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After the Storm

So here’s a smattering of what I’ve been up to the last three days that Mizzou has canceled classes (the first time in the school’s 172 years it has been closed for three consecutive days due to weather).

First we’ll start off with some before & after diptychs (and one triptych – before, during & after). Then some photos of the beauty of the snowstorm. And finally some pictures of Columbians (Missouri, not the nation state 😉 enjoying the white stuff. (This should actually be three separate posts but since my mom will be the only one reading this … I don’t think she’ll mind.)

Since my house is near a big park in CoMo (local abbreviation), and I haven’t been able to get out, I’ve been on the natural beauty/recreation angle of this storm. I’ve been emailing my best into the office. Go to the Columbia Missourian to see what they’ve published and the work of the other staff members. I have no idea what has made it in to he print edition.

I’ll find out tomorrow when I walk, 2 miles uphill both ways in the snow (no joke), for Friday’s classes.

Path to Reichmann Pavilion in Stephens Lake Park, Jan. 31 & Feb. 2, 2011

Boone Hospital Center from Stephens Lake Park, Jan. 31 & Feb. 2, 2001

Intersection of East Broadway and Old Highway 63, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 2, 2011

A crack in the ice of Stephens Lake Park mimics a plant hanging over the lake Mon., Jan. 31, 2011. This storm started with a layering of ice on Monday night followed by about 18 inches of snow.

The sun lights up the freshly fallen snow Wednesday just after dawn casting long shadows in Stephens Lake Park.

Early morning light illuminates an edge of a snow drift near Reichmann Pavilion in Stephens Lake Park, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. The highlight on the right side of the drift is sunlight reflecting off one of the windows of the pavilion.

Evidence of high winds is shown in the ridges of snow in Stephens Lake Park on Wednesday morning, Feb. 2, 2011.

The harsh beauty of winter is echoed in the silhouetted thorns of a tree against freshly fallen snow Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.

Young trees stand out against the snow near Reichmann Pavilion Wednesday morning, Feb. 2, 2011.

The sun sets over Stephens Lake Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.

Some folks made it out on Wed. following the storm to play, more on Thurs., but still fewer than I had imagined. I guess everyone was still stuck in their neighborhoods. Residential streets have the lowest priority for plowing.

Michael Lising takes of photo of his wife Danielle Eldred and their two dogs, Hugo a golden retriever and Mugen a whippet, as they walk around Stephens Lake Park Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.

Two sledders walk toward the sledding hill through Stephens Lake Park Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2011.

Clara Strathausen, 8, takes off down the sledding hill at Stephens Lake Park after a push from her neighbor Scott Southwick Wednesday afternoon. Clara was at the hill with the Southwick-Rymph family including Catherine Rymph and their children Polly, 8, and Linus, 6, Southwick.

Haley Dingfelder throws a frisbee for her yellow lab, Bear, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Stephens Lake Park. The dog waited eagerly for each through, charging down the hill - sometimes avoiding sledders, sometimes plowing into them - and dutifully racing back up the hill. The two played fetch for almost the entire time they were at the park, more than and hour and a half.

Grace Uptergrove (white hat) and cousin Taylor Huhmann get a push down the sledding hill from Grace's mother, Verlin Uptergrove, while fellow sledders, and brothers Brett Meers (from right) and Craig Meers make their way up the hill for another run Wednesday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park.

Cameron Hall gets some air off a sledding jump and clears Lance Billion lying in the snow Wednesday afternoon, February 2, 2011 at Stephens Lake Park. The two had brought shovels to the hill to construct the jump.

Rusty Fox drags his two-year-old son Dexter back up the sledding hill after one of their several runs Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.

A surprising number of sledders brought out "vintage" sleds to the hill at Stephens Lake Park.

Brice La Fond bails out after a hitting a large jump, realizing he won't land it, during a run at Stephens Lake Park.

Brice La Fond signals to fellow sledders that he is OK after a crash landing at the park sledding hill. (*** OK, this was a different run than the previous photo. I can't change lenses that fast and I only have one camera body. But it is the same kid and they pair together nicely, don't they? ***)

Jason Reuster (from left), Phillip Donnelly and Valentina Bezmelnitsyna react to a fellow sledders crash landing at the sledding hill Thurs., Feb. 3, 2011 in Stephens Lake Park.

Michael Effinger, 8, rests on his innertube after an exhausting afternoon of sledding Thurs., Feb. 3, 2011.

I’m tired.

I’m sure you’re tired of looking too. There may be a multimedia piece coming put out by the Missourian but I’ll have to post that link later. It’s not done yet.


Snowpocalypse: Day 1

So here’s the best of my take from the first day of this potentially historic winter storm. I am shooting for the Columbia Missourian as part of a class and covering my neighborhood. To see the best coverage from the entire staff go to the Columbia Missourian.

I’m located right next to a huge park in Columbia, so I’ve got the natural beauty/recreation aspect to cover from this storm. No one was out today, predictably. It was nasty – officially 17 inches so far at the Columbia Airport. It is expected to let up by morning and once it warms from the single digit temperatures I’m guessing then people will come out to play. Tomorrow will be a busy day.

I’ve got more. Lots of “before” pictures that I will pair with the “after” pictures I shoot tomorrow. I’ll post those later as diptychs, once they’re done.

A long exposure makes the headlights and taillights of cars into streaks of light as vehicles make their way up and down the hill near Boone Hospital Center Monday night, January 31, 2011 at the intersection of East Broadway and Old 63 in Columbia. Due to icy conditions before the expected snow storm authorities warned motorists to stay off the roads as much as possible. © Clayton Stalter, 2011

Manual Harvey walks back home from the grocery store during Tuesday's snow storm while cars pass through the intersection of East Broadway and Old 63. Harvey said he enjoys the quiet snowstorm days and like to get out and think and praise God. Harvey just took the walk to Easgate Foods for "a little bit of candy," he said. *** Same intersection and view, looking west down Broadway as above picture. *** © Clayton Stalter, 2011

Buoys in Stephens Lake signal that the lake is frozen and quickly piling up with snow Tuesday afternoon in Stephens Lake Park. © Clayton Stalter, 2011

Visibility in the Stephens Lake Park, and throughout the Columbia, is limited as the snowstorm continues Tuesday morning. © Clayton Stalter, 2011

© Clayton Stalter, 2011

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