How better to illustrate the cold
The older I get the less tolerant I am to the small things like extreme cold and frost biting wind. How ever my craving to capture something with my camera that pleases me is often times overwhelming. With all the preparations I care to take I still find these outdoor winter photography jaunts more than demanding. I can remember when I was 35 years younger and skiing right until they threw us off the hill. I have no recollection of ever being cold skiing the Colorado mountains in my youth but after a couple of hours in the cold trying to get an iconic photo or two it finally gets to me and I call it a day. Two weeks ago it was too warm and the ice was too soft and the mud too messy. Now it’s too cold at minus 20 celsius. The cold plays havoc with photography at the best of times. After framing a shot if you get too close to the lens while breathing you can fog it up. The wind chill makes it almost impossible to function without gloves. I guess if I can’t take the cold then I should stay in doors and shoot the birds out my kitchen window. Hopefully I’ll add a tougher layer of skin and get my sissy butt out there again this weekend. I did manage to get some photos of the mountain range not far from town last week. As cold as it was shooting these wonderfull snowy mountains I can only guess as to how far below celsius is was near the peak. I’m glad my shutter remote works from my pocket.