Photography by J.D. Magers

Rocky Mountain Arsenal Snow

Added on by J.D. Magers.

As was mentioned previously, last Saturday I was invited to go shoot at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge with the Front Range Wildlife Photographer's group.  Well, Mother Nature herself decided that she wanted to partake as well, and decided to drop in with some good old fashion Arctic weather.  To say it was cold would be a mild understatement.  It was cold!  I did make it though, as did 10-12 others.  Mostly we huddled together up by the visitor center and introduced ourselves.  We took a group photo to prove we were stupid enough to be out in that weather, then everyone retreated to their cars and drove around by themselves.  I didn't see a single bird or animal, but I did try to shoot some cattails with the intent to turn the photo into a black and white.  I was kind of disappointed though when I got them home and realized I forgot rule number one of landscape photography:  gotta have a foreground element.  Guess I was more interested in staying warm in the jeep.  Chalk this one up to a lesson learned.  More later...