Winter Storms & WV Skiing

On January 20–22, the governors of eleven states and the mayor of Washington, D.C. declared a state of emergency in anticipation of significant snowfall and blizzard conditions. Approximately 103 million people were affected by the storm, with 33 million people under blizzard warnings. More than 13,000 flights were cancelled in relation to the storm, with effects rippling internationally…

Snowfall totals from the storm topped out at 42 inches in parts of West Virginia
so..
we decided to go skiing in those part…
Canaan; Valley; Winter; Storm; Jonas; Adventure; By Gabe DeWitt; Canaan Valley; Cross Country Skiing; Favorite things; Friends; Jonas; Nikon D800; Places; Seasons; Snow; West Virginia; White Grass; Winter; Winter Storm; Winter Storm Jonas; blizzard; cross country; down hill; snow storm; storm; xc skiing
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Adventure; By Gabe DeWitt; Canaan Valley; Cross Country Skiing; Favorite things; Friends; Jonas; Nikon D800; Places; Seasons; Snow; West Virginia; White Grass; Winter; Winter Storm; Winter Storm Jonas; blizzard; cross country; down hill; snow storm; storm; xc skiing
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Instagram Takeover for AAC

I’m Feeling super stoked to be featured by one of the predominant climbing/outdoor organizations I follow (and proud member of). This week I got invited to takeover the American Alpine Club’s Instagram account.

Today is day 4 of the Instagram takeover, and I’m searching for something fresh to post… I went cross country skiing last night out to Coopers Rock, and I think one of those photos might be today’s bid for attention…we’ll see. I haven’t decided yet.

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A few days before I started the takeover, I ran some data query’s via the Instagram API on AAC’s account. Without digging too hard, I found a few nuggets of data that have really helped me maximize my outreach this week on the AACgram. I plan to write a how-to post on conducting your own Instagram Analytics using Excel and the Instagram API…so stay tuned for that in the next week or so.

Below are my photos thus far, Featured by American Alpine Club on their Instagram.

(update)- I did use the night skiing picture yesterday.

 

Overlooking the Moon

Writing by Dylan Jones – Photos by Gabe DeWitt

Surrounded by a mess of skis, poles, boots and bags, we piled into the Land Cruiser with high hopes. The moon was just starting to wane, but remained full enough to set the snowy forest ablaze with white brilliance. Like moths to the flame, we set out to chase the light of our lone satellite.

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We rallied in the parking lot around 9:45, loading up with libations while stamping boots into bindings. A few eerie clouds lingered near the moon, radiating diffused shades of grey, purple and yellow as they drifted eastward. But tonight, the moon would win.
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We could see deep into the hardwood forest. The gangly shadows of oaks, maples and cherry trees stretched across the snow as if the bony fingers of Old Man Winter himself were reaching toward our every move.

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Cross country skiing is quite rhythmic. There’s something about the icy scrape of skis on trail, the way the syncopated stab of poles accompanies the foggy blast of heavy breath.

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Stop for a moment and look around, however—silence. The woods during a winter’s night are as dormant as Death Valley at high noon. With no canopy to reverberate sound waves, noise slips away into the dark hollows as quickly as it pings the ear drum.

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If a skier glides through a forest and there’s no one there to hear her, does she make a noise? Coopers; Rocks; Skiing; Winter; Storm; Jonas; Adventure; By Gabe DeWitt; Coopers Rock; Coopers Rocks Foundation; Cross Country Skiing; Favorite things; Friends; Jonas; Long Exposure; Night Photography; Nikon 1424mm f2.8; Nikon D800; Overlook; Places; Seasons; Snow; White Grass; Wide angle; Winter; Winter Storm; Winter Storm Jonas; blizzard; cross country; down hill; full moon; moon; moonlight; night; roadside trail; snow storm; storm; xc skiing The trail had been broken, and the snow compaction of the day’s warmer temps followed by a dip below the freezing mark cemented our predecessors’ marks like a luge. The snow was fast. At times, it felt as if we were pioneers travelling an arctic rail line—a team of sled dogs would not have been out of place.

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As a cosmic mirror delivering the sun’s photons to our retinas, the moon effortlessly outshined most stars. Orion the Hunter triumphantly stood watch over Snake Hill, his star strung bow aimed directly at Morgantown—part of me wished Zues himself would have commanded his giant huntsman to pierce the Longview Powerplant, temporarily affording us a viewshed sans light pollution.

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A pleasantly warm breeze ensconced our crew as we shared snacks and beverages under the brilliant canopy of the cosmos.

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I couldn’t help but think back to the moth and the flame, how humanity flocks to live under the light bubbles of its great cities. Some of the greatest discoveries and advancements of humankind were derived from those who turned their gaze to the heavens. Without access to the night sky, how do we know our place in the universe? How many people live full lives without spending a night splayed out on a riverbank, staring up at the humbling, gaseous arm of the Milky Way?
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Eventually, we had to return our gaze to terra firma. It was time to head back, but Mother Nature had one more tribulation in store for us. Right on time, intermittent clouds rolled in as we slid back into the forest. The temperature fluctuated just above and just below that magical 32 degree point, causing our skis to collect snow as hard as concrete while we tried to remain graceful.

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After the efficient journey to the overlook and the perfectly timed sky, surely something had to go awry.
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Around 1:00 in the morning, the last of our party tromped across the finish line, glad to kick off the skis that hindered her return. Exhausted, sweaty and euphoric, we slumped our tired bodies over the mess of ski gear and, like the moth to the flame, returned to our bright city.

Tara Smith

This traveler has taken me to the highest mountain tops, and to the lowest deserts…together facing challenges and victories of all shapes and sizes.

The last two years with her have brought such amazing growth and happiness to my life…words can’t express it..

..Happy Birthday, to my partner in all our adventures!! Tara Smith

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Moonlit Nights

Skiing Coopers Rock by Moonlight

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There was no need for a headlamp last night. The almost full moon lit the trail out to Coopers Rock’s overlook with a perfect glow. We skied in via roadside trial, and back via the road.

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We made it up to Coopers around 9:30pm, skiing to the overlook and back by 11:30pm, and home by midnight.

Night Photography

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A few things to remember when shooting at night:

  • Use a Tripod
  • Use at least a 2 second delay (I often use 5 seconds), to remove any camera shake. Or, use a remote trigger
  • Make sure noise reduction for high ISO and long shutter speeds are enabled.
  • Use manual focus (when capturing stars, focus at infinity, or just a hair back off from it).
  • After setting the focus, check the first shot by zooming in on the playback image (recheck the focus often as moving about can budge things).
  • On cropped sensor cameras be careful of high ISO ranges as they produce a lot of noise. I take great photos at an ISO of 3200 on my D800 (full frame sensor), but anything above ISO 800 on my D300s (cropped sensor) is almost worthless.
  • Modulate the shutter speed and aperture based on your composition and light demands.
  • Try to keep the ISO as low as possible, but don’t be afraid to play with the higher values. Just remember with higher ISO levels comes more noise and a lower dynamic range.
  • The list goes on, but these few tip are enough to get the wheels turning.

I’ll gladly answer other questions though, just leave a comment at the end of the post!

Moonlit Nights; Adventure Photography; Coopers Rock; Cross Country Skiing; Favorite things; Places; Seasons; Snow; Snow Day; West Virginia; Winter; by Gabe DeWitt; panorama

This is a 51.6 megapixel image. I’m making 30 signed and numbered canvas prints of this image available at it’s native size of 32 in by 17 in. I should have a few ready in the next week or so.