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After the Snow... Before the Frost
11-OCT-2008 Sandi Whitteker

After the Snow... Before the Frost

June Lake, California

One of just a few shots I managed of Autumn colors against beautiful fresh snow, before MY CAR BROKE DOWN on the June Lake loop.
While waiting for a tow the next morning, the overnight temperature dropped to 2 degrees, and it all vanished like waking up from a dream.


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Christine P. Newman07-Mar-2013 19:46
Spectacular!
Esa Ervasti06-Oct-2010 17:18
Hostile cold mountains, warm fall colors. Splendid interaction, worth of all your effort!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)06-Sep-2010 19:37
My favorite tonight!V
Paolo
coaster11-Jan-2009 18:02
Beautiful!
Marisa D.L.17-Dec-2008 18:47
Your misfortunes during your trip will fade away also in your negative memories, when you look at our photos in more relaxing conditions.
Definitely this golden line of vegetation against the snowy background is a wonderful image.
Pawel Kazmierczyk17-Dec-2008 15:13
great great shot. well done, especially giver the circumstances :) v
blizzard17-Dec-2008 05:41
outstanding composition favorite v
Nikhil Bahl16-Dec-2008 23:29
Lovely scene. v
Joel Dousset16-Dec-2008 09:10
Like this river of trees... V
Bryan Murahashi13-Dec-2008 05:59
Beautiful colors in this early Winter scene.
coaster12-Dec-2008 02:30
Beautiful shot, Sandi.
Guest 12-Dec-2008 01:51
Beautiful!!

Your broken down car story sounds scary.
Didier Vanderperre10-Dec-2008 04:07
All was not lost, here is your reward...
Helen Betts06-Dec-2008 19:27
Beautiful composition, and I love that bright color standing out amidst the greys of the mountain.
Keith Rankin06-Dec-2008 01:41
fabulous contrast, so sorry about your car! V
gerard belbeoch03-Dec-2008 18:25
Perfect perfect composition........gg
Larry Peterson28-Oct-2008 03:18
Beautiful image, Sandi. V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad26-Oct-2008 18:41
The June Lake Loop is a beautiful drive and your photo is wonderful. I hope you didn't have to spend the night waiting for the tow....brrrrrr. Voted
Naret Visesvongsa25-Oct-2008 13:16
Color and composition are beautiful. V
Yves Marquis25-Oct-2008 04:03
snow !!! this is not funny but wonderful shot
Marcia Colelli25-Oct-2008 03:22
very lovely scene, sorry to hear about your car
Linda Ellis (Bique)24-Oct-2008 00:37
Love the contrast between the Autumn colors and the snow capped mountains, beautiful view...2 degrees, yikes, glad you're ok!! V!
Monique LaguŽ23-Oct-2008 15:57
Magnificent this picture.
Love the contrast of colors. v
David Chauvin23-Oct-2008 09:32
The dusting of snow with fall color is always a killer combination.
Giancarlo Guzzardi23-Oct-2008 09:28
wonderful moment in nature this one
beautiful shot
Doug Cruden23-Oct-2008 07:55
Brrr, that looks cold! What a contrast to some of your other recent autumnal photos!! I love that diagonal flash of green cutting across the centre, it lifts the mood of the photo so well.
Dave Hodges23-Oct-2008 04:11
I love this image Sandi, great work!
bill friedlander23-Oct-2008 03:33
Love the band of autumn colors running through the snow covered slopes. V
Gaťtan Bolduc23-Oct-2008 03:09
Nice capture,good contrast between automn foliage and snow.V
Jason Branz23-Oct-2008 02:54
Great shot here...love the contrast between the snow and leaves. Hope you got back OK!
Alina23-Oct-2008 01:01
Stunning shot Sandi! v
Tom Cagle22-Oct-2008 23:45
Excellent composition and detail, would make a great print. It must have been a tough night, but this shot has to ease the pain some, V
globalgadabout22-Oct-2008 16:09
tremendous image with that splash of colour in the bleak mountainscape..bad luck with the car..but great work despite your tribulations...V
Astrid Taen22-Oct-2008 15:38
What a lovely touch of fall color! V
Randy Adams22-Oct-2008 12:14
Great shot Sandi!
Allan Jay22-Oct-2008 11:33
Sandi, that's some journey you went on. Love the diagonal lines on this one. Well seen and definitely well captured.

Al B
Ali Majdfar22-Oct-2008 09:52
Fabulous scene, ~V
Wenche Aune22-Oct-2008 06:55
Beautiful! V
waterfalls man22-Oct-2008 02:52
Stunning, V
So sorry about your car
Simon Chandler22-Oct-2008 02:52
Perfect perfect composition with a natural and beautiful tone. v
Chad Ramsey22-Oct-2008 01:25
Wow! All that color and then white! Well seen~V
vatorman22-Oct-2008 01:03
Stunning, the contrast of the two seasons in one frame. BV!
Jim Coffman21-Oct-2008 23:27
That is a awesome display of nature Sandi! BV
Cindi Smith21-Oct-2008 22:46
Beautiful! Sorry to hear about your car! Hope they fixed it well and didn't charge you too much! This is one amazing shot!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)21-Oct-2008 22:26
An image of contrasts, well captured....
Claude Martin21-Oct-2008 21:08
Very surprising scene...V
Carol Breton21-Oct-2008 19:54
So sorry about your car - bad luck Sandi.
Beautiful capture of the scene! V
Brinn MacDougall21-Oct-2008 19:21
What an adventure and bummer..but you got this amazing scene, Sandi!
john savage21-Oct-2008 17:13
Beautiful shot, V
doron nissim21-Oct-2008 16:28
V !!!
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