Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from me to you! Enjoy your holiday and thanks for the visits this year!

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Snow over Hallstatt

Snow over Hallstatt

A light snow began falling while I was shooting in Hallstatt, Austria...

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30 minutes in Ramsau, Germany

30 minutes in Ramsau, Germany

The benefits of taking a detour can be substantial at times. In this case, a side trip that led to another side trip left me standing here, firing away.

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Merry Christmas from Austin, TX

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Austin, TX!

Just wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my hometown of Austin, TX.  No, it's not snowing here right now.  That would be pretty cool though, huh?  I know I would love it.

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Nope, these are from a few years ago when we got a little snow, and I ran around like crazy to take some shots, knowing it wouldn't last...and it didn't.  But I did get these!

Hope you enjoy your holiday, and I will be back in a couple of days with more photos from my travels.  Thanks for stopping by!

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A quiet winter scene

I decided to go with a winter image today, as it is a bit colder in Austin and since Christmas is right around the corner...well, it’s feeling like the thing to do! 

This is actually an old image from several years back.  I went with two buddies up to Jackson Hole, WY for a guys’ trip.  We mostly spent our time in Yellowstone, enjoying the scenery and the wildlife.  At the time, I really did not know my way around the camera, but I did come home with a few that I really like, and this is one of them. 

This was shot outside of Jackson Hole somewhere, although I can’t possibly remember where.  We were just driving around (See?  I told you I like to wander!) some back roads and saw this scene.  The snow was blowing and it was just awesome, so I jumped out and grabbed some shots.

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. 

Snow tracks

Well, we got some snow here in Austin last Friday, which was great fun for everyone (except those trying to drive in it).  I got out and snapped a few shots on our street, though unfortunately someone had already driven through it!  It was about 20 degrees on Friday and by Saturday afternoon it was up to 60...Texas weather!

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Snow on the Loop 360 Bridge

Gotcha to look!  Catchy title, huh?  ;)

Ok, I am the first to admit that I am getting ahead of myself.  It isn't snowing in Austin today - yet.  We are expecting up to 3 inches in the area tonight however, which is a rare treat.  I know, folks in lots of other places are sick of snow, but hey we rarely get any so it's kinda fun.  Oddly, this would make it two years in a row that it snows here - this image is from 1 year ago, almost to the day.  Believe me though, we will be just as miserable as you are now when August gets here, just hot instead of cold.  Depending on how tonight goes, I may have another pic or two with snow in it to share soon.  Wouldn't it be weird for me to post more black and white photos??

Cold picnic

There was so much snow up in Beaver Creek, it was awesome!  I really enjoy the snow, but being a Texan I don't have to live in it so perhaps my perspective is a little distorted!  Just a quick snap I wanted to share.

Moon over mountain

Continuing my theme from yesterday, here is another image from atop the mountain in Beaver Creek, CO. After riding the gondola up there, I wandered around, just enjoying the snow, and the views of course.  I came across this grove of trees, saw the moon up there, and had to capture it.