Christmas tree lights

Just thought I would share a colorful Christmas-related image today.  This is one I captured a couple of years ago during a cold but beautiful blue hour up in Beaver Creek, CO.  It has been posted here previously, but it's been a long time, and I don't think anyone really saw it then.  :-)

Above the mountain

Continuing with the winter theme, today I have a shot from atop a mountain in Beaver Creek, CO.  I had arrived there and had some spare moments, so I was of course driving around and looking for things to photograph - which isn't hard when you are in the mountains, and it has been snowing.  Everything is beautiful.  I originally took a 5 bracket set for this one, but instead opted to take a single exposure and convert to black & white.  It's probably a cliche, but snowy scenes do look great in monochrome. 

Happy Holidays to all!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season!  Thanks so much for the visits, the comments, the Likes, and all that stuff.  It’s been great fun for me and I plan to keep bringing you nice photos to look at each week!

I took this shot a year ago when I was in Beaver Creek, CO.  This is a single long exposure (30 seconds) and the reason I wanted to share it today is that it has three elements in it that represent Christmas to me: the first being (quite obviously) the trees all lit up, the second being the snow (though it is not looking too good here due to the blurred cars passing by), and the third being the light trails of those passing cars, which to me symbolize how rapidly the Holidays come and go - they just whiz by!

Hope you enjoy your Holidays and thanks again for stopping by!  I’ll be back next week with more exciting and beautiful pictures!

Winter stream

I love wintry shots from the mountains, and doubly so when you can find a nice quiet stream babbling through the scene.  I caught this one in Beaver Creek, CO last winter, and felt it was appropriate since it is winter again.  Plus, there just aren't many winter-looking shots to be had down here in Texas!  Hope everyone is excited about the upcoming Christmas holiday and enjoying some quality time with your friends and family!

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