Winterlight

Light breaks through the clouds of a winter storm and momentarily illuminates the landscape at the north-facing slopes of Palomar Mountain; seen from Highway 371 near Aguanga, California, January 2017.

Light breaks through the clouds of a winter storm and momentarily illuminates the landscape at the north-facing slopes of Palomar Mountain; seen from Highway 371 near Aguanga, California, January 2017.

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We had spent New Years Day driving to Idyllwild, hoping to see nice snow. While we did get to see snow the place became incredibly crowded soon so we had an early lunch and left. Highway 371 is a (relatively) short connector between Highway 79 near Aguanga and Highway 74 (the “Pines to Palms” highway, it connects the mountain town of Idyllwild with Palm Springs) and it’s one of my favorite drives. As we were driving down to Aguanga this scenery unfolded and we quickly had to find a spot with an unobstructed view to try and capture this fleeting moment.

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