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Breakfast Flight 8919C

Breakfast Flight 8919C

This image received a merit score (80 and above) in the Landscape category of the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Associations 2008 Spring print competition.

It was early one February morning when I drove into Mojave, California. It snowed overnight in the Tehachapi mountains north of the city. As I pulled off the road to get an image of the joshua trees, the storm clouds parted for just a few minutes, but long enough to light up the distant snow covered mountains and the trees nearest the road. Fortunately in my haste to get the mountain and tree image, I scared the birds sitting the tree!