I grew up in and around the badlands near Drumheller and very seldom did I see them completely blanketed with snow. Usually the sun would come up and, even when it is well below zero, the warmth of the sun would start melting the snow on the south facing slopes leaving patches of the darker soil showing. This was a day that never got above -33C so there was no melting to done. The shutter on my panorama camera stopped working properly and I needed to fire it numerous times to get an image that wasn’t over-exposed due to the shutter firing very slowly in the cold.
[Linhof 617, 90mm lens, Fuji RFP]