While descending from Martis Peak Lookout near Lake Tahoe, I noticed how fine the snow on the side of the trail looked. I reached down my hand and it was completely different than the snow you find on ski slopes -- soft, airy, fluffy, so fine you can blow it off your hand. I took this picture in the afternoon sun. Even at 1-1/2 stops more than the meter reading, it's a bit underexposed, but I still like it.
Minolta Maxxum 600si, Fujichrome Velvia 50, 1/60 @ f/8, 12/11/1999
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