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A week after the Blizzard of 2013 dumped 2 feet of snow on New England, 5 more inches fell on Boston. Though much kinder than the blizzard, gusty winds and thick clouds lingered longer making an afternoon walk along the river a lonely adventure into blowing snow. I reached the Hatch Shell along The Esplanade as the sun was setting and the heavy ceiling of clouds was lifting ever so slightly. To my astonishment, that narrow corridor of sky quickly filled with light so hot and bright the horizon was set ablaze, radiating warmth onto the icy cold surface of the Charles River.

Silhouettes of Kenmore Square and Boston University on the south (left) bank and MIT on the north (right) appear to merge as you look straight down the Charles River. Below the glow of the setting sun, what looks like mist is actually snow caught by strong winds, whipping across the surface of the river
February 17 2013, along The Esplanade, Boston, Massachusetts USA
Shot using Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 35mm, Exposure 1/60 sec at f/7.1, ISO 400

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 1 year ago

    Description  by Owed to Nature

    A week after the Blizzard of 2013 dumped 2 feet of snow on New England, 5 more inches fell on Boston. Though much kinder than the blizzard, gusty winds and thick clouds lingered longer making an afternoon walk along the river a lonely adventure into blowing snow. I reached the Hatch Shell along The Esplanade as the sun was setting and the heavy ceiling of clouds was lifting ever so slightly. To my astonishment, that narrow corridor of sky quickly filled with light so hot and bright the horizon was set ablaze, radiating warmth onto the icy cold surface of the Charles River.
    February 17 2013, along The Esplanade, Boston, Massachusetts USA

  • A moment of stillness, between gusts of wind…

    Silhouettes of Kenmore Square and Boston University on the south (left) bank and MIT on the north (right) appear to merge as you look straight down the Charles River. Below the glow of the setting sun, what looks like mist is actually snow caught by strong winds, whipping across the surface of the river.
     
    A few moments later, in a strong gust of wind-whipped snow…

    – Owed to Nature

  • Also available on iCases… 
     
     

    – Owed to Nature

  • Emma Gorman
    Emma Gormanover 1 year ago

    What beautiful colours :)

  • Thank you Emma! After the dreary snowy day we had, this sunset amazed me… Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    wow! you built a fantastic serie with that blizzard. for sure it was a great thing for you.
    this picture breaks the photography rules and it’s so a good thing! colors are stunning. compositions is perfect. you can be proud of this one too :)

  • Thank You Manon, you overwhelm me with such generosity and special comments!!! I am doing my best to capture the spirit of winter with our blizzard and snowfall. Being “a city girl” I don’t get to adventure in the wilderness as much as I’d like, so the undeniable spirit and power Nature displays with each rise and fall of the sun and her whims of weather capture my imagination and attention. So thrilled to hear you enjoy my latest adventures and images!!!

    – Owed to Nature

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    What can I say about winter weather? Well, I’m nearly speechless over this beauty.

  • Many Thanks Shelia! This sunset took me totally by surprise. The day was so stormy, overcast and windy. Even as the clouds first lifted, the horizon was just a pale shade of peach between gray clouds and blowing snow. But then, minutes before and after sunset, that ribbon of pastel exploded into full color that left me breathless. So glad I was there and can share the moments now. I have other images, closer shots of the brilliant sunset, that I’ll share soon. I can’t help it, the combination of snow and winter skies lately has overwhelmed me (and my memory cards… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerover 1 year ago

    Another stunning capture Sylvia!!!

  • Many Thanks Kent! This sunset took us totally by surprise. Really dreary day but we stayed out because we were having fun walking and playing in the snow and wind. Glad we did as that horizon just all of a sudden exploded with color. Ain’t Nature grand… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • CanyonWind
  • THANK YOU so very much POP’s! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 1 year ago

    A beautiful shot Sylvia.

  • Thank you so much Al!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    February 28,2013

  • MANY Thanks Ann for your generosity and Feature! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 1 year ago

    What a sight to behold! Amazing colours, Sylvia!

  • Thank you Mieke! Truly was a sight to behold. Was such a cold, stormy day I held little hope for an interesting sunset. Oh but the sun had the last word… whenever it burst through the horizon in such grand style… I almost forgot how cold it was… ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 1 year ago

    Great Job!

    You can find your featured image on our Homepage and in our Permanent Features Gallery.

    ENTRIES OR VOTES NEEDED – click HERE.

    your host,
    April

  • Many Thanks for this lovely Feature and your generosity April! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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