Ice-Cold

 

Well to say it’s been cold in Ottawa lately is a large understatement. We were hit with a heavy rainstorm, followed by freezing temperatures and a dump of snow. It has been so cold that we are experiencing frost quakes which are usually identified as a loud noise in the night with no apparent cause. So they may be loud weather events but they are not lethal. The extreme temperatures of -35C or lower have to be taken seriously and I am, by staying warm inside. However, after a few days of looking out at all the trees lined with ice and snow, I knew had to try to capture a few pictures. I went for two quick outings near my home. It was no more than 15 or 20 minutes before my fingers froze and I had to return indoors. Usually, I use a tripod with my macro lens but I wasn’t fooling with anything in this cold. I set my camera on a high ISO and shot wide open, which meant nice fast shutter speeds but a very narrow depth of field. Hope you enjoy this ice-cold series and remember to click on the images to enlarge for better viewing.

 

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15 thoughts on “Ice-Cold

  1. I can’t BEGIN to imagine such cold Beth :-/ Must make life very difficult .
    That aside … wow … these are rather special . I love the suspended moment . The tracery patterns of leaf and then the tree branches . There are even bubbles trapped within iced bubbles and droplets .. an amazing gallery !
    Keep Warm πŸ™‚

  2. Very nice photos! I liked the frozen cherries…. i think they are cherries, right? My place is in the semi tropics, we have hot summers, cold and chilly winters, but no snow… hence, i totally get mesmerized with snow πŸ™‚ keep a few more coming too! By the way, what are you using to protect your camera? Or you use a weather sealed one?

    1. Thank you very much. Actually the fruit are small crabapples. These trees are filled with white, pink or red blooms in spring, bright green foliage in summer and green, red or yellow fruit in fall. I think that there is no problem going from warm to cold except the camera uses up batteries more quickly. However, when returning from cold to warm, moisture can be trapped inside the camera. But if you keep it insulated, (like in a camera bag) it can warmup slowly and everything should be ok. No problems so far. Don’t worry I definitely will post more snow photography. We have more than our share of snow and freezing temperatures right now. πŸ™‚

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