Winter Moments in Southern California

Trees and pasture in fog and snow at Cañada Buena Vista near Warner Springs, California.

I distinctly remember December 31st, 2014: snow fell all the way down to Temecula – a town that lies about 45 minutes north from here, and at an elevation of only about 1000 feet / 300 meters! This meant that “my tree” (the solitary Cottonwood at Lake Henshaw) would be in snow of course (it’s at an elevation of about 2800 feet / 850 meters) but back then, I missed the opportunity to photograph it because of a more important commitment. The thought of having a photo of the tree with snow though has haunted me every winter since…

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Cottonwood Variations in Infrared (3×3 photos)

Solitary Cottonwood tree at Lake Henshaw in infrared, near Warner Springs, California. May 2016.

En route to a hike in the Warner Springs area, I of course had to stop at “my tree” to photograph it with Shannon‘s infrared converted camera. By now, I’ve got long exposure blends, night photos, dawn photos, storm photos, fog photos, black & white photos, color photos of that tree – there’s really not much left to add. Except for infrared. :-)

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