Austere Winter Lake

image of frozen lake shore in whiteout snowWe are deep into the coldest part of winter now.

image of granite boulders in bleak snow beside a winter lakeI found myself driving through almost whiteout conditions to the side of Rice Lakeone of my favourite shooting locals.

image of blue ice breaks in a bleak lakeside landscapeI wasn’t properly dressed for the weather and hadn’t expected to be taking photos, the weather was so harsh.

image of translucent blue ice breaks on lake shoreBut I couldn’t help but stay out here, risking frostbite, to capture the austere but seductive beauty of the lakeside with the driving snow whipping by in the background.

If I’d been dressed for it, I might still be out there.

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