Posts tagged “snow

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Skye sunrise

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At the old Sligachan Bridge

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evening at the old Sligacidge

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one morning at the old Sligachan Bridge


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At the beach, Skye

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Some are still standing

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Hut by the river

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getting away from it all


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The river froze

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Magnificent mountains

The drama of B&W.Magic mountainsWhatever the light, these mountains are magnificent.

 

 


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Vertical view

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Altai

This is what some of Altai’s countless unskied slopes looked like a few weeks ago. Something tells me that most of them are too remote to ever become crowded ski resorts, but you never can tell.

 


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Bird on a frosted branch

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Bird on a frosted branch, Svetloe Lake, Altai


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Swans in the morning mist

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Swan from the morning mist

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Snowdune

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Snowslope

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Scenes from a village

Farm animals walking freely through the village, snow-eating cows, buildings that blend in with the natural backdrop, washing hung out to dry in the snow, and a cheeky sheep that stuck its tongue out at me when it spotted my camera…


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Altai sunrise

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Highway through the snow #1

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Snow slopes and trees #2

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The other end of the valley

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Later that moonlit morning

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The valley

One day, investigating photographing possibilities for sunset, we scouted around a cliff that jutted out scarily over the other end of this valley. We trudged up and down through knee-deep snow, perching on the cliff edge, wondering. The backdrop of the magnificent peaks was appealing, and there were infinite possibilities, but in the end I opted for this view – and a shorter and easier sunset walk 😉 – after which I discovered that the clamp knob on my tripod head had become stuck, maybe frozen into place. Best to head off for the van, I decided, and let it warm up again before trying to undo it. A nice chat with Vadim and Natalya followed, with Natalya astounding me with her ability to interpret between Russian and English.

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Snow and stone

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The burden of the wish tree

The wish tree: of religious significance for some, in a number of instances an endeavour of artistic or social value, and for others a tourist attraction.

Seeing these branches weighed down so heavily in a deserted winter setting brought to mind the burden of the wish tree.

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Morning by moonlight

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