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The Snowpack

The Snowpack
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-09 11:57
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The Snowpack in The Rocky Mountains

The days are getting longer and the sun higher in the sky, which makes spring run off is just around the corner. Already the frozen creeks and ponds are starting to thaw.

The snow that melt in the mountains will partially be used for irrigation down stream. The snowpack is better some years than other. This year there isn't much of a snowpack on the east facing slopes.

March is one of our snow months, we usually receive 24 cm of snow which can help increase spring run off. In 2005 there was a large amount of snow in the mountains that melted quickly from warm spring temperatures, this combined with three huge rain storms in June caused flooding in western canada including my community.

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Hello Janice,
What a beautiful image of the Rockies! It appears that Global Warming may be just that, and we may be in trouble with Mother Nature if we All do not change our ways.
You capture the subtle changes in light with perfection, and I love the spires as they rise up above the peak's form. This locale must be a beautiful location in the fall with the first snow laying across the rock ledges.
Excellent view into the Rocky Mountains...

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-09 12:54]

Hi Janice,
exceptional landscape
Wonderful colors and details.
Excellent POV.
Cordial greetings,

Hi MCF Janice,

Another great scene capture from the fossile reserve, Rocky Mountains taken from wonderful low vantage point.
I love the effect the light has here, such a warm and inviting shot. Looks like ice cream :) hehe..
TFS and have a nice night MF!


fantastic landscape shot with splendid colors of green coniferous forests, snowy rocky hills and spotless blue sky. great composition and POV. thanks for sharing, Janice.
best wishes

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-03-09 22:09]

Hi Janice,

Another very majestic view of the mountains at Kananaskis. Wonderfully done! Your photo could easily be on a Travel Alberta Web site! While I was aware of snow melting and coming down the mountains, I had not thought of snowpacks before. Let's hope that the snowpacks get better this year, but that they melt gradually. TFS.

See you,

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-03-09 22:09]

Hi Janice , a very nice view of the Rockies with good natural color and a long depth of field with lots of sharp detail.

it does look rather dry here.


really wonderful mountains
love this place!
great shot with so good light and sharpness



Namaste Janice,
nice capture of these snow covered peaks. Great to see the row of trees in foreground. Light is perfect. Superb contrast with the sky. Superb composition. Tfs.
Have a nice day.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-12 20:13]

Hello Janice,
What an awesome view you have posted for us today. You are very fortunate to have such majestic mountains and dense forested areas close to home. Love the composition and beautiful contrasting colors as well as the excellent exposure.
Those gorgeous blue skies is something that I rarely get to see in my part of Ohio. We seem to have cloudy skies alot, the result of living so close to the Great Lakes.

Hi Janice,
Absolutely beautiful landscape from the Rocky Mountains, simple yet breathtaking. The pines in the foreground makes fine contrast with the bald rocks in the background. Majestic photo. Bravo Madame.
Tfs, have a nice weekend, László

Hello Janice.
Wonderful landscape of the Rocky Mountains!
The beauty of the place was very well captured, especially the snow between the rocks!
Excellent depth of field and harmonious combination of elements.
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

Salut Janice
Superbe ce paysage avec ces belles montagnes. Bien vu et bien réalisé. Magnifique la ligne d'arbres du bas.
Bravo et au revoir...JP

Dear Janice!

I like this picture very much. It's pure nature, pure mountainscape (is this English?). That also means it's simple and the plain beauty is authentic. Your picture reflects the vernal atmosphere at best, even if you explain that you sometimes get a lot of snow in March. that also happens in my country... I made a ski hiking tour last Satruday and the powder snow was fabulous!

Kind regards


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-30 19:01]

Hello Janice,
such a lovely and peaceful view of the landscape. The rugged mountin is well seen in its rocky texture and the light makes it so lively. The blue sky is so pretty and dramatic.
Well presented landscape with beautiful tall trees.


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