Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada during the recent springtime ice storm. As tough as the weather conditions can be, I love the images available in adverse conditions. Here are a few from my recent road trip. Above is a fat bike rider braving the elements.
Ice covered tree branches during the height of the freezing rain.
Chain link fencing covered in ice.
Fergus enjoying a post storm hike after much of the ice had melted.
A macro of Pussy Willows with the Canon 5D Mark IV and 100L IS.
A final image of a slightly confused seagull in Dryden, Ontario wondering what happened to the springtime weather.
As a landscape photographer you learn quickly to accept failed attempts when it comes to getting that one great image, particularly when it comes to the weather cooperating. We set out on the past weekend to find a pebble beach for the forecasted mixed cloud sunset. Promising for an interesting long exposure image on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. At very least my wife could find some much prized chanterelle mushrooms and the dogs could get in a good hike.
After several hours of scouting I failed to find that perfect location, the interesting sky was clearing over the big lake, and we found only a handful of mushrooms. The dogs did get in a moderate hike, however. We scrapped the shoot and decided to stop by Oak Hammock Marsh prior to sunset in an attempt to salvage the days photography. Not the best time of year for marsh activity, but we did get in another decent hike and a few keepers.
I particularly liked the image above of the Purple Martin House, although it lacks any bird activity which would have made for a much more interesting image.
Viewing blind at sunset