SUMMIT COUNTY — I was really hoping that January would be the month to photograph deep snows, but as we all know, it ended being a dry one. Still, it’s winter (sort of) and the land is (mostly) frozen, so if you want to get those classic winter shots, this is the time. There is a distinct change in the quality of the light from early in the month to the end, when the angles and shadows are already noticeably different. The first part of January, I visited the Snake River, upstream of Keystone, several times to take advantage of the low angled sunlight streaming through the frosted trees. I’m glad I did, because once Keystone stopped its snowmaking operations, the wonderfully luminous water vanished. And I did manage to shoot a few scenes that look like mid-winter after one of our paltry snowfalls.