Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to those of you that celebrate Christmas and a happy holiday season to those of you that celebrate other holidays.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and gets to spend lots of time with family and friends, and like me, sets aside the camera for a day or two (or twelve in my case!).

An indian paintbrush below a layer of snow and ice

In celebration of the holiday time, I'm showing off one of my favourite 'winter' images -- a photograph of an indian paintbrush poking out through fresh snow and ice after an early season snowfall in August one year in the Canadian Rockies.  I woke up one morning at Mosquito Lake campground in the backcountry of Banff National Park and found myself in a foot of fresh snow. As I hiked through it later that morning, I noticed the snow slowly caving in on the biggest, brightest flowers that were close to the surface, occasionally producing beautiful ice-framed flowers for me to photograph. 

Happy holidays again everyone! 


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Anonymous Pedro Valiente said...

Beautiful shot! I wish you a Merry Merry Christimas from Spain!

December 25, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Jenn Jilks said...

Aha, the difference between a professional and an amateur!

I can't ever put my camera down! I am so happy when taking my amateur photos!!!

Beautiful work, you do. Time for play?

/retired in Perth, ON!

December 26, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Consuelo Seitz said...

What a great image. Happy Holidays to you and your family :)

December 26, 2010 at 8:03 PM  

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