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This shot was taken on Highway 89 south of Prescott, Arizona late last Sunday afternoon.  Arizona was hit by a sizeable winter storm just before New Years Day, and there was still plenty of snow on the ground around Prescott, enough to entice us to drive up from Phoenix (about 90 miles away) for a quick photo shoot.

This is a HDR image from three bracketed photos.  I tweaked it quite a bit using Photomatix, Topaz Adjust/DeNoise, and Paintshop Photo Pro X3. I even added the sunburst since the day was actually quite overcast…it just seemed to need a little bit of light.  Click the photo to view large on black:

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Even though the sign says “No Entry”, it’s obvious from the tracks in the snow that the sign was being ignored. Here in Arizona, snow is a big event, and people of all ages get out to play in it at every opportunity, no matter what the sign says. I know I did!!

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