As I snowshoed yesterday, the wind was up pretty high, but temps were not terrible. I knew after working my way through the woods, I'd end up out on an open windy field. I shot a few frames, but there wasn't a lot that caught my eye. Nearing sunset and cresting the top of a hill, the forms of the snow drifts started to interest me. We'd received some rain a week ago, which formed a crust, and more recently, powder snow on top. The strong winds during the past day or two really sculpted it and made (for me) some interesting forms. I also liked the warm colors of the late day sun reflecting off of it. I stopped at the highest point of my hike and wondered if those polar explorers appreciated the same beauty provided by the rawness of nature. Perhaps, or maybe it was just another hurdle in the way to achieve their goals.
|Sunset on Snow and Crust|