November 10, 2014
What a difference a day can make! I made this image of drifting snow on pavement with my iPhone coming back from babysitting the grandkids this evening.
We can now safely assume that Winnipeg's worst winter since 1898 is officially over! We just experienced the coldest and most brutal winter of the past century. But today was a markedly different day. It started off with a little morning sun which begged a nice cup of coffee outside on the patio. The afternoon saw a few showers accompanied by the most gentle of rainbows and the day culminated with clearing skies, witnessed by this photo of pink clouds framing a lone tree. Let Spring truly begin!
February 24, 2014
I'm on the road in northern Manitoba searching for more winter imagery. I knew it would be cold but I had not expected the high winds. The air temperature is brutally cold even when jumping out there for a few minutes to capture an image. Because I'm well dressed, I'm not cold but I must be mindful that my cheeks and nose coud freeze in a few minutes. I caught the last rays of the setting sun as the wind blew fiercly across the frozen prairie near Dauphin.
February 10, 2014
It's mid-February and we are still experiencing windchills of -40 degrees Celsius! And it's been like this most of the winter too! We are stuck in that 'polar vortex' it seems. That is how winters used to be in Winnipeg going back 15-20 years ago and beyond.
So ....what do you do when it's so cold outside? Keep doing the same thing I guess. So I was out photographing again yesterday morning, last evening and again this morning to keep the juices flowing. Hard to focus at times when your eyes are always teary from the cold, or when your glasses constantly fog up from the moist air you breathe out. I'm warm otherwise, except for the exposed facial skin and the fingers that never warm up because of the thin gloves one needs to wear in order to manoeuvre the camera controls. But when that sun shines on your face, it sure feels nice!
Have a look at some photos from the last couple of days of shooting on the prairie! Click on the main image to see the gallery of photos. Enjoy and stay warm!
October 8, 2013
'A Tree For All Seasons', a text / photo package about my passion for trees will appear in the November 2013 issue of 'Country Extra' Magazine.
Click on main photograph to see other pages.