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  • Posted On:
    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 !
    Posted In:Contemplations
  • Posted On:
    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.
  • Posted On:
    November 24, 2012
    Winter is taking hold on the prairies. Tomorrow morning might offer interesting possibilities with this fresh snow ...
  • Posted On:
    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.
  • Posted On:
    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.