Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunny Skies, Snowy Views

Saturday, December 27:

We got perhaps another half inch or so of snow yesterday, the Friday after Christmas Day.  I woke to temperatures that were a bit on the cool side.  The house thermometer read 9°F(-12.7°C) as I rolled out of the house shortly after 9:00 AM.

It was clear skies and sunny, snow-covered neighborhood roads became mostly clear main roads as I headed back to the same neighborhood where I shot pictures on Christmas Friday.  Conditions were radically different in terms of lighting though, as you will see.

Such a clear morning, one could see Mount Evans, one of the tallest mountains visible from Metro Denver stood clearly outlined under blue skies.

 Mount Evans

 A view of the Front Range Mountains

Got home shortly after 11:00AM, temperatures had soared into the upper 20s!  There were chores to be done, another driving practice session for Miles, my youngest son and just relaxing.

Below pictures shot today Dec 28, at Westlands Park in the DTC.  Playing with long focal length perspective.  On a clear day, you'd see Mount Evans but today it was hidden by incoming weather clouds; the mountains you see are called the foothills.

91mm Zoom

210mm Zoom

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RichardM said...

The snow is looking pretty good in the photos. Not much of a blue ting at all. Wa are not having sunny days today and the temperature has been really bouncing around. -20 one day to +20 the next to -20 the next and today back to +20.

VStar Lady said...

Beautiful Dom ... photo #3, the new-age Currier and Ives?

redlegsrides said...

Didn't have the AWB issues today, stayed on auto and with the plentiful light, things were fine. We're expecting temps closer to your location next couple of days.

VStar Lady, "new-age Currier and Ives"....such kind words. :)

Trobairitz said...

Sunshine and snow, so pretty. And even better with Scarlet in there too.

redlegsrides said...

Trobairitz, thanks and more snow falling now....

SonjaM said...

It sure looks like Scarlet does belong in this scenery.

redlegsrides said...

SonjaM, you might say its designers know about snow eh? ;)