Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Aspens in the Snow - Deer Valley, UT

I spent a recent day skiing some slopes in Deer Valley with my camera and tripod in tow. I know I looked ridiculous with all my gear but I was able to find some good spots to stop and photograph. Loaded up with my gear and my wife with me on the chair lift up she states "I'll meet you at lunch because I not going to wait around for you and your photography nonsense" Ahh my biggest fan. Ohh well, I find it easier to shoot without other people distracting me anyways. I can shoot at my own pace and shoot whatever I want whenever I want and take as long as I want. This shot was captured off a main run. The hardest thing about photographing with skis is that when you take your skis off inside some nice trees like this you quickly sink sometimes up to your waist which was the case shooting through these Aspen trees. It makes for an easy low angel however! I know winter has been miserable throughout the united states so maybe this picture can bring back some happier thoughts about winter.

6 comments:

  1. Welcome to Utah! I hope you have enjoyed the "Greatest snow on earth." as a subject matter (photography)and recreational outlet(skiing). I hope we can see more!

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  2. Surely snow shoes are not so cumbersome if you are already carrying a tripod and gear? Nice picture, too hot here at the moment for snow. Have to wait for winter then head off into the mountains, no snow in Cape Town ever. God bless. Geoff.

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  3. Hope you were still here (UTAH) to see last nights snow storm! I will be checking in often to see what your images tell of life. THANKS.

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  4. This is lovely... I particularly like the view through the trees... cannot imagine skiing while carrying tripod and camera but then it's been ages since I've been on skis! (Love your wife's comment and agree totally that shooting alone is often the best because there is no worry about holding others back from what they would rather be doing.)

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  5. David and Time to Live, Our stay in UTAH was great. We did see the storm and I had anawesome bluebird powder morning today. Today was about skiing so no camera with me but I hvae plenty of memories stored in my head today. I was dancing with the aspens and knocking snow off the pines all day. One of my best days sking ever. Even our daughter got into the powder on the bunny slope. She calls it skiing the clouds. I have to say that is a pretty good description.

    David Victoria as for gear, no shoe shoes for me but they would have come in handy. The tripod doubles as a nice support as you are traversing the slope or trying to put your skis back on.

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