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December 4th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Laura Zirino

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Bryce Sunrise' by Laura Zirino
Last year Laura Zirino started searching for snow and was rewarded at Utah’s Bryce Canyon. “This was my second attempt to find snow in 2013. All I got was a light dusting, but as the hoodoos began to glow in the early morning light I was glad they weren’t buried in snow,” says Zirino. The …
December 3rd, 2014

Photo of the Day by Randolph Fritz

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Larches' by Randolph Fritz
Today’s Photo of the Day, featuring larch trees, was submitted to the First Snow Assignment by Randolph Fritz. “Larches are the only conifer in the northwest whose needles turn gold in the fall and then drop for the winter. They provide a lot of our fall gold in autumn. I found these with a fresh snowfall …
May 28th, 2014

Contrasting Landscape Winner Angela Service

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Winter Spirit' by Angela Service
Congratulations to Angela Service. Her photo “Winter Spirit” is the winner of the Contrasting Landscape Assignment. “I captured Spirit Falls in Washington on the Little White Salmon River. After the first winter freeze in December 2013, I was disappointed that I didn’t make it out to this location, so I was hoping for another drop …
April 4th, 2014

Winter Macro Assignment Winner Carolyn Derstine

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Frozen Bubbles' by Carolyn Derstine
Congrats to Carolyn Derstine for winning the Winter Macro Assignment. “This photo was taken in January of 2012, along a creek that runs behind our property in Telford, PA. As I wandered along the creek, I would look for interesting designs and compositions in the ice.  That day, the designs were fantastic.  Did not pre-visualize, …
March 7th, 2014

My Birthday Present

Posted By Ian Plant
"Ice Age"—Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, USA (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) A few days ago—I’m not going to say when—it was my birthday. I’m not bringing this up to elicit “Happy Birthdays” from everyone (please don’t bother). Birthdays are essentially meaningless to me; in fact, I had totally forgotten it was my birthday until I got a scattering of calls from the few …
February 18th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Anthony Bonafede

Posted By Christopher Robinson
November Morning by Anthony Bonafede
What’s more inspiring in the winter than a black and white photo of El Capitan?
February 17th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Scott Rubey

Posted By Christopher Robinson
First Rays On Crater Lake by Scott Rubey
Scott Rubey made this photograph of Crater Lake after considerable research and consulting sun and moon tables as well as other photos of the area. Check out his story…
February 14th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Darren White

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Warmth Of Winter by Darren White q
Darren White made this photograph at Chatfield Lake State Park in Colorado, and he sent it to the Snow & Ice Assignment. White describes the area, “Chatfield Lake State Park is full of all kinds of recreation in the summer. In the winter, only the ice fishermen are out there as the temps dip into …
January 30th, 2014

Back from Moab

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey When I …
January 10th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Klaus Priebe

Posted By Christopher Robinson
San Juan Winter by Klaus Priebe
Today’s Photo of The Day was sent to the Winter Hot Spots Assignment. Getting out and photographing in the cold can be daunting. Klaus Priebe braved the conditions to get this photo in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.