Well, it is official. It is past December 21 and that means... a) we are all still here and the calendar continues, and b) it is past the Winter Solstice and we are now into 'WINTER'. However, if you're like me and residing in Saskatchewan, we have been in 'winter' for a couple months and buried under record snowfall already.
What better way to celebrate the DAYS GETTING LONGER (which means: more light on both sides of the day for me to photograph with!) than to get out into this climate that is, at times, woefully cold and bitter...yet can make for some great photographic opportunities. We had been hit with a very long-lasting, thick frost on everything around us for the better part of a week so I felt compelled to get out with my camera like so many others and document it. There are usually two conditions that get me out with my camera. Frost is the default. And then either a crystal blue sky or completely socked in with grey fog/mist/whiteout conditions. Hopefully you find some of these enjoyable!
This was a great day -- total whiteout conditions outside Regina and who, except a fool with a camera, would be out walking through a field along the side of a highway? (this guy) I was rewarded with a few nice shots this day...one of which will remain unseen until my next showing in late February. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime catch.
While on my cross-country skis at White Butte trails, I met a septugenarian who tries to get out on the trails almost every day. Yes, he passed me. First time on skis for me in over two decades. I was impressed enough to immortalize him in a photo at one of his favourite spots.
I actually had a person honk at me as I was passing through a field, with my snowshoes and my umbrella to shield me from the wind and snow. Friendly Saskatchewan folk! :)
This will likely be my last blog entry for 2012 so I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2013 ahead! Thank you for visiting my page and blog and thanks to those who have purchased art prints---yes, many of my images are available for purchase in various sizes and formats/media!