Ah, it’s good to be back and working on the Photo of the Week after a brief trip out west for work. When we flew out to Edmonton it took us nearly an extra hour (of an already nearly 4 hour flight) just because the headwinds were so extraordinarily strong! Nothing like battling the jet stream….
I think those winds landed here. Today, I’m sitting at the computer wondering if the roof will lift off or that I’ll feel like I was teleported into a colourized version of the Wizard of Oz as the house gets sucked off its foundation. Sheesh!
Our noisy, windy day today compelled me to post a photo taken last year at Sharbot Lake, but it actually looked pretty similar here an hour ago.
For me, this Photo of the Week illustrates that you can make some great images in the worst of weather. Being out in 70 km per hour winds and driving snow doesn’t feel good. But it can offer some pretty impressive and interesting photographic opportunities.
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Happy New Year, everyone! The 44th Parallel Photography Photo of the Week is back, after a brief holiday hiatus. This week’s image reflects our current weather conditions – distinctly un-winter-like (and a new record for the region). I much prefer ‘real’ winter and will be glad when we’re back to it, but I must say that the fog does create some great photographic opportunities. So while the weather is lousy, get out there with your camera. 🙂
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Wishing you a coming year filled with good health, happiness, time spent with the people you love most, and many wonderful adventures. All the best everybody. Let’s make 2013 not just a good year, but a GREAT year!
Be safe in your festivities this evening.
Happy New Year from me, Shelley Ball, at 44th Parallel Photography
Last night we were treated to a beautiful moon. With the heavy blanket of snow covering the ground and our frozen pond, the moonlight reflecting off the snow lit up the nighttime landscape.
I donned my parka and snowmobile boots and waded through the knee-deep snow in our backyard to make a few images of the moon and our pond.
Before I made any images, I stood in silence, soaking up the moonlight and the stunningly beautiful landscape before me. The silence was incredible. No wind, no animals calling – just the kind of silence that reaches to the depths of your soul.
Here are a few images from last night’s wonderful show…
The bright moonlight reflecting off the blanket of snow on our pond
The deer have been active recently. They criss-cross our pond, in search of something to eat and shelter from the cold winds.
Deer tracks criss-cross our pond.
Not a creature was stirring….
The only sound I heard was that of something making its way through the deep snow and trees. Probably deer, for their nightly visit.