Saturday, January 31, 2009

A taste of winter

I've spent the past two weeks in Ontario - a brief trip for which I had grand plans of winter photography. But the weather was damn cold when I arrived (-20C) and snowy.... and I was lazy. So I spent far more time socializing and having fun than taking photos. I'm now packing for my return flight to the southwest and thought I should post a few of the photos that I did manage to get during the past couple of weeks.

Photo 1: It snowed a foot one night while I was staying with friends in Penetanguishene. Here's my friend Andrew clearing the driveway with his new snowblower.


Photo 2: I found this porcupine feeding in young trees near Dyers Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. Although just above head height, the white sky background made it a tough situation to photograph. This closeup of the head and face was one of the more successful shots I manged to make. EOS 1DsmIII; 500/4IS


Photo 3: I did some work with the tourism department at Bruce County photographing a crew from the Snowtrax (snowmobiling) television show..... it was a ton of fun!


Photo 4: For much of the snowmobile shoot, I photographed from the back of one of the sleds. Here's an image of us going through a tunnel, with a slow shutter speed to create motion blur. This is from the camera, with no special digital effects.


I'm looking forward to warm southwest weather again!

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:49 AM

    Great winter shots.
    This is my favorite spot in Arizona!

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  2. Great shots as always Ethan!

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  3. Okay tell me, how the heck do you find these little critters? So cute.

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  4. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Good thing you had that 500/4IS with you or you may have ended up covered in quills! My mum and I ride in the forest near the farm and named one of the areas "Porcupine Trail" because they hang out there...NOT good with horses and a curious puppy around.
    Those snowmobiling shots are AWESOME!

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  5. I can never find a porcupine not 10 feet up in a tree and hidden by branches. I really dig the animal for some reason

    Great shots of the snowmobiling.

    I missed January in Owen Sound being away, and I'm pretty glad I did.

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