Well the storm finally went away, thank goodness. I was getting sick of digging out 2-3ft of snow from the BIF's doors.
Here's some photos of the fun. All taken with my little point and shoot, a very painful thing to go back to...
This was the last day of the storm, after I had just finished un-burying the front door. There was a long sigh when I saw this...
This was after about 10 minutes of digging, I found the bottom. Again a long sigh.
I had Krissie sit in the hole, it was quite deep.
The fun part of this day was that I was a bit hungover. We had just had Dave and Jude's birthday party the night before. I sort of forgot about needing to shovel the next morning--so I called Marc in for some help.
This was after we finally got one door cleared. During the summer this is completely flat straight out the door. There's currently a 5ft wall there...
Our gansta pose
Well the storm did die down, and yesterday I was able to go get some shots. More HDRs cause I love em. The regular pics look pretty dang nice as well.
The Scott tent, ceremonial pole and ARO in the far background.
Getting closer to Scott tent
I was trying to remove ARO from the shots. This one is quite noisy, I will have to try again!
And what has become my favorite photo down here so far:
I love this photo because it is natural. She wasn't posing, she was just trying to catch her breath and stay warm. I hate posed shots. The best photos IMO are those when you catch folks off guard, when you catch them actually smiling and having a good time.
Then when I was heading to bed around 2:30 I decided to take a quick gander outside on the ob deck. And this is what I saw. I immediately ran to the room and grabbed my clothes to go and get some photos.
This isn't a full HDR it's just a blen of two photos. I couldn't get the photos to come out quite right. This photo just does not do the scene justice. It was beautiful.