February 21, 2011

snow on Mt. Tamalpais

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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh yeah, I know what you're thinking -- "big deal, a dusting of snow" -- but let me tell you that when this phenomenon occurs it really IS a BIG DEAL around these parts.

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photo by Donald Kinney

I shot these early Saturday morning when everyone was waking up and realizing that our beloved Mount Tam had snow on it.   Of course, the roads up there are closed when this happens, but that doesn't stop hundreds of locals from walking up the road, with snowboard or sled in tow.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And for these shots I got to use my new third-generation Canon 2x tele-extender, which turns my 70-200 zoom into a 140-400 zoom.   This new tele-extender has been getting good reviews -- only problem is that I need to be especially careful to brace the camera solidly.   I reluctantly used my tripod.

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Sy said...

stunning photos

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

I just happened to have done a snow post today also. People back east will think us California boys are silly making a big to-do about a little sprinkling of white.

Tomate Farcie said...

No way, seriously?!!!

I'm not entirely surprised, though. Even here in SF it is *freezing* at night, and I mean it literally. I sure feel bad for the homeless on nights like these.

photowannabe said...

Stunning photos and crazy weather. There was snow down to the 1000 ft. leavel here. Right now its 33 degrees. Hope my Almond blossoms stay.

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