Peak Winter Peaks

Our winter weather started in November and we still have a couple of months to go. And, according to the weather guy, March is usually our snowiest month. Here are some landscape images from the first half of winter that feature the beautiful snow covered peaks. It’s a continuous cycle. It snows, some of it melts, and then it snows again … all winter long. I think the mountains are most beautiful when they have a fresh coating of snow. And luckily the peaks will have snow on them until the end of spring. My camera and I appreciate the season’s gifts and like to capture the beauty while it lasts. I hope you enjoy these winter peaks … in the peak of our winter!

A peak with the name of S-9 of the Sneffels' range is featured in this winter image with an oak brush foreground.
‘Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain’ © Denise Bush
A modest mountain is covered in a white coat!
‘Mountain In A Winter Coat’ © Denise Bush
An old broken fence leads the way to some peaks, peeking above the snow-covered hill.
‘Broken & Buried’ © Denise Bush
A pristine winter, San Juan Mountains landscape makes a beautiful Colorado postcard.
‘Winter Postcard’ © Denise Bush
An old broken-down fence provides an interesting foreground in this winter mountain scene.
‘Snow, Fence & Mountain’ © Denise Bush
Snow-covered mountains stand out agains the stormy winter sky.
‘Winter Wilderness’ © Denise Bush
An old broken fence, buried under the snow acts as a frame for the mountain peaks beyond.
‘Framed’ © Denise Bush
Some gentle mountain tops create a pretty anchor for a beautiful winter sky at sunset.
‘Winter Mountain Tops’ © Denise Bush

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My passion for photography has rewarded me with the opportunity to examine the world carefully. My approach is intuitive and I choose to impose no constraints – leaving myself open only to possibilities. As a professional designer I am drawn to images that offer a strong composition, pattern and rhythm. Creating images with a unique perspective while sometimes pushing the limits of traditional composition 'rules' excites me. Landscapes, nature subjects and things from the past are common themes in my work.

48 thoughts on “Peak Winter Peaks”

      1. I live in the mountains of North Georgia 🥰 so I get the best of both worlds. Warmth, occasional snow, stunning green nature, and foggy mountain mornings. No complaints here! I’m exactly where I should be ☺️

    1. Thanks Eliza … glad you picked that one. That is a pretty peak that gets little attention. They didn’t even come up with a good name … S-9! One peak in this range has 3 names. ?

    1. I would say the temps could be anywhere between 12 and 34 degrees for the most part. As soon as the sun goes down it gets cold quick and I am often shivering. I have to take a glove off to work my camera settings and I can see how frostbite happens! It can get in the 40s in the day during the winter too.

  1. Two of my favorite things to photograph are subjects in fresh snow and sand dunes. I love that the simplicity of lines that often occur in both of these. I like the oaks in “‘Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain.” I like how the cloud mimics the shape of the mountains in ‘Mountain In A Winter Coat’.

      1. No choice but to reply in kind to your clever title. As they say: one good play on words deserves another. Wordplay aside, you’re fortunate to have such a photogenic subject for half the year.

    1. Hi Jane … thanks! The fences shown here are just broken down ranch fences once used to mark borders. I do see snow fences nearby these but they have vertical slats and are used to control wind & erosion.

  2. Those mountains look splendid with their winter finery, Denise. Oak Brush below Winter Mountain is very nice and the oaks look like an orchard. If Winter Postcard was to be a postcard it would be sold out in no time. Our mountains, for the most part, are covered in trees so have a very different appearance in winter. Thus they are more appealing in autumn but can be winter attractions as well.

  3. These are all winter post cards! Wonderful collection of your winter wonderland! My favorite is “Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain.” Love how you composed the different elements in that image.

  4. The Rockies do look glorious with snow cover. Let’s hope the snow cover last for awhile this year.

    My top three in no particular order are: “Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain”, “Winter Postcard”, and “Snow Fence & Mountain”.

  5. Some really awesome shots, Denise!!! Such breathtaking captures!! I love snow capped mountains and want to thank you for sharing these!! Nothing more beautiful than the Colorado Rockies!!

  6. Postcard perfect for sure! Clever name for the “Mountain in a Winter Coat”. The fence featured in several of the images is really interesting. Enjoying your snow photos. No snow in sight here. XOXO

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