand of Gambels oaks packed with fresh snow  (see # CORBC 106 in Gallery 2). I then headed south over Dallas Divide which was cloudy with a constant rain and snow mix. Near Telluride the snow began to stop and the fog lifted enough to display a perfect hillside. Conifers coated with snow ascended a slope with scattered aspen displaying a range of color. The sky began to drop more snow and my opportunity soon became a test of patience. I couldn't shoot when it was snowing as this would create distracting white streaks through the frame. The best plan was to set the view camera up on a tripod, compose the image and wait with a coat tossed over the camera. After about 2.5 hours I had four or five good images with the best one featured here.

UNCOMPAHGRE NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO
Toyo 45 AII field camera with Nikon T 360/8 lens on Fuji Velvia 50 film - 1/2 second at f/40

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