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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!

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.

Winter Photography; blowing snow and low clouds

Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, we get more than our fair share of very cold inclement winter weather.  In fact, Winnipeg is considered one of the coldest cities in the world.  Now this isn’t going to be a post complaining about the weather.  In fact, it’s the exact opposite, these conditions can provide for some very interesting images.  I admit it’s not easy photographing ice fishing shacks in the open on Lake Winnipeg in January, but when the snow flies and clouds role in you don’t need to head back home.   The above image was shot on a dull dreary day in the Rockies, but the strong elements and textures make for a nice black and white print.

Pulled over in heavy snowfall.  The weather conditions become the subject of what would otherwise be a pretty boring image.

Walking Angus on a blustery winter day, Winnipeg