Storm – Beauty and Danger

This one shows the very limited visibility on the roads at times though the storm.  It’s hard enough to navigate the snowy, icy roads when can see what’s in front of you. For me, I find it all so captivating I’d rather pull over and shoot photos than drive anywhere, any day.

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The spots on the photo are snow that landed on my lens.  I quite like the effect they created.  Just look at that sun trying to break through!

 

The spectacular storm – Evergreens

I was out every day through the storm that recently swept through North America causing havoc everywhere it went. So much snow came down it was amazing…haven’t seen this much since I was a little girl.  Here’s some loveliness to share from my adventures trekking through over two feet of snowfall.

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More snow than tree

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Laden with snow

Freeze Thaw Freeze

It’s been cold here, really cold.  Then, a few days later it rose above freezing and the snow we had melted and flooded the fields.  Then, a few days later it got cold again.  Not quite as cold as it had been, but definitely colder than it was.  So what does a heavy snowfall (we had so many inches it was being measured in feet) look like after it melts, freezes, melts and freezes again?

This!  How incredible is that?  Just weather and wind (along with the help of some uneven ground and corn stalks) and magic appears.  Cold magic, but beautiful none the less.  🙂

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Icicle

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As a kid I could not leave an icicle alone if it was just sitting there, all beautiful and beckoning me to pluck it from it’s roots and marvel as it slowly melted in my hands.

Now, I can appreciate the beauty without having to creep up to people’s homes and steal their icicles…lol.  Also, it now makes me realize who needs a new roof and who is heating their home and the area surrounding them.  I hope the inhabitants of this home stay warm….but the icicles are beautiful.

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Sun flare and magical backgrounds

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I tend to like photos of interesting things that aren’t necessarily the ‘perfect’ subject matter.  I like the perspective in my photos to match the ones I see in my mind when I find something beautiful to capture.  This is a terrible example of focus, depth of field and although I could have caught that magnificent reflection on the water, or the sunlight across the field of view, I like the photos that came out focusing on the rays of light that we can’t quite see with our own eyes.  The backdrop is beautiful, but the photo seems to take it all into account here and and lets me show you all the things I see….much of what would be missed if no one ever stopped to look.

Snow – Yes, we do take photos outside…

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I once knew a guy who asked me a question that has confounded me until this very day.  Here’s all the background you need:

It was winter.
I live in Canada.
We usually get a fair amount of snow in the part of Canada I live in.
I take photos in all seasons.

He said to me, one day, after seeing some photos from another Canadian photographer he’d met online:

“What’s up with you Canadians?  Do you all take pictures of snow?”

He said it with a hint of disdain and was clearly playing on the Canadian stereotype.

“Uhh, well, I suppose if you mean ‘do all Canadian photographers take photos OUTSIDE….I guess the answer is yes.  Particularly if you live in a part of Canada that sees snow for almost half the year.

So, this one’s for him.  I almost answered by asking if all the people in California take photos of sunshine but decided it wasn’t worth the argument.  😉

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Plus, how can you not think that ^^^ is beautiful?  I don’t like the cold, but I do love the snow (and Maple syrup AND I say “Eh” now and then.  Yay Canada!