Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter in Pulpit Rock Park

As winter moves in, I still like to go for hikes, although closer to town rather than in the mountains since the lower elevation means higher temperatures and less snow. Here are some photos from a hike in Pulpit Rock Park last winter, a few miles north of downtown Colorado Springs.
As you can see water freezes in the winter. But we still get our common blue skies!
In the summer this would be a small stream.
It's not really as cold as it looks, it's usually well above freezing in the day, so I chose areas that don't get much sunlight for these photos. They're a frozen entry for the great Our World Tuesday meme, as well as having lots of shadows for Shadow Shot Sunday.

And since I won't likely be posting again for a couple of days, I want to wish all my readers a Happy New Year!

27 comments:

  1. I like your photos...each one a beauty with great textures.

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  2. lovely!!Fresh!!!!!Ilove to follow you and see it in spring!!wish you a happy happy 2013!!))

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  3. Love your captures for the day, Al! I do hope your holiday has gone well and that you, your family and Socks are doing well and that you have a wonderful and very Happy New Year!!

    Sylvia

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  4. I'm glad you weren't in places as cold as these photos make it look! Amazing to me that you can see all of that ice while out and about.

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  5. I love hiking or snow shoeing in the winter. I just joined SSS2 and can't wait to find some shadows out on my ventures. Wonderful captures!

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  6. Happy New Year to you and yours! The beautiful blue sky (winter and summer) really means Colorado to me.

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  7. What great textures, shadows and loveliness.

    Happy New Year!

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  8. wonderful picz you capture each details.

    Have a prosperous New Year!

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    Have a prosperous New Year!

    Mapeh Homepage
    pinkgpgreen

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  9. oh my gosh- it's as cold where you are as I am! Happy New Year and keep up the fine photography!

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  10. I wish you that the coming year will bring you peace, good health, good cheer and prosperity. Happy New Year! Valentina D.

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  11. Have close friends who moved to CO this year, so I get the details of snow, etc. Love the snow, but more as a vacation than daily life:)
    Wishing you a very happy New Year!

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  12. Wow ! Fantastic Shots ~ Happy New Year .

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

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  13. Wonderful shots through the winter.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  14. Such lovely winter shots!

    All our snow is melting and that makes me sad.

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  15. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  17. · Nice photos Al
    · Best wishes from Al to Al

    · hugs

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  18. Such gorgeous photo.Enjoy the snow ...Thanks for the visit!

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  19. what wonderful pictures... i'd love to see these in the springtime... looks like it's a very nice place to walk around and explore in... hope you & yours have a great new year... have a great night~

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  20. Hi Al, I love the look of those icy steps (I'm a closet step appreciator - my husband sighs whenever I have to stop and photograph steps). It's so cold here in Breck. We skied this AM, and our faces got frostbite. No crowds on the mt, though.

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  21. Very nice series!
    Seems cold but the sky is so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I wish you the most beautiful 2013!

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  22. I always love snow shots. We had a blue sky yesterday today it's cloud and drizzle.

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  23. Beautiful shots. Especially the first one.

    Happy 2013!

    Cheers,

    Dani:)

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  24. Love your photos, so beautiful as always, Al!
    As I live in a tropical country love so much seeing snow and winter pictures.

    Thanks for the greetings!
    Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year filled with much happiness, joy, good health and peace!

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