Almost every kid today grows up believing in the jolly old man known as Santa Claus. He magically delivers presents to everyone across the globe, causing late nights of watching the chimney and a sense of mystery and awe on Christmas Eve. Versions of him even show up at the mall and in Thanksgiving Day parades, greeting all his adoring fans in person. Santa doesn’t exist as a person, yet once the Christmas season starts, he’s everywhere. But why? There are many explanations, but Santa being a positive sign of magic and wonder is the most accurate.
Mother Nature has been cooking up a storm for the Northeast over the past month, and now has chosen to include the entire East. Over the past week three storms have hit the South canceling over 7000 flights. Across Alabama record snowfalls continue to be set with some northern parts getting over a foot of snow and Little Rock broke a record with more snow in the past five years than in the past twenty combined. The North continues to get ravaged with Boston having three times the normal snowfall and only 5.7 inches from breaking the all-time record.
In these tribute photos to Richard Misarch, I chose a photo that depicts a desolate area and a tree. My photo was taken in Sugar House and it has more trees, and snow. In Richard Misarch's photo the trees looked lonely and naked, I observed that and tried to implant that in my tribute photo. I first looked around to see where the best tree would be to imitate this photo. I saw this cluster of trees and thought that this was the best place. My goal was to get the least amount of building in the photo as possible, because Richard Misarch's photo's are very desolate.
Here are a few tips if you're taking photographs in winter.
Niko: My photo is titled Colorful Winter. I tried to use a tip I learned from an article that said to use some color at sunrise to balance out the "whiteness" of the snow. For this shot I used the flash of red from the shrubbery and the blue of the sky to add depth to the snow. I used an ISO of 1600 to achieve this shot. I do believe that adding color to a white scene adds to the uniqueness of the photo.
For the seasonal project, I chose to do my backyard with my trampoline. In this photo, it is snowing pretty hard and the tramp is covered in about a foot of snow. This is my favorite place to be during the summer and it's the coolest part of my yard in the winter.
I decided to take a picture of a park that is close to my house. I wanted to take a picture of this park because it clearly shows wintertime. It has some snow and it also has many dead plants which describe winter very well. I like this park because I love to go there and walk around with my dog during the summertime. This park is really pretty during all seasons. During the winter I like to go there because it is beautiful when everything is covered in white. During the spring it is also really pretty with the flowers and many other plants blooming.
My seasons photo is from my backyard. From the front of my house you can see the valley and the Salt Lake and everything down below, and in my backyard you can see the mountains and Mueller Park Canyon. I guess I could say this place is special to me because I see it everyday. In the winter the mountains are covered in snow, in the spring everything is green, and late in the summer and in the fall the leaves are all orange, yellow and red. I thought this would be a great choice for my seasons photos because you can see the change in seasons.
For the season project I took a photograph a picture of a park that is really close to my house. I have lived by this park my entire life and I go there a lot. During the summer my family and I go and play baseball. I also take my nephew to this park and play on the playground with him. And occasionally my siblings and I attempt to play tennis at the tennis court. It’s always a good time because none of us are very good but we get some good laughs out of it.
In these photos, I wanted to focus on both the icicles and the pine tree, and show the two points of view. There are many pretty things to take pictures of during the Winter, and I felt that these pictures of a pine tree and icicles illustrated this very well.
This is a photo of Mt. Olympus after the first snow of 2012. I was attempting to capture the shadow cast by the cloud as well as the mountain ridge. I like the way the sun hits the lower mountain side, but only in one place.
Over my winter break, I took a few photos. My brother had gotten me a Macro lens for christmas. This was the gift that i used to get the two photos of my dog. I also took photos of me and one of my friends in the snow. It was a lot of fun taking these photos because we were just messing around, but we ended up loving all of them. We couldn't feel our hands or feet afterward, but it was worth it!
