04-23-13 After the Snow

2013 04-23 After the Snow 2

A late spring snow storm hit our part of the Black Hills and left 10″ of beautiful snow. And so, a friend and I ventured back to Iron Creek to see what things looked liked. As much as I have photographed this spot, I have never photographed it with this much snow. For me, then, it was a rare opportunity.

Hiking along the creek for a half mile was made difficult by the relatively deep snow but ours were the first footsteps along the trail and there was something satisfying about that.

I took quite a few HDR photos but this is one that I’m keeping. Stylistically, it is similar to yesterday’s post and I guess that’s what I was after. Is is a good photo? I don’t know – I have an emotional (and physical) investment in this one right now and so my judgement is clouded. But even if I hadn’t gotten a single good photo yesterday, I would have said that my “photo walk” was worth it. As Harry Chapin said, “It’s the goin’ not the gettin’ there that’s good.”

In the event that you might be interested in joining me this summer in the beautiful Black Hills for my Black Hills Photo Adventure, check it out here.

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3 thoughts

  1. Hi Scott. After seeing your beautiful photo and reading your blog about your difficult treck to attain it, I had to write a response post.
    You can feel your emotions in your caption and your personal attachment to this special place in the Hills!

    • Thanks, Sandy. I appreciate your comments. And I know you, too, have an attachment to these Hills. I am heading back to the flatlands later today.

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