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Snow Plow at Work

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I took this telephoto shot way in the distance. Only when I downloaded it did I realize that there was a snow plow.

Nikon D700 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

sunstone_maria from California, United States

how beautiful!! wow ... somehow brings me back to the Christmas time!

7 Mar 2011 5:06am

Maria Draper from California, United States

this is lovely...

7 Mar 2011 5:32am

@Maria Draper: thank you. i have missed seeing your posts lately

Maria Draper from California, United States

this is lovely...

7 Mar 2011 5:33am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

This is so beautiful Jack! A great atmosphere, very romantic with all that snow and those colorful patches of yellow in the foreground and from the plows!

7 Mar 2011 6:32am

saverio from Italy

very nice shot

7 Mar 2011 6:33am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow I love the layers of trees into the distance laden with snow. Its a beautiful view.

7 Mar 2011 7:51am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I like the yellow touch of the machines in this beautiful snowy scene. Lovely.

7 Mar 2011 7:54am

marci from in, Morocco

beautiful - love the hints of color

7 Mar 2011 8:22am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Isn't it odd what you see when you "Get the shots back"(...a phrase that is a hangover from the days when you had to wait for the thud of 36 5*7 prints hitting your doormat) and see them on the screen. Sometimes there's stuff that you just didn't see, sometimes that "Great shot" is mediocre-definately a 2 stage process

7 Mar 2011 8:51am

guillaume from Paris, France

Magnific compo !!

7 Mar 2011 9:19am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful composition in this landscape ! I like very much the trees with snow !

7 Mar 2011 9:43am

PEGGY*aiMe*PHOTO from somewhere in, France

Superbes ces touches de couleurs... un peu de "chaleur" dans ce blanc hivernal ! Bises

7 Mar 2011 10:09am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Nice moody image! Great work!

7 Mar 2011 10:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Again, it is those touches of color that make this fascinating as an image.

7 Mar 2011 10:23am

missparis from PARIS, France

Très jolies ces teintes

7 Mar 2011 10:47am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely landscape

7 Mar 2011 10:56am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb winter landscape and scene ! I love the colors, like a christmas card !

7 Mar 2011 10:57am

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Very nice

7 Mar 2011 11:26am

Franz from Baden, Austria

how peaceful and tranquil the world looks when covered in snow! i like the soft tonality here!

7 Mar 2011 12:29pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful, so lovely and peaceful winter scenery !

7 Mar 2011 12:37pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 Mar 2011 12:47pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic long view. The snow dusted conifers look magnificent - with the houses and plows it all looks like a world of miniatures!

7 Mar 2011 12:57pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique paysage.))

7 Mar 2011 1:38pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A great painting !

7 Mar 2011 2:25pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely snowy landscape!

7 Mar 2011 2:29pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Fantastic view with great tones!

7 Mar 2011 2:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful image ... something akin to the landscapes of stories. One expects to see in it the gnomes, fairies ... fantasy! Perfect editing as always! Best regards, y muchos besos, Adela

7 Mar 2011 2:47pm

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Gorgeous winter scene.

7 Mar 2011 2:59pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

the landscape is so in harmony, it´s a special mood when theres freshly fallen snow!

7 Mar 2011 3:49pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the smooth values in this interesting landscape. Excellent detail too. Very nice image.

7 Mar 2011 3:57pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very nice winter landscape, really superb image. Good day.

7 Mar 2011 4:10pm

Nicou from Switzerland


fantastique décor hivernal avec de touche de couleur dans la végétation, quelle compo superbe.

Bravo et amitié


7 Mar 2011 4:40pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

just like a postcard

7 Mar 2011 4:42pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I so like it when the camera reveals what we didn't see and "makes" the photograph!

7 Mar 2011 4:43pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful Jack...I have done that...some things you don't even actually makes me feel good that this happened to you :-) Is this your 28-300MM? (or did you use your 70-300 off your D300S?) Pretty darn good clarity at 300MM...Barbara goes in for her surgery on Monday...our daughter Amy wil be down to help with the drops in the eyes, etc,,,I can't do that..Barbara would be yelling at me after the first attempt :-).

7 Mar 2011 6:12pm

@Denny Jump Photo: She will need someone to put in the drops the first few times. She is going to be amazed at her improved vision. Don't know whether I mentioned it or not but before cataract surgery, I was taking two different drops, one twice a day in each eye for glaucoma. The cataract surgery so reduced the pressure in both eyes that I am now not taking any drops.
Yes, on the 28-300mm (a lens which never ceases to blow me away); read tomorrow's commentary.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Doesn't the yellow contrast so well with the white? Surprising!

7 Mar 2011 6:42pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding! The layers of trees in the background are magnificent. The brown brush adds nice color.
It is definitely a Greeting Card.
I love the scene so much the equipment doesn't distract. But could be cloned out if made into a print or card.
Friends of mine who were in Florida returned home, just north of you. They weren't able to make that last 12 miles to their door because of weather. This must be the same weather they spoke about.

7 Mar 2011 8:36pm

@Barbara: It didn't last long.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Thanks Jack for both -I'll pass the info on to daughter Amy and wife Barbara...and I will certainly watch your blog tomorrow ;-)

7 Mar 2011 9:53pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful, Jack. I love the greyish tones and how the yellow stands out

7 Mar 2011 11:12pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

such a great splash of color with the plows and the grasses. this has a beautiful romantic feel

7 Mar 2011 11:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This a very beautiful winter scene. That yellow equipment seems to blend in a bit with the dried grasses.

7 Mar 2011 11:43pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Your snow pictures are really beautiful!

8 Mar 2011 1:32am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

a wonderful Winter landscape! love the detail and textures and the bits of beige and yellowish tones break up the snow very nicely!

8 Mar 2011 2:52am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Such a beautiful scene and the equipment look like little toys out in the field.

8 Mar 2011 3:10am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is just picture perfect, snow plows and all! I love winter scenes. This is so gorgeous.

8 Mar 2011 3:40am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Snow-covered evergreens are always my favorite winterscape. Beautiful capture! I love the "punch" of color the yellow plows provide.

8 Mar 2011 3:50am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I bet that was a surprise to see. A lovely but cold ( Brrr) Winter shot.

8 Mar 2011 4:38am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada


8 Mar 2011 5:11am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States


8 Mar 2011 5:21am

Becky from los angeles, United States

I love this too. : ) ! They are both superb. The little plows - the big world. - excellent.

9 Mar 2011 2:19am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

That is still a pretty good snow fall...lovely capture...beautiful tones...

11 Mar 2011 2:05pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

13 Mar 2011 4:53pm