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Another capture that was snapped last week as the first of several winter storms was beginning to drop a tremendous amount of snow on to the Sierra Nevada. The bland white background created by the falling snow paid huge dividends when a special livery passenger plane arrived or departed, as can be seen here as QXE's special collegiate Oregon State University "Beavers" livery Dash 8 (N440QX) tucks the wheels in the wells while climbing away from KRNO's runway 16R to begin a flight to Seattle. The orange and black OSU colors stand out beautifully against the snow-covered landscape in the background. *The photo is best seen by skipping the medium and large thumbnail sizes and viewing it at its actual (ie: FULL) size.