Another gift from Tuesday
ahh the glistening snow beckons
Today we have a Powderday! what an excellent treat to have excellent fluffy powder come down during a short 50th birthday ski celebration / reunion of sorts. Snow was late to come down, and what had been forecast at 12 was downrated to 6ish, and in the morning we had 8ish! enough to cover the hard freeze melt. And enough to drift up deeper in places for some real sweet shots. We got some first tracks off scotty’s ridge. Dropped down in via some steep crazy entries. The sun kept popping out to reveal special graces in the landscape. And all the while we got hot, got cold, ate food, lost eachother, found eachother, saw skeleton trees, explored, and skied powder! weee!
Our Skiing adventure continues, bruised shins find more comfort in new boots as we head up to Snowbird for more turns. The night’s hot tubing, mexican food, and bruised shin complaints may have healed us from the sores of a first day. Today should be good, the weather is changing, with snow scheduled to come in in the afternoon. We drive up with sunny skies and excitedly gather near the tram, and promptly loose each-other as folks go to lockers and tickets and bathrooms and rentals, and lost poles are discovered. Finally we head up, while dad heads to Alta to retrieve the poles. We’re just over the ridge, so not far ay! The now is hard, but we traverse far out in search of fine turns and tuck under ridges to find wind loaded aspects. A lot of fun. And always the wind blowing snow and changing clouds around the magnificent scenery. Continue reading
We gathered in Salt Lake to head up little cottonwood to Alta and Snowbird for some 50th Birthday ski reunion celebrations. Good long time family friends converging from the Phoenix desert, Colorado mountains, Oregon forests and Montana wilds. Most of us on skis for the first time this year, some pulling old gear out of the closet after 6 years of dust collecting. An absolutely wonderful location.
Silver gelatine black and white prints from my January 2013 visit to Arches. I got my darkroom up and running in the past few months and spend a chunk of time diving back into the rhythms of printing by printing a series of 645 negatives from Arches and Dead Horse Point. Funny to compare to the quick digital developments posted previously. I love the desert, and we had the good luck of visiting with snow and having a few extra bits of contrast here and there. Click to make bigger and let me know what you think!
These are 8×10 prints currently in 14×18 matts. I may make a few 11×14 enlargements. One image is missing from this post, hopefully I can get that photographed next week. If you are interested in purchasing matted prints please contact me directly.
Boyle River, bush, Devil's Den Bivy, Doubtful Stream, dripping, dusting of snow, forest, hut, Lewis Pass, logs, moss, New Zealand Report, Nina river, NZ, poetic, rain, rock slide, snakeskin saddle, snow, woods, words
Got it all ready at 3 am. At 6:30 I was up, had some eggs, and at the bus at 7. At 8 I was on the road. (oh and this is an epic tale, you may want to take it in smaller bites). Snakeskin Saddle – here we come!