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The texture of snow by tourofnature The texture of snow by tourofnature
This was taken in Little Cottonwood Canyon near SLC, Utah.

As you can the area has received more snow that it has in decades, and the snow effects almost every living thing inhabiting the area.

For us, the commute to work is slowed and is more dangerous, while animals like deer and elk are fighting for their lives trying to find enough food under the enormous amount of snow.

What drew me to this small exposed section of the stream was the texture of the deep snow piled high above. The texture was created by the recent storm along with gravity pulling loose snow down into the stream. Also the shape of the rocks created some nice lines through the image.

Full view helps.

Canon 5D. 24-105mm. HDR. Circ Polar
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The texture of snow by *tourofnature Comment by =ericthom57 "There's a beautiful simplicity about the shot. It's framed perfectly. The color highlights of the rocks really pop against the overall white of the photo. And the photographer managed to hold real definition in the snow. All of that...plus this photo will almost make you shiver, no matter where you are." ( Suggested by ericthom57 and Featured by Photosbykev )
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Takiboshi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I use this? I will credits you later :D
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layperson Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
wonderful:)
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DarkestSoul13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I love it! :)
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
You beautiful piece has been featured on my journal that you can find on my page. Thank you.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Always appreciate it, that's an older image but one of my personal favorites. Great features as usual. :thumbsup:
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I see. It has that special, kind of a surreal feeling to it. I really like it. Thanks ;)
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dresdenblue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Beautiful - I love the warmth of the photo, especially the patch of rich red in the rock. Well composed, feels like it's glowing.
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xraying Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
this is just breathtaking....good job :3
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JonasHodneHaugen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Beautiful!:D
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baileysmomentsintime Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Photographer
Hi, I have featured this beautiful photo in my journal here:
[link]
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much!
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baileysmomentsintime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Photographer
My pleasure!
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Stunning! It looks a bit abstract! Fine composition, colors are great and the shutter speed you used adds finishing touch to this masterpiece photo! Gongratulations!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thank you very much for your thoughts! :)
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well deserved! :)
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floraskyleng Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I really love snow, but we don't have it here.
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Livadialilacs Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: I love it! I love snow. In fact, it is snowing very heavily outside right now. :aww:
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georges-dahdouh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great shot
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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adeb1113 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You are featured in my current journal, "Frost Yourself!" [link]
Thank you in advance for letting me share your wonderful art with everyone!
If you would like me to remove your picture, please just let me know!

Happy Holidays! ~ Adrienne :holly:
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Zinfer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
this picture makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
well then my job is done...
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moonlight03 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
what is that effect for water falls and rivers? wonderful... i'm almost crying. i just love it. i hope that one day...[when i'll grow up] i will be as good as you!
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Resistivity Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Really good. I like it. One for my favourites.
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waterfallheart Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
such a gorgeous photo....
really wonderful
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ORLY-STFU Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008   Digital Artist
-smiles-
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
I agree with Hougaard, Real natural HDR :D
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, if the anti-HDR king himself (Hougaard) approves I think it must be alright.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
;)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Great work, can't tell it's HDR at all. This photo kind of disproves everything I've used to back my argument. well done:)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot man, I'm glad you took the time to check it out, thanks for the :+fav: too.

Cheers
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KissMeLoveMeUseMe Featured By Owner May 20, 2008   Photographer
Your deviation has been featured here
News: Photography
'The Winter Coming'
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:heart:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, awesome features:D
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KissMeLoveMeUseMe Featured By Owner May 21, 2008   Photographer
your most welcome =]
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Miss-Independant1995 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
a breeder banner on Howrse. For Arabians.
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Miss-Independant1995 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, can I use this picture? Thanks, I'll put all the credit back to you on it.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
sure, might I ask what you're using it for?
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plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
very soft :) great composition :) :+fav:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you. :D
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Soiden Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...
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dlee2012 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
amazing shot
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BlackWerewolfDemon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
wow that's a good photo ^^
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you. :D
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Obscurantic Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Beautiful. :love:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
:thumbsup:
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simulshah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Beautiful :)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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frublondin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice photo! very beautiful
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. :D
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InShinFrog Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot
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Canon EOS 5D
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Date Taken
Jan 11, 2008, 4:23:56 PM
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