Ice On the Rocks

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Winter Wonderland fun is still carrying on here with flash freezing, loud booming ice quakes and high snow banks. 

Trying to stand was a bit tricky due to sheet ice and gusting winds down at the lake. I had to push my back up against a tree to steady myself. That didn't really help my lens though - it was swaying wildly and making it really difficult to focus.

I am participating in a study group for "See the Light 2014. January is all about "directional light". Here I love how the strong sunlight is breaking through the clouds to highlight the water splash and backlight the sign.

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[Part of the "30 Things About Me" Series]

I hate the cold with a passion and this has been the coldest winter I can ever remember. Still though, the scenery has been breathtaking these last few weeks so I am not complaining too much. This past week I have enjoyed seeing others people's storm photographs. Take a look at the ice storm lighthouses I found on FlickR. There are some amazing photographs from this past week.

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Today it is -27C with the wind chill. I got a call and was told that fog/steam was rising up from the lake like columns and to head down as it would make an unusual photograph. So I let the dogs out with full intentions of going... till that cold air hit my face! Seriously - what was I thinking! If it was that cold in the backyard the lake would be frostbite for sure! Suddenly the idea of sipping on chocolate chai tea while typing this post was a lot more appealing. I'm a little sad I missed the moment but happy I stayed home and was able to grab a few shots of Becky and Kodee hightailing it back to house after a quick trip outside.

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"Negative Space"

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Participating in P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday and Nature Notes

11 comments:

houndstooth said...

Those are some absolutely stunning and gorgeous images! I haven't ventured out too far in the last couple of days, either. We don't have cool lakes around her to photograph, though! lol

Furry Bottoms said...

So beautiful!!!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful pictures, but way to cold for me. I'm cold when it's 65 degrees LOL.
The doggies look like they were enjoying the snow. They sure are pretty.
Stay warm.
Mary

bettyl-NZ said...

Your photos are amazing! Glad it summer here in New Zealand!

Rambling Woods said...

Welcome to Nature Notes! I see you are up the road a couple of hours and near Toronto which I love to visit.

Oh yikes, you would have frozen out by the lake. I have been out in our suburb of Buffalo yard and have never felt temps like this. Not good.

Love your dogs. I always watch the dog shows even though I have always had cats... Hope to see you again as your photography is really beautiful..Michelle

EG CameraGirl said...

The light is amazing in these photos!

~ Kirra ~ said...

Amazing photography and with such cold.temperatures a wise.decision to enjoy a hot.drink. stay safe and warm.

Laura said...

Absolutely gorgeous… love the ocean spray!

Taryn said...

Such gorgeous tones on the sky and water. Definitely worth braving the extreme cold for those!

Judy said...

Wow!! The shots from the lake are amazing!!! The second one is my favourite!!!
And the shots of the girls just make me smile!!! So glad you have the door placed that you can take those shots!! I don't...

The Furry Gnome said...

Love your photography. Fabulous pictures of the light and the lake, and great dog pix too. Thanks for visiting so I could discover your blog.

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