Mount Diablo, CA

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© Matt Granz
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UploadedDecember 9, 2009
TakenDecember 7, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/800 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length122 mm
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It does snow on Mount Diablo every year, but usually only a dusting close to the top. This is a rare sight, when it's a large amount that almost reaches to the floor level.

I had to wait for a while once I set up for this shot. The winds were making clouds at the top, to the extent that you could not see the top 1,000 ft, which is a lot considering this mountain is only 4.000 ft high.

A friend of mine stated it well when he said to me “Mt Diablo almost looks like a real mountain today!”

That sums it up pretty well…

21 responses

  • Doug Maddock

    Doug Maddock said (9 Dec 2009):

    Great shot!


    JOE FAILK gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Super shot!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Heartiest congratulations, Matt. You got it!

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Really pretty shot Matt.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (9 Dec 2009):


  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (9 Dec 2009):

    I like the comp Matt: hills rolling in at each end and leading to the silhouetted trees. The soft lighting brings out the color contrasts nicely. The cloud and snow bring out the character of the mountain.

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Extraordinary image...Well done!

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    Viewed in the lightbox, I just noticed the animals grazing at the bottom of the mountain. This shot is frame-worthy!!!

  • Marianne Greig

    Marianne Greig gave props (10 Dec 2009):

    wow. this is fantastic.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    wonderful photo!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (12 Dec 2009):

    Brilliant shot.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Dec 2009):

    I guess hell finally frooze over---well balanced and comp

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful Work!!!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful Capture Matt!

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    a wonderful sight

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful capture Brava!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    Wow...another out-of-the-park masterpiece

  • Daniel Martinez

    Daniel Martinez said (2 Jan 2010):

    This recent event was glorious as is your pristine image!! I drive Marsh Creek road which runs at the base of Mt Diablo into Clayton daily and let me tell you...

    It was AWSOME!!

    I set out to get some shots but every pull-out on Marsh Creek road was at capacity and then some with families making snowmen and throwing snowballs! Great to witness here in the Bay Area!

    Matt, have you been up Morgan Territory road on a photo shoot? I've been going there lately to scout potential sites and there are many. Will post some when I get them.

    Nice to meet you here Matt


  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Just one word!!!WOW!!!

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    very nice

  • David Jeffries

    David Jeffries gave props (3 May 2012):

    Real nice love it

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