Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wayfarers Journey "Southern Snowscapes"

Snow in the extreme South is rare but a heavy snow event is even more rare. I spent the day in Conecuh County Alabama and the City of Evergreen Alabama to witness this event. I roamed the back roads looking for those shots that snow can to bring to life. while in the field I recorded the highest and second highest snowfall amounts of the event! (6 & 7 inches) I felt very blessed to have seen God's artistic beauty. I had waited 10 years to see really good snowfall and the wait was worth it.


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..solitude in silence..

..this was my favorite area..Perfect snow covering the pasture..Hence the large number of pictures of the pasture..
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where to next?
..getting deep!
..yes... it was very slippery...

..far from home...

..once again playing with colors..Each has its own feel to it..The beauty of color..


Snow white smile!
This is the spot where I recorded the highest snowfall in Alabama..7 inches!


Had to watch for these as they started falling due to the heavy snowfall..
...dirty girl needs a bath!
Heaviest snowfall I drove through...
..winter wonderland..

Sexy "Snowy" Chevrolet
Hmmm.."Fresh" train tracks..He just came though here...

..on this pic I did the slight painted look..some pics really come alive with it..Several on this posting are done this way..


Hidden cemetery...

..abandoned farmhouse..
snow stallion in the distance..
Same shot, played around with the color a little..




Early morning and the games begin..
There was a reason no one had been down this road yet, but i was to adventurous to say no..








Gathering..



7 comments:

deb said...

Absolutely lovely photographs! Thank you for sharing your work.

Rick said...

Thanks for stopping by Deb....feel free to anytime!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Alabama has some AUsome treasures; I'm glad you crossed over the line to get these fantastic shots and share them with us "less fortunate snow bunnies". Keep up the great work!!!

TB

GAWO said...

Love it :-)

Michele J said...

I love the lake shots, the ones with piers are my favorite of all. I love the horses in the distance shot. I'm likin' the hay bale shot as well. That's awesome! They are all well done!!

Susan said...

Love your snow pictures, glad you documented the unusual event! Especially like the red mud ruts in the white snow, the train tracks. Isn't it awesome how a blanket of snow makes everything beautiful and peaceful. Stay warm!

Rick said...

Thanks TB..Glad you liked them!!
Michelle: I wish i could be up there in your area..now thats snow!! LOL!! Glad you liked them Chelle Belle!!
Susan, it was something I wish I could do one more time. learned a lot shooting this type of weather..LOL!!

Gawo: Thanks fro stopping by. I bet you are already for Spring over there in Norway!! I am ready for it here!!