Sunday, January 03, 2010

Big Tub Lighthouse (Tobermory) in winter glory!

A -27C windchill made it awefully difficult to find the motivation to get out of bed for a photo shoot this morning. The cold air temperature was causing a heavy mist from the surface of Georgian Bay which froze on the surrounding shoreline trees. It was a magical scene that could not be missed. I drank a big cup of coffee, dressed up in about 5 layers of clothing - including my very unfashionable, but extremely warm "Elmer Fudd" hat - and drove down the street to the Big Tub Lighthouse.

Strong winds were blowing spray all over everthing, including me and my camera gear. I found a spot in the trees that offered a bit of shelter and went to work. To prevent blurring of the moving branches, I clicked the shutter during calm periods between gusts of wind.
  























Photo 1: Canon EOS 1DsIII; TSE-24mm II tilt shift lens; Gitzo tripod & Really Right Stuff ballhead; mirror lock up & cable release. Exposure: ISO 400; 1/20 @ f/18

















Photo 2: Canon EOS 1DsIII; TSE-24mm II tilt shift lens; Gitzo tripod & Really Right Stuff ballhead; mirror lock up & cable release. Exposure: ISO 400; 1/30 @ f/16. I was so cold that my brain wasn't working well.... I should have shifted the lens more to correct for the lean of the lighthouse in this photo.

I'm hoping for some sunshine before the frosting is gone from the trees.... that will be the ultimate for the scene!

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are outstanding! I wish we had snow here in Australia...

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are all the beautiful pictures of snow-falling and with all the frosted trees and snow-capped mountaneous hills and all the snow-covered roads and all the cool and fresh stormy and cool breezes. That is all fascinated and very adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stephen Coyle5:46 PM

    I love the whites/greys of snow, ice, & sky but then the red on the lighthouse just jumps out. Excellent shots.

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are all the beautiful pictures of snow-falling and with all the frosted trees and you can feel the cool and fresh stormy and cool breezes as well. That is all fascinated and very adorable for sure.

    Apart from that you must visit the beautiful place of Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley where you must see the very marvelous destination to visit Woodruff Inns Resorts. The best place to spend your vacations, honey moons and special holidays. It is one of the best tranquil and serene places of North America as well.

    ReplyDelete