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More snowflake photography – No two alike?

Posted on 26. Feb, 2009 by .

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More snowflake photography – No two alike? – One of the common bits of knowledge is that there are supposedly no two snowflakes that are alike. And in my relatively limited experience of closely examing these wonderful water vapor crystals, I have yet to find any that are even reasonably close to identical. And, it is unlikely in the extreme, that I’ll ever photograph two identical crystals. Why is this?

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When life gives you snow…

Posted on 24. Feb, 2009 by .

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When life gives you snow – I don’t know about the part of the world that you live in, but here on the frozen prairie of Alberta, it is looking like anything but spring. As I write this, it is snowing quite heavily and the temperature is about – 17 celcius (about 1 degree Farenheit). Sure, it’s been snowier and colder this winter, but I’m on the edge of getting a little antsy for spring.

Now, I could be a good boy and head a bit north of the city to search out some owl activity or head to Elk Island National Park (just about 20 minutes east of Edmonton) to look for some chilly wildlife. Heck, I could even head down to one of the local park’s bird feeders to try photographing the local siskins, chickadees, grosbeaks or redpolls.

But occasionally, the falling snow is just about perfect (about – 8 to -12 Celcius or 17 to 10 degrees Farenheit) and it just begs to be…

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Paul gets his portrait taken – was anyone hurt?

Posted on 25. Nov, 2008 by .

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Roy Ramsay, the editor-in-chief at Outdoor Photography Canada, contacted me the other day asking for a new head shot for the magazine. It’s been a couple of years since we updated the pictures of the contributing editors, so I guess it is time. I have to tell you though, getting my portrait taken has not my favourite pasttime.

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