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Winter's Dawn

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Steven H. O. Jones on December 19, 2010

The long freeze-up begins! While only the shoreline freezes on Lake Ontario (it never gets cold enough long enough to freeze over very far from shore), the wave action and changing temperatures create some interesting effects. Ice formations are very unpredictable, differing from huge icicles to stepped pools, glass-like orbs, shelves and caves, cones, hoar frost and mushrooms.

Closed on December 21, 2010


I wish this phase would have lasted a bit longer here.

Warm Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season to you and yours!!! :) GG

Steven H. O. Jones on December 21, 2010

Hi GG: Weird, isn't it, how the weather can be so different from one part of the province to the next? Along the Lake Ontario shore, there's no snow right now. Go 5 km north, and you're into almost 10 cm of snow. Where I was today (north half of Peterborough County), it's more like 20 cm. How much do you have now? A metre??? But get out and enjoy it - it's the best cure for cabin fever aside from a trip back to NC. Best Christmas wishes to you and your family as well! Indy

Closed on December 22, 2010

Hey Indy!

I have no idea the measurements... too much! It is snowing, again. I look out and all I see is white, unless it's night then... grey! Blegh. Well, hoping for a sunny day with some blue skies even if it has clouds. It's really hard to get any contrast up here, so the photo pickins are slim. Good excuse to dig in the archives :) Happy & Joyfull wishes! GG

Steven H. O. Jones on December 23, 2010

Hi GG: If your region is similar to mine, you might find that the cloudiest months are November and December. There are some fine, clear days starting in January, and these continue right through to March, but these are also the most bitterly cold days. I just bundle up and shoot through the cold because some of the most amazing ice effects can be seen on those bone-chilling days. Use multiple layers of clothing, warm high boots, a toque and a hood, mitts, a scarf - the whole kit-and-caboodle, because it makes the difference between enjoying your winter and hating it, especially as an outdoor photographer. Good idea, too, to be prepared with sunglasses for when that winter sun reflects off the snow. Expect to ruin a battery or two in the cold, but that's just the cost of getting great pictures - which you're already doing, by the way! Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Happy holidays! Indy

►ZvMerzdorf◄ on January 29, 2011

LIKE!!! very good colours. ==================================================== best regards. MARC.

Steven H. O. Jones on January 31, 2011

MARC: Thank you for your support! I appreciate your recent work. "after the thunderstorm" is stunning! Greetings from Canada, Indonesia Jones

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 19, 2010
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    by Steven H. O. Jones
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.482
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash