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!
November 26, 2012
It seems that I am often chasing the sun. I expected a clear sky this morning according to the forecast but, as is often the case, it was mostly cloudy. However, I noticed a sliver of clear sky in the east just above horizon. I suspected that there might be an opportunity for a few minutes of intense light. I hopped in the van and drove about 15 minutes in an easterly direction before the sun lit up the clouds. It only lasted for a few minutes but it was all worth it.
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.