I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot, and so I have heaps of photos from many part so the world. But I struggle with the word “foreign”. I’m acutely aware that what seems foreign to me is totally everyday and banal to someone else. So who am I to decide that something is foreign?
But of course there is lots in the world that is weird and wonderful to me. As an Australian, snow is a particularly foreign substance. I’ve lived in the UK and I’ve travelled to snowy places, but even now the sight of a fresh blanket of snow in the early morning light is enough to turn me into a giggling 5 year old. SNOW!!! It doesn’t get much better. I’ve posted a few snowy images for other challenges before, so I’m hopefully not repeating myself too much, but here’s some of my favourite snowy shots.
Lac du Montriond in March 2011, slowly melting in the warm spring sunshine.
Clear blue sky to the right, snow churning up into cloud on the right. I really wish I’d thought to take a proper panoramic shot of this, it was really striking.
I was on a road trip from Denver to Las Vegas about this time last year, and we saw this view from the road and absolutely had to stop to soak it in.
Snow is no foreign concept to Icelanders, but I just can’t get over its beauty and the simplicity it brings to a scene.