I’m sure most of you have seen the crazy weather to hit the Tahoe basin this week in the news…or if your lucky (or unlucky depending on your perspective) you’ve seen it first hand. This shot was taken looking down a little private drive last week on the West shore. We were out and about looking for a place for the pups to have a little snow play and I saw this spot fly by and just had to turn around. We had gotten a few days of what we thought was a major amount of snow. Little did we know it was just a tiny taste of what was yet to come. Incredible amounts of snow have fallen…people are still digging out for days!
I lucked out on this shot. It had just stopped snowing and the temperature was climbing. The drive was covered by a tunnel of trees and just beyond the gate there was a clearing. As I got set up the clouds broke for a few short minutes flooding the clearing with an amazing warm light. It was one of those magic moments that gives you chills and you hope you’ve been able to capture the goods to do it justice. And then I got literal chills…
When I shoot in Winter I’m always HOT. I’m out there with the layers and the water proof gear and usually climbing and moving around…I’m always unzipping my coat when I can so I can breathe. I may have a slight claustrophobia issue. Sure enough, just as I took off my hood and unzipped a bit the trees directly above me dropped the majority of their snowy bounty directly on my head. It was complete and total white out and it went straight down my neck and back. After the snow dust had settled I turned around to look at our truck and see Ken crying in hysterical laughter. It was a good day. 🙂
As a sidenote…did you know I have another photography passion? I’m also a pho(dog)rapher! I have a business called DoggieTales Pho(dog)raphy. Actually it’s an extension of my landscape photography as I strive to capture dogs being dogs where they are most at home…the great outdoors. It turns out my two passions, gorgeous landscapes & delightful dogs are quite a complimentary fit. Eagle eyes in the group may have seen the link to DoggieTales on the homepage. If you’d like to see what it’s all about take a click on over! You can also visit DoggieTales on Facebook. Here’s some shots of Raider & Chance at this amazing location to give you a taste of what it’s all about.
Sending you my Warmest Winter Wishes!