Blowing snow abstracts along the Continental Divide

Blowing snow off of Beatrice Peak - © Christopher Martin-3028
After hiking along the Boom Lake trail last weekend, I drove into the Kootenay National Park for a little ways.  I stopped when I noticed the snow blowing off of the peaks along the Ball Range that is a line of mountains along the Continental Divide.  Looking up from the British Columbia – Alberta border on Highway 93, the snow was backlit by the sun which had still not risen above the wall created by Storm Mountain, Beatrice Peak and Stanley Peak.

Blowing snow off of Beatrice Peak - © Christopher Martin-3022

Wind pushed veils of cloud up the valley obscuring the ridgeline for seconds or minutes.  When the view was clear, it presented a constantly changing scene as the snow lifted into the air.

Blowing snow off of Beatrice Peak - © Christopher Martin-2968

5 responses

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    November 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  2. Such atmosphere and fine design.

    November 13, 2015 at 7:58 pm

  3. Nice effects, especially the B/W.

    November 13, 2015 at 2:41 pm

  4. Fabulous!!!!

    November 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm

  5. Your capture and, in particular, the blowing snow create a great sense of drama that brings this rocky promontory alive. Very nice.

    November 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

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