I like the second version best. The crop at the bottom makes a much more effective composition, IMO. Be sure to include "blowing snow" in the title whenever you display this image so the snow is not mistaken for dust or noise. The blowing snow in the air definately adds a dimension to the overall composition. Nice image!!!
ps, total lunar eclipse Wednesday night
nature photography of the White Mountains
by Patrick LaFreniere
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