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Blowing Snow in the Swiss Alps

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Thomas Leth-Olsen

Jagged peaks and blowing snow; what could be more cold and desolate looking than this scene? Yet, as cold and desolate as it is, it’s also rich in beauty. Photographed somewhere high in the Swiss Alps, the photographer has captured the very essence of the word cold in this beautiful picture. The depth of the blue sky is abruptly broken by the blowing snow backlit by the sun creating a sudden dramatic contrast in the scene. The intensity of the blue sky can even be seen in the shadows on the snow below as it imparts a blue tinge. For those of you in the northern hemisphere where it is fully winter, this picture is certainly not going to help you warm-up, but spring is coming so stay tuned!

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