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Old Dec 20, 2009, 3:52 PM   #1
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Snow more than an inch or two is not a common sight here in East Tennessee. But this weekend we get over 5 inches of heavy wet snow in the lower elevations, and more than a foot in the high country. I haven't had a lot of time for photography, busy with clean up and repair...
But here are a few snowy scenes.

First two views of the road near home, early Saturday morning (We Tennesseeans are not used to driving in the snow - can you tell?)
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This heavy wet snow really clung to the tree branches. It looks lovely, but is causing lots of broken trees. These will eventually be fine brush piles for wildlife, but now causing plenty of work for us humans!
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There are lots of signs in the snow! Here are some Fox tracks (checking out a nearby den), and several human signs as well...
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This snowy weekend is also full of some lovely details, like these Tulip Poplar cones that have become "snow cones!"
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Birds were very active at the feeders, and I got plenty of photos. Here's just one - I think I'll post the rest over at the wildlife section of the forum, just for variety.
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If the snow lasts, I hope to have more time to check out the deeper snows in the high country later this week.

Hope you enjoyed this wintry stroll. Thanks in advance for any suggestions for improvement!
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Nice pix...I love snow as long as the temp range is from about -10 F to about 30 F, love the snow scene...love the fact that with snow there are no mosquitoes.

I can see that you have wet snow on the roads...hope it doesn't freeze into solid ice on the roads.

Great pix of Cardinal. We only get the very rare Cardinal up here...in fact I've never seen one...what a beautiful bird.
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Wonderful snow pictures - that heavy wet snow is so pretty to look at. That's about all we get. It does look like everyone is being sensible and staying home - that first one sure has a lot of feeling to it.

Hope you stay safe and warm. Be careful out there.
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Good compositions as usual Mole!

I might suggest using an exposure composition adjustment of about +1 in your camera to brighten up the images. Snow scenes typically fool the light meter into under exposing due to the amount of "white" in the scene (same with scenes at the beach).

We got about 2 inches in N. KY...nice wet kind similar to what you had in TN. Did not do any photography though
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Some very nice shots, mole. I particularly like the Tulip Poplar "snow cones." My son and his girlfriend got caught in the periphery of the storm, spending the weekend in Pigeon Forge--quite a change from his normal scenery since he works in the desert in Qatar. He took my K20 with him, so I'm going to be curious to see what he comes back with.

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