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A Dream Fulfilled - Fresh Snowfall at Zion

  
 
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Congratulations to Ross Martin for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 19 votes - View Previous Winners


Hey y’all! I'm really excited to share something with FM that just happened a few days ago.

From my first visit to Zion National Park two decades ago I immediately fell in love with this special place, and after multiple trips in autumn and spring I began dreaming of a day I could catch fresh snow on these spectacular canyons. I was here last winter but the weather did not cooperate.

This year I was photographing in Arizona when I got word of the big winter storm forecast, so I jammed up to Zion’s Watchman campground the day before the storm and anxiously waited it out, hoping for the best. Over a period of about 48 hours it began to snow, at times a near-blizzard as you can see in some of the photos, and the final day was mostly a glorious blue sky and sun lighting up the fresh winter wonderland which provided a different set of imaging opportunities compared to the overcast snowy day (I loved both!).

This is the fulfillment of a dream of mine! But now I want more :-) Perhaps next winter. I hope you enjoy these images that come from my heart of passion for Zion.

All the best,
Ross




Late morning light splashes across Towers of the Virgin






B&W accents a backlit snowy tree






Blizzard at Temple of Sinawava






Cottonwoods with snow against glorious blue sky






Snow highlights cliff patterns






Plastered cottonwoods take on an ethereal look






A natural fortress glows in sunset spotlight






Ending the day with dusk over the incredible Kolob Canyons



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Feb 28, 2022 at 03:18 PM
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Ross, not only did you fulfilled your dream but you hit it out of the ball park! Just outstanding work as usual. Thanks for sharing a wintery set of Zion.


Feb 28, 2022 at 03:41 PM
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keepclicking wrote:
Ross, not only did you fulfilled your dream but you hit it out of the ball park! Just outstanding work as usual. Thanks for sharing a wintery set of Zion.


I really appreciate your encouraging words as always, @keepclicking! It was a ridiculous joy to be here for the snow event, and an additional joy to share the inspiration with like-minded photographers who also love beauty

Cheers,
Ross



Feb 28, 2022 at 04:26 PM
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Thanks to sharing for these lovely images - well done beautifully


Feb 28, 2022 at 05:58 PM
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Fabulous, every one of them. (In fact, I wish you hadn't posted all in one go.) The fresh snow makes all the difference.



Feb 28, 2022 at 06:08 PM
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Fantastic set. The snow adds an interesting element for sure.


Feb 28, 2022 at 06:25 PM
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Rajan Parrikar wrote:
Fabulous, every one of them. (In fact, I wish you hadn't posted all in one go.) The fresh snow makes all the difference.


Thanks so much Rajan! I agree with you and have heeded your advice, I cut the post down to 8 images, and have more to add to those other 3 so I can do a part II. Thanks again for expressing that.

Best,
Ross



Feb 28, 2022 at 06:27 PM
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Very nice set of images. You are obviously very fulfilled.


Feb 28, 2022 at 06:37 PM
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Beautiful, all of them. Blizzard at Temple of Sinawava is really special though - the wind driven snow gives it an impressionistic feel.


Feb 28, 2022 at 07:32 PM
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Gorgeous! love Zion


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Great set of images Ross. You did an incredible job with the opportunity presented by the snow storm.

I had similar luck last year so know exactly how you feel about Zion.

-Steve-



Feb 28, 2022 at 08:25 PM
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Beautiful. I don't have that kind of photo skills but was in a similar situation with the Grand Canyon. I've wanted to see it in winter snow conditions. So I have been checking the forecasts, etc., and took the opportunity to get to the South Rim, getting to Williams Monday, then a couple of days at the South Rim. The storm came in, lots of changing conditions, and a fair amount of snow. So I had a good time and got some tourist quality pictures I like but these really are tremendous.


Feb 28, 2022 at 08:51 PM
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Stunning - not certain it can be done better. Thanks for posting these terrific photographs. I especially love the cottonwood shot with the blue sky. Just wow!!

Bill



Feb 28, 2022 at 10:26 PM
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Good job! Very nice set.
Mr.G



Feb 28, 2022 at 10:50 PM
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Awesome shots.


Feb 28, 2022 at 11:25 PM
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Cracking shots Ross. Must have been a wonderful experience and I'm glad you shared it with. Your enthusiasm is awesome!


Mar 01, 2022 at 02:40 AM
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Beautiful shots! Never been to Zion but on the list. My son in law and I drove past the entrance but we had a list of other things to see and go to. And we were under orders from my better half not to go without her!


Mar 01, 2022 at 07:33 AM
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I love your excitement and enthusiasm, Ross! And I love all of your images, too! I agree with you that Zion is a special place. My favorite is Temple of Sinawava, but all are exceptional images! Congratulations!!!

Best regards, David



Mar 01, 2022 at 10:44 AM
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junglialoh wrote:
Thanks to sharing for these lovely images - well done beautifully


Thanks, Jung!



Mar 01, 2022 at 12:11 PM
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Love these. I love it when the shooting experience is memorable, and not just the photos themselves. Thanks for posting.


Mar 01, 2022 at 12:32 PM
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