|This shot must have been difficult to obtain, and although it is a great shot, it was difficult for me to fit into this challenge becuase the snow doesn't look like snow. It looks like poorly white-balanced or desaturated sand, especially with the other twigs and bits. Now that I know it is snow, it looks more like snow.
Take note that during the challenge voting period, the voting public cannot see your "Photographer's Comments" at all. If I was able to see them I would have voted differently.
As it stands, the snow didn't look obviously like snow to me, and for me, was a difficult fit for this challenge.