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Two dogs enjoying winter in Winnipeg

Angus and Fergus enjoying a mild winter day.  Fergus is much larger than Angus already, and alot slower as you can see.  It took a great deal of patience to get this photo, and a lot of deletions.  I shoot mainly with the Canon 5D Mark II and as great as this camera is, it is not a true action or sports body, but with good technique the servo tracking is more then capable of capturing action sequences.  The problem then comes down to composition and the fact that 99% of the facial expressions and leg positions of these two goofballs don’t work out, but in the end a few usually do.

Dog in a windstorm

Winter played an ugly trick on us in Winnipeg.  After a period of warm and sunny spring weather, we woke up to snow and very gusty winds.  Angus was a little irritated by it all, but it didn’t last long and warm temperatures are returning.

Esplanade Riel Bridge on a scenic winter morning, Winnipeg, Canada

Winnipeg’s iconic Esplanade Riel Bridge and frost covered tree branches.

Winter storm Winnipeg

The current storm hammering the US Midwest and Eastern seaboard inspired me to post what is common for us hardy Winnipegger’s.   A winter storm from a few days back.

 

Hats off to the snow removal crews, this stairway was cleared just after this shot was taken!

This guy really likes the seasons first snowfall

Angus getting into the Christmas spirit at the local park.

 

Watching my wife shovel the patio afterwards wasn’t as exciting.

Winnipeg winter photos: A personal top ten list

Cold morning sunrise, I can still feel or rather not feel my frozen fingers.

My own personal favorites of Winnipeg winter shots.  Purely subjective, of course, because often there is more behind an image than can be seen by the viewer.  In no particular order, but since winter has officially arrived on the Canadian Prairies it seemed fitting.  Today is the first real snow day, the kind where you shovel your walk/driveway and an hour later it has blown back in, looking like you had not shoveled at all.

Angus, enduring the blowing snow

Senior couple skating on the Assiniboine River

Hoar frost covered tree

Rail bridge over the Red River

Portrait of my wife, now you know why I included the disclaimer, “in no particular order”.

Ice skating at The Forks

Winter dog walk

Freeze up on the Assiniboine River

And just to be fair, Freeze up on the Red River.  Technically just north of the city.

Banff National Park, from fall, winter, summer in 2 days

Fall colors, Vermillion Lakes

We all know weather in the Canadian Rockies can change at the drop of a hat.  On a very recent trip over a two day period, we arrived to rainy, foggy and overcast skies.  The following day we had a large dumping of very wet snow, temperatures well below freezing, this included power failure and satellite failure in our hotel.  The next day the snow melted and soon after, sunny mid July conditions prevailed, with the temperature approaching 20 Celsius.

Fresh snowfall, Vermillion Lakes

Clearing skies, Vermillion Lakes

Clear blue sky, Peyto Lake