I composed this photo from one of the chairlifts at Mt. Rose Ski Area after the first good snow of the year which delivered a new 40"! The trees were looking a little Dr. Seuss-like as their branches were heavy with early season snow. The play of light and shadows was amazing. I felt that black and white was the best way to show this high contrast scene, along with the high level of emotions associated with the excitement of skiing on a powder day!