The first heavy snowfall of the year and very cold overnight temperatures created some interesting light and fog on the open range land west of here Sunday morning. This is on the way to Grantsville about 35 miles west of Orem about an hour after sunrise.
Nikon D800E Nikon 24-120 f4 ISO 100
Punched up the detail with Detail Extractor in Color Efex Pro 2
Temps were hovering around 23 degrees and it snowed off and on all day. Winter is here despite the fact it doesn't officially begin until December 21. Locals tell me this has been very mild. Good thing is...they tell me when we get a heavy snow, the animals like Mountain Goats, Elk, and Pronghorn come down to the flats to feed so I should have an opportunity or two this winter to include some of them in the landscape.
I just bought some cold weather gear for crawling around in the snow this winter. It's been pretty mild so far but the locals tell me it's going to get bitterly cold by the end of the month. So..the 800E will get a good test in the cold shortly.
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........snow! Snow sceneries are good to look at but I prefer to leave it there where it is. I don't envy you people for having snow so early. We have cold here in Central but no snow yet. Good shot!
I spent some time in Missouri got pretty cold there in the winter. Not like it does at 5000 feet which is ground level here in Utah but I remember snow there. I've spent a few bucks over the past month putting together a warm weather outfit to deal with the even colder weather that's on it's way. Looking forward to crawling around in the snow and trying to sneak up on some grazing Pronghorns in the coming weeks.