I'm moving some pre-posted images to make room for our surprise this past week ... 3' of snow atop Chew's Ridge (5,000 ft elevation) in the Santa Lucia Mountains about 15 miles from where I live.
This the the "road" we took to the top of the mountain. 12.5 miles of pure fun and occasional skipped heart beat. Fortunately my young friend Brian Mack and his 4x4 Toyota pickmeup were up to the task.
I have not shot snow in a long while, we don't get much of that stuff here. All my pictures came out hideously under-exposed. You would not believe what I had to go through to recover them. Thank God for RAW format, Lightroom, Photoshop and the dfine noise reduction plug-in.
Hopefully I've learned a thing or two so I don't have to go to quite this much effort in the future. My brother suggested bracketing and my son suggested +1 f stop when shooting snow. Do believe I will take their advice.
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