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Manfred1220 on December 15, 2007

Richard, you have very beautiful winter photos! In the news we found out that in America in the last week great problems with the winter were. We must still wait for the snow, only in the mountains there is enough.

Greetings , Manfred

Richard Ryer on December 16, 2007

Greetings Manfred, Thank you for visiting Fremont Pass and your wonderful comments. It was a beautiful sunny day following the storm on Friday and the snow was perfect for photography. Fortunately for Colorado we had very little of the ice storm although it looks like we were on the starting edge of it. As it swept through the central and eastern US the ice built up on everything and brought down trees, power line and power poles. There are still hundreds of thousands of people without electricity and the temperature are still below freezing. Power personnel and special equipment is flooding into the affected areas, coming from across the US and Canada. If it had been a little colder the rain would have been snow and a much smaller problem. I hope you get snow in your area for Christmas. That would be a nice touch. Thanks again for visiting.

Cheers,

Rich

Lucrecia Díaz on December 16, 2007

Oh maybe the Belen Star?....very pretty!

Richard Ryer on December 16, 2007

Greetings Lucrecia, Thank you for visiting the Sun on Fremont Pass. Thanks for your comments. I liked the blue skies and brilliant sunshine on Saturday. I like the thought of the Belen Star. I was thinking of a tree to put this on, but the sun looked better by itself in the blue sky.

Cheers,

Rich

Moh. Helal on December 21, 2007

The sun and the fringes look so beautiful with the snow-covered mountains. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing, I could almost feel the snow. We didn't have much rains this season, it only rained two time from the begining of fall.

Richard Ryer on December 21, 2007

Greetings Mohammed, Thanks for visiting the top of Fremont Pass and your wonderful comments. Even with the snow and the wind the day was quite pleasant for being out in the open and taking pictures. The day following a snow storm can be so nice with all the fresh snow piled up everywhere. I'm glad you liked the picture. Sorry to hear you didn't have much rain. Do you typically have a "monsoon" season in the fall with rains? Will that affect the flow of the Nile? Thanks for posting new pictures. Very nice.

Cheers,

Rich

Moh. Helal on December 21, 2007

Greetngs Richard, Rains start usally at the north coast around 16 November. And when the wind is moving south the rain sometimes reaches Cairo. It doesn't affect the flow of the Nile at all. But after a long hot summer, I kind of miss the rain.

Richard Ryer on December 21, 2007

Greetings Mohammed, I know how you feel. It is the same way here with the snow. Spring is nice because the snow is melting and everything is green. But half way through the summer everything is drying out and turning brown. The snow promises a renewal in the spring and it makes the mountains so nice. It is nice to hike when it is clear and sunny, but it is also nice to get out when the snow is falling. When it is a heavy snowfall with no wind if you listen carefully you can actually hear a faint hiss made by the sound of thousands of snowflakes falling on the trees and ground. And the sound of the boots or snow shoes is very quiet and muffled as you move along. A nice change. I imagine the same is true when you have a warm rain, it is fun to get out and get wet. Everything is clean and smells so fresh. If it is not to late perhaps you may still get some rain.

Cheers,

Rich

Gabriele Parafioriti on January 4, 2008

wonderful landscape!

Richard Ryer on January 4, 2008

Greetings Gabri, Thanks for visiting the top of Fremont pass and your wonderful comment. Many of the mountain passes in Colorado offer beautiful mountain views from the top. It is always nicer when there is fresh snow covering the mountain sides. I am glad you like this shot.

Cheers,

Rich

Coal Miner's Boy on January 4, 2008

Nice shot Richard.

I took a photography class in Yosemite in summer 2006, and the instructor suggested being brave and shooting right at the sun. I need to post one or two of the shots I tried; see if the Panoramio community is receptive.

Paul

Richard Ryer on January 4, 2008

Greetings Paul, Thanks for visiting Fremont Pass. Wow, a class in Yosemite. That would be special. I don't shoot at the sun to much. It is hard to control the lens flare, but when you can it is a nice effect.

Cheers,

Rich

Coal Miner's Boy on January 5, 2008

What made the class more interesting was that the instructor is a fine art photographer, so we got a different perspective on the subject matter. Several of the students were professional or semi-pro, and there were a couple of absolute beginners too. A great mix!

Paul

Ioannis Pantazis on March 29, 2008

Christmas postcard ?!?

Richard Ryer on March 29, 2008

Greetings Ioannis, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I guess this could be a Christmas card. The mountains of Colorado are beautiful when they are covered with snow.

Cheers,

Rich

Rafał Klisowski on January 29, 2009

Thank you Richard for your visit! Your dreams could come true :) It's easy :)

Regards, Rafał

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