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A windy Dream Lake sunrise

 
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Mar 04, 2013 16:40 |  #1

Old Man Winter and Mother Nature conspired against me to kick the winds up, as I was trekking towards my intended destination (Lake Haiyaha). So, in the interest of safety I chose cancel the shoot at Lake Haiayaha and catch some shots at Dream Lake (from twilight to sunrise):

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Mar 04, 2013 18:24 |  #2

Very nice, Pete.

Sorry the elements were against you, but the results sure look worth it from here.


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Mar 04, 2013 18:43 |  #3

Great shot. I bet it was freezing up there.


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Mar 04, 2013 20:03 |  #4

Unbalanced wrote in post #15676923 (external link)
Very nice, Pete.

Sorry the elements were against you, but the results sure look worth it from here.

It's Colorado and as a native, I'm used to changing conditions! All one can do is go, giving it your best and if the conditions don't merit going for the original goal, give other options a chance.

The image 'is' a little fuzzy on the pines & spruces, just due to wind but not a bad effort overall.

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Mar 04, 2013 20:07 |  #5

El Duderino wrote in post #15676998 (external link)
Great shot. I bet it was freezing up there.

The wind was definitely blowing (15-20 mph), but as a human polar bear, I was wearing only my North Face snowboarding pants w/long-john underwear [TMI, I know. :D], a Columbia titanium l/s shirt, my Solistice gore-tex shell, Black Diamond mittens and my Mountain Hardware cap for warmth. During the time I was shooting, I was bare-handed for most of the time, then wore my REI windproof gloves.

Overall, not a bad outing given some other trek's I've been on...but then, I am a sick pup (lmao).

Hope you're enjoying Colorado! Spring is a couple months away and then it's game-on time for hiking all over this amazing state!


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Mar 04, 2013 20:08 |  #6

Unbalanced wrote in post #15676923 (external link)
Very nice, Pete.

Sorry the elements were against you, but the results sure look worth it from here.

Thanks! Any day outdoors is a good day when you really think about things!


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Mar 05, 2013 07:39 |  #7

How is the trail - snowshoes required? I've been wanting to go check Haiyaha for ice.




  
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Mar 05, 2013 07:49 |  #8

CoPhotoGuy wrote in post #15678747 (external link)
How is the trail - snowshoes required? I've been wanting to go check Haiyaha for ice.

LOL...that was exactly what I was going for and sadly the wind was blowing way too much causing swirling snow / snow drifts once you get beyond Dream Lake / Lake Haiyaha split. I trekked another 1/4 mile before I felt that the effort + wind was not worth it that day.

I'm planning to try again on either 16 or 17 Mar...

As for snowshoes, you won't need them til you get to Dream. PM me if you are interested in doing a joint trek!


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Mar 05, 2013 07:53 |  #9

Thanks for the info. I need to get some snowshoes. No place is open to rent that early.




  
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Mar 06, 2013 09:09 |  #10

Nice shot. I like your composition, good use of the snow, etc in the foreground. I like the muted winter colors too.


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Mar 06, 2013 09:16 |  #11

Great shot, really nice composition but I don't like blue snow in the foreground.
In my opinion it would look better if this was taken back to the white that it should be.




  
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Mar 06, 2013 09:26 |  #12

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Nice shot. I like your composition, good use of the snow, etc in the foreground. I like the muted winter colors too.

Thanks Shaun. :D


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Mar 06, 2013 09:28 |  #13

Ramon-uk wrote in post #15683123 (external link)
Great shot, really nice composition but I don't like blue snow in the foreground.
In my opinion it would look better if this was taken back to the white that it should be.

I didn't actually change the colors of the snow in the foreground. This was shot rather at sunrise. I can try to adjust the temp / colors to bring the 'blue snow' more to white...but that is how it actually looks.

Thanks for the feedback (only way to continue improving is with feedback)!


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Mar 07, 2013 00:06 |  #14

Very interesting shot...


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Mar 07, 2013 08:29 |  #15

Very scenic Pete!


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