[/caption] Winter is almost here and the snow is already falling in the Cascade mountains. Even though the vegetation has just begun to change to it Fall colors in Oregon, I’m already thinking about the many snow storms we hope to get. I actually took this photo in 2010 but it was one of my best days photographing the summit of Mt. Hood. In fact, I took this photo on 10/27/10 which is incredibly early but it just goes to show that we may be lucky enough to get another early snow this year as well. I took this shot with my Canon 55-250mm telephoto lens and had the focal length maxed out at 250mm in order to get the best close up shot of the summit. It’s hard to imagine that the mountain had this much snow in the month of October. I made sure to use my tripod, bubble level and remote switch in order to avoid any camera shake. The field of view was very shallow but it didn’t matter since the only subject is the snow-capped mountain and its pretty sharp. I had the camera mode at Program/Normal mode and the aperture was at F-6.4 and the shutter speed at 1/332 second. I attached my CIR-PL and warming filter and had the ISO at 100 and the white balance at +0.3.