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Winter Wonderland
Posted By: mike.hiran, 12-21-2008, 12:24 AM

I've been praying desperately for snow for a few years now and haven't had the good fortune of getting anything worthwhile. But over the last few days... WOW! Yeah, getting to and from work is a pain and the drivers here are clearly unprepared and inexperienced w/ dealing with the stuff... despite all this, it's such an amazing look! Anyways, here's some of the bounty...

***more pics added in post 12****












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12-21-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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The last two shots are sooo beautifully captured. Really dig the last one.
12-21-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
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Nice series, I like the first one and I really like #4
12-21-2008, 02:51 AM   #4
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Oh to have a white Christmas ahh well heres hoping


cheers

12-21-2008, 03:02 AM   #5
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Very nice series. All great photos...well done
12-21-2008, 09:48 AM   #6
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The last two shots are sooo beautifully captured. Really dig the last one.
Thanks! That last one was a bit tricky; had to take 3 shots w/ different exposures before I got it. It's my faux macro!

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Nice series, I like the first one and I really like #4
I couldn't resist taking lots of pics of those ornaments... cheesy but so much pop at the same time! #4's bokeh is like december water colors: I was very pleased!

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Oh to have a white Christmas ahh well heres hoping


cheers
Honestly, every day with snow is like getting my christmas gift! Although, now all our snow is covered w/ about an inch of ice, so I think the ability to travel is much reduced now. Just hope everyone stays safe!


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Very nice series. All great photos...well done
Thank you sir! It's been a fun opportunity to catch my city/neighborhood in white!
12-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #7
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Nice series sometimes wishes do come true (but carefull what you wish for )

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#1, 3, 5 and 6 really do it for me
1 and 6 are especially my favourites here.
Nicely done.
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The first is my favorite. Love your (?) reflection in the silver ball.
12-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #10
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Nice series sometimes wishes do come true (but carefull what you wish for )
well since we hardly get weather like this, it looks like tomorrow is going to be a snow day But if I had to get somewhere or had some really important appointments, I'm sure I'd be singing a different tune. So far so good though...

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#1, 3, 5 and 6 really do it for me
1 and 6 are especially my favourites here.
Nicely done.
Thanks much! Glad you liked them

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The first is my favorite. Love your (?) reflection in the silver ball.
Yup, that's me in all 5 layers of clothing I know shake reduction does wonders, but without all that clothes I'd be shivering more than the cam could handle... Thanks for commenting!
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Nice series sometimes wishes do come true (but carefull what you wish for )
I'll 2nd that! It's beautiful for say about a day. Then it becomes cold annoying slush. Great shots!
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I'll 2nd that! It's beautiful for say about a day. Then it becomes cold annoying slush. Great shots!
Well, usually that's true, but we're still going strong for over a week now! Starting to get a little of cabin fever, but still great opportunities to get some unique views. Anyways thanks for your comment!

Here's a couple more from the last couple days...






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12-23-2008, 11:59 PM   #13
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So, Vagrant...All this snow is your fault!

I am glad that you were able to get some photo ops out of it. Up here in the "'Couv", the snow did not bring much in terms of winter beauty. Not enough light!

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(Vancouver USA, my home, is just across the Columbia River from Vagrant's location in Portland...)
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So, Vagrant...All this snow is your fault!

I am glad that you were able to get some photo ops out of it. Up here in the "'Couv", the snow did not bring much in terms of winter beauty. Not enough light!

Steve

(Vancouver USA, my home, is just across the Columbia River from Vagrant's location in Portland...)
Ha! Ok, I'll take the credit...er, blame! Yeah, this has been quite the experience. I wish I could safely drive to more places... there's lot's of new perspectives with all this snow that I'd love to capture. But my car won't accept chains and I'm basically on top of a hill, so I can't go far.

Well good luck to ya and hope you stay safe. Happy holidays too!
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Great series. I really like #3 & #4 in the first batch. cheesy or not you did a great job.
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