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Sometimes you wake up and things just arenít the way you thought they would be!
This was one of those days, it had snowed on one of the largest mountains in the area and I wanted to photograph the first snow of the season.
You know the drill, you picture this moment in your mind, you plan for it, you wait for it, you can even taste it!
This was that moment, I got up early put on all of my snow gear, yes it was cold but who cares this was that moment.
I started up the Polaris ranger, wiped the frost from the inside, and the outside of the windshield, made sure I had water, and a snack, no time for breakfast because this was THAT moment!
As I drove down the road from my home it was just light enough to tell that there were no clouds in the sky, not one, this was not how I pictured it.
I had planned on there being clouds because it had rained in the valley for the last three days, and snowed in the mountains, but mother nature can be fickle!!
The location I was going to was 14 miles away, up a dirt road, and over the mountain. I decided to go because you never know until you go what it is really going to be like.
When I got there still no clouds, and most of the aspens had green leaves, and the red leaves of the maples had began to fade so not a lot of fall color, but there had been a few things I wanted to experiment with so I set up the camera and waited for the sunrise.
As I stood there in the chill of the fall morning and watch the light on the sky in the west, I noticed the beautiful predawn colors.
I hurried and took a few shots to make sure I had what I thought should be the correct exposure settings and started taking photos.
I continued to photograph the mountain as the sun crept up in the sky, but that predawn photo was the keeper for the day.
So when things just might not seam to be what you thought they should be, it just might not hurt to go anyway, because: You never know until you go!