Ah, winter in Edmonton – Today (2014 November 27) we got our first real taste of it, for this winter of 2014/15. Sure we’ve already had a few centimeters of snow and few days with windchills below -20C but there is nothing like a blizzard to make it real. There are 10 to 15 cm on the ground (and maybe another 10 to come) and with enough wind to cause drifting. The roads are a mess and driving is slow and frustrating.
But, as the snow came down during the day and conditions got worse and worse I was perversely looking forward to my 25 minute walk home. Why the glee? Well isn’t it obvious? Nothing says prime photography conditions like blowing snow and a -25 temperature (with windchill) – and oh did I mention that it would be dark? Well not completely dark, there are the street lights and the lights from vehicles and the glowing light reflected from the snow in the sky. All in all, I thought there was a good chance to capture some interesting images and perhaps even some beautiful ones. This is what I came up with: