On Christmas Eve, Doug and I took our dog, Molly, who lost one of her front legs in August to cancer, hiking up near St. Mary’s Glacier. We weren’t sure what to expect, as she hadn’t hiked the trails since her surgery. Wow, were we surprised. She galloped along ahead of us and we could barely keep up. The wind was blowing at 40+ mph, and when we got up to the lake we couldn’t even see the scenery because of all the blowing snow. After a sad and stressful autumn dealing with Molly’s cancer, her amazing progress has been the best holiday gift.
My other days off around Christmas were spent snowboarding and working on my latest print of the Maroon Bells. I did a proof of the upper part of the image and still need to add some reflections. I am tempted to stop here and tint the black-and-white image with watercolors, a style I really enjoy doing. However, I want to challenge myself with a new technique and want to add color to this image using multiple plates instead.