Happy February

Hitting fresh snow on a fresh day is exhilarating.

It’s especially enjoyable when you can share the experience with some one special.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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(Sorry for the late post.)

Evergreen – Dec 2018

Pine, spruce and cedar are predominant in our area. Through the winter their green needles remind us that summer will return again.

The little coniferous among the birch and poplar at the creek made me think of Christmas.

Have a safe and happy Holiday season.

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At the water’s edge

The other day I braved the bitter cold air and water to stand in the creek for a close up of the hoar frost on the bent branches of bushes along the water’s edge.

It reminded me of the last time I waded into cold winter waters for some icy shots. I shared a number of those shots in this post which explains the frozen lake surface in the image below. It’s from the 2015 shoot I selected the image for our calendar this month.

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Hello 2018

Happy 2018! We experienced one of the coldest Christmases in several decades. I trust your holiday time was warmed by being surrounded with those you hold most dear as we were.

May you have courage to face the challenges ahead in 2018 and a heart open to appreciate your blessings.

December red and white

When the snow comes all fresh and pure, our vistas are transformed mostly to crisp black and white. The bright greens, reds and golds of fall foliage are gone and the pines and spruce seem to desaturate. Moving water in the creeks turns a blue as dark as a starless night sky. Scenes are stunning in their contrast.

But every now and then, tiny pops of colour burst.

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Happy 2017!

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Raleigh Falls is just a 15 minute drive west of us. I can’t resist heading out there with my camera when conditions are a spectacular as this. I actually spent 2 consecutive days there and will share more shots in the next post.

Wishing you the very best in 2017.

Monochrome

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It’s remarkable how beautiful a scene with no colour can be.
The shot is as it was taken; it was not desaturated in post processing. Hope you enjoy it.

Happy Holidays!