1/2/2011: Tracks in the drift

Happy first Sunday of 2011!

Some brave soul drove down this road at Laudholm farm after the December blizzard, which was nice for me, since I could not have made it out this far without snowshoes or skis through unbroken drifts. This is the road after the tracks stopped, and that snow is waste deep.

I love, again, what wind and light can do with snow.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent. Both f4 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 80 and Snow Mode.

Processed for intensity and clarity in Lightroom.

At it is true in spiritual terms too. You can get further out if you flow the tracks of same brave soul (especially one in a high powered, high clearance vehicle with 4 wheel drive!) but what makes it worth the effort at all is the unbroken snow (spiritual ground) at the end of the beaten track. You may only be able to stand and look, but what flows back to you from that place you can’t go is the stuff that fills your soul and sends you back home along the beaten track satisfied. Or so it did me.



4 Responses to “1/2/2011: Tracks in the drift”

  1. 01/02/2011 at 8:04 am

    As usual I am enthralled with your photos and your words. May many Blessings
    be bestowed upon you and your family.
    Gayle in Saginaw, MI

  2. 2 GS Kurniawan
    01/02/2011 at 8:37 am

    Hi Steve,

    I like how you take the photos,
    The situation looks so sirene,
    We have no such snow here 🙂

    -GS Kurniawan

  3. 3 Wendy Hollands
    01/02/2011 at 9:09 am

    very beautiful I love the patterns the wind has made…

  4. 01/02/2011 at 10:20 am

    This is beautiful – it does indeed speak to me!

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