Wintry weather in Southern California

A cold storm blew through last weekend and some mysterious white stuff  graced the Santa Barbara mountains.  Unfortunately the clouds didn’t clear until the snow completely melted from the front range.  However, from the ridge-top there was plenty of snow to be seen on the distant mountain peaks.  Sunset would have been a better time to photograph them, but it is always hard to know how long the clouds will last, so waiting is always a gamble.  As it was, there were clouds forming literally in front of me as I perched atop the ridge.  The constantly moving clouds created some amazing light, with foreground vegetation illuminated against dark skies.  These conditions changed from minute to minute and I could have spent all day photographing along the mountain top.  Unfortunately I had to hit the road, but I’m really glad I made the trip.

“Backcountry Snow”  –  Santa Ynez Range, Los Padres National Forest

“Landscape Revealed”

“Among the Clouds”

“Toyon’s Peak”

“Brooding Skies”

“Sandstone Incubator”

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2 Responses to Wintry weather in Southern California

  1. Slamdunk says:

    Great shots–that must be something to see in-person.

  2. Great shots! Love the snow here in SoCal!!

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