December 20, 2016
As one year draws to an end, another is just about to begin. I managed to get out photographing a few times in the last 10 days or so, albeit during the coldest stretch of winter to date. I travelled to Lake Winnipeg at Victoria Beach on one occasion, the open prairie around Lorette and Grande Pointe on another, Birds Hill Provincial Park on a third occasion and finally, Sandilands Provincial Forest on the final one where I made this image of the sun setting through jack pine trees. It was bitterly cold with temperatures hovering around minus 30 degrees Celsius. With a cutting breeze, the windchill dropped the temperature to around minus 40 degrees Celsius. I was toasty warm walking through the forest except for my face and hands. I have yet to find a balaclava to work well with with glasses (I now have three of them including a very expensive one). I managed to keep the fingers from freezing but I had accidentally left the thinner silk gloves in my other winter coat; I normally slip these thinner silk gloves into a slightly thicker pair when temperatures are extreme.
I love the silence at this time of year! I thought this image was fitting for the coming festive season.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and All The Best for 2017 !
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.
November 24, 2012
Winter is taking hold on the prairies. Tomorrow morning might offer interesting possibilities with this fresh snow ...
November 18, 2012
It was dreamlike this morning in Winnipeg with the sun rising just above the thick fog. Hoarfrost also covered trees and shrubs although it melted within a couple of hours. I never tire of that wonderful warm/cool color contrast.
November 8, 2012
Photographing in blizzard conditions can be challenging, especially with a high windchill and frigid temperatures of colder than -40 degrees Celsius, to say nothing of possible polar bears lurking about. The landscape on the Hudson Bay shoreline near Churchill resembled an etching with few tones beyond black and white. I further accentuated the dramatic look by removing all mid tones, creating a stark high contrast monochrome image.