Stuck in the city during a brutal Canadian winter....oh how I am blessed!

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  1. Philmar

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    It's been mind numbing cold here in Toronto for the last couple weeks, as it has elsewhere. Truth be told I absolutely LOVE when it gets incredibly cold because of the image opportunities it creates. Though I live in a metropolis of 6+ million people, I live walking distance from the shores of one of the Great Lakes which is wondrously transformed when it gets ravaged by Ole Man Winter. Here is a sample of a few of the images I've taken while wearing 2 pairs of sock, long johns and two winter coats.
    And here is a link to a gallery of more: Search: 2019polarvortex | Flickr

    NOTE - clicking on an image will show a larger version.

    Stay warm my friends. Pray for more chilling temperatures and embrace winter!

    [​IMG]Icy lily paddies forming in Lake Ontario under the polar vortex - Kew Beach, Toronto by Phil Marion, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Centre Island pier and the polar vortex by Phil Marion, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Frozen in time - Lake Ontario [1 minute long exposure] by Phil Marion, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Natural ice sculptures - Ashbriges Bay by Phil Marion, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Patterns of Kew Beach by Phil Marion, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Dusk at Balmy Beach - Toronto by Phil Marion, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Fun at the beach...in February - Woodbine, Kew and Balmy Beaches in Toronto by Phil Marion, on Flickr


     
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    Beautifully chilling set of photographs! Thanks for sharing them.
     
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    Those are great shots.
     
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    Beautiful shots indeed! How do you keep your camera gear from fogging and freezing up in those temperatures?
     
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    Especially loved 'frozen in time'. Great set.
     
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    Great set, #2 & #3 are my stand out favourites...
     
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    Great set of images, love all of them and hard to pick a favourite.
     
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    Very good set of images...
     
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    Batteries lose their charge quickly in the cold so I carry 2 spare batteries in my pants pockets.....the gear would fog up only when moving suddenly in to a warm environment so I keep the camera in my camera bag when I return home until it has warmed up gradually ( I wait 3-4 hours). I'll remove the CF card before entering the house
     
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    I highly recommend following Phil's link, some gorgeous work. :)
     
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    Chilling set, Phil! All the photos are so beautiful! That night scene photo is my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful photos! :1247:
     

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