May 14, 2010 – Snow Ghosts

Snow Ghosts, Whitefish Mountain Resort

Snow Ghosts, Whitefish Mountain Resort

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hey guys. Today’s post takes us back to Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly Big Mountain) which is just outside Whitefish, Montana. I realize I’ve posted a few pictures like this already, but I just can’t help it, those snow ghosts are just irresistibly photogenic. When you toss them in front of a blue sky, magic just sort of happens. They seem to be pretty common in the high country at most inland ski resorts in the northwestern US and western Canada. (I’ve seen them in Montana, Idaho and BC mostly, but I’ve hardly been everywhere, so what do I know.)

I realize that it’s basically summer now, so winter and snow is the LAST thing on most of your minds (do I have any southern hemisphere readers?? Anyone??), but I’m not quite ready to let go yet. In fact, my original plan was to head up to Whistler this weekend for one last gasp, get in just a few more turns before the long hot summer. But sadly it didn’t work out, so alas I’ll be hanging out in and around Seattle this weekend. Sigh, oh well. Hope it’s nice wherever you’re at!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/320s, f/10.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 47mm.

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  1. avatar
    Marie June 6, 2010

    nice title for this shot

  2. avatar
    Brett Thurston June 19, 2011

    >>do I have any southern hemisphere readers?? Anyone??

    You do now! I’ve been looking through your blog and love it. I was particularly impressed by the latest post (Diablo’s lake). We’ve got some volcanic lakes in New Zealand that look very similar in colour, but they must be higher in altitude because our lakes have no trees around them.

    Although in saying that the pic on this page shows that some trees can survive in pretty harsh conditions.

    Is there any way to register for updates on your blog? I could use RSS, but I’m a bit old fashioned and like the good ole email reminder. I can’t see a link to register anywhere.

    OOPS – disregard that – I see the link there now! Just above where I’m typing this. I’m blind! (It is small though!)

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