In my opinion this is the top photo of 2012 for many reasons. For one, the lighting in this photo is great, it is just the right amount to illuminate the photo, but not so much that it overpowers the setting and time of day. The best part about the lighting here is how it reflects off the snow and creates a glow. The backdrop of the sky and the stars does even more for the lighting, it is soft and not too distracting. The wisp of snow coming off the top of the mountain also draws the viewer's eyes and creates an interesting dynamic. I also like the contrast a lot in this photo.
Why does it snow more in the mountains?-
I am interested in this question because I live in Utah and it is basically surrounded by mountains. I also like to snowboard so I go up to Brighton Resort a lot when there is snow.
The reason it snows more in the mountains is mostly elevation. The temperature decreases the higher up you go, which causes the snow to stay nice and cool on the top of the mountains. Down in the valley there is more radiation and heat from people, cars, homes, and buildings, which cause the snow to melt faster.
In Texas we really never see "white ice" I've noticed. It's not like we see big mountains with ice bergs and all that good stuff. You could say we don't get out often. So thequestion hit me, why is snow white? All I ever see is clear ice that comes from my fridge. And isn't water clear? So wouldn't that make snow clear? I don't understand how snow gotto be white and how ice can be "white" with frost and such. Where does frost come from. I guess people who live in Colorado would probably know this. But it really sparks myimagination. Snow is like powdered sugar.
1. Where will I be in 20 years? ( Aaron, Awesomeness, Greatness, billionaire, owner)
2. How long will I live for?(Life, death, future, destination,)
3. Will I be rich when I finish college?(most wealthy, superstar, brown, rich, smart,)
4. Will I go a pro snowboarder?(ESPN, Pros, top snowboarder, Snow, superhot,)
5. How will I die?( death, destination, future, life, news,)
1. When will the world end?(geology, science, explosion, 2012,)
2. When will it snow again?(weather, news, storms, temperature, snow,)
3. How will the world end?(myans, disaster, time, fall, unite,)
Thanks to our school's fabulous parking situations, I have the great pleasure of walking up a good sized hill every morning. Now living in salt lake we get a decent amount of snow so you might say, "Isn't that horrible having to walk up that hill after it snows?" My answer would be "yes, but it's even worse a few days after the snow fall." The reason it is worse a few days after the snow fall is because after we all walk on that snow and pack it down it becomes very slippery and at this point even ice takes form.
I have just finished reading the novel Oblivion Road by Alex McAuley.
It was about a group of kids that went to Vermont for a ski trip during winter vacation, and on their way back, crash their SUV in the middle of the woods off of a small road that they had gotten lost on. They are forced to live in the woods in the middle of the blizzard, all the while being stuck there with what they would later find out to be a prison van that also got stranded.
If you have ever been to Salt Lake City, Utah in the winter, you know to expect cold weather and snow, but poor air quality is also synonymous with a Salt Lake winter. As natives of Salt Lake know, we are stricken every year with a nasty inversion that traps all of the valley’s pollutants. In other words, all the fumes and gases from cars, factories, smoke stacks, etc. get trapped in the Salt Lake Valley, causing thick haze and dangerous air. When I say that the air is dangerous, I mean that it is so polluted that breathing it for a prolonged time is comparable to smoking cigarettes.
After half a year of waiting, ski season in Utah is finally here again. It has been a long wait since the end of the last ski season because of how great last season was. I personally had the most enjoyable ski season of my life last year because of the large amounts of good snow that was constantly falling at the ski resorts around the Salt Lake area. This long awaited ski season has high expectations in my mind and big shoes to fill if it is to come anywhere near the quality of last season.
The 2010-2011 ski season in Utah made for one of the best years in recent memory, as far as quantity and quality of snow. Alta Ski Resort registered its 3rd highest snow fall ever, with just over 723 inches of fresh snow. Personally, I can recall several days from this past ski season in which there was more then 3 feet of fresh powder. This shows how lucky and how spoiled skiers who live in Utah are. I recently talked to a friend who just moved to Salt Lake City from Maine, and he said that the most powder that he has ever skied was about six inches of fresh snow.