LOL! Well it wasn't as bad as many places in the world get but it was cold to us the unaccustomed snow brought down a lot of tree branches which brought down a lot of power lines and we were without electricity for about 12 hours...and no wood burning stove or fireplace...
It was snowing really hard - and I'm a Southern California girl!! So while I have a wonderful Nikon there was NO WAY I was taking it out in the snow LOL - I have, and used, a little waterproof Olympus...it does well for somethings but I didn't do all I could have to make this the best it could be. For instance I could have put it on a tripod, or I could have taken another shot when the snow had stopped but I was too cold! But I like what the snapshot became
And speaking of snow - I just checked where you're from - Seattle's been getting COLD weather!! Most of my relatives are in the Seattle area, and my best friend from Southern CA just moved to Port Angeles so I keep an eye on your weather
haha, yeah it snowed all this week! It was AMAZING! We have La Nina coming in this year "arctic storm" thing. Gonna' be a BIG year. Last time La Nina rolled around, we had feet apon feet of snow, and the ski lifts were burried. DO you know how tall those things are? Burried. Nuts. We'll see how it goes. hahaha.
And I figure for a photo, it's worth being freezing for 20 minutes. I just put a pot of hot water on for cocoa or apple cider for when I come in. I bundle up and I'm set. Also, umbrellas are a big help to protect your equipment.
I remember living in -25 degree Celsius weather in Canada, and still going for nature walks to find photo opportunities. lol. It was WORTH the frost. Plus the walk kept me warm enough. Just kept moving, and making noise so hunters wouldn't shoot me like a deer. HAHAHA (Sadly all those pictures were on my old computer that was robbed, and so I lost them all before I had a chance to edit and make them 100%.)
I understand about "suffering for your art" LOL but part of the problem was we were without power - and we have no wood stove so no way to get warm! We got a generator after that
Good idea about the umbrella - with a tripod...I did get brave in the rain last month with one and realized it would have been easier.
Ekk - a buried ski lift - almost incomprehensible!
Having spent my half century in Southern California where cold was 40F, I can not even fathom -25C This photo was taken during our 2nd winter here and it had only snowed once before...now we're starting our 3rd winter (east of Sacramento) and have acclimated a bit...
Oh man! No power/freezing is NOT worth it. haha. You'd get hypothermia. Not awesome.
And yeah, I didn't know at the time temperatures like that were possible to stay alive in. HAAHah. That much below freezing?! Yikes. It was definately an adventure. We'd run from building to building at the school. hahaha. (if it wasn't icy.) And we literally sat on top of the fireplace. HAHAHa. Good times.
Living in a place that is built for the cold (like living where it is very warm) helps a lot - this particular house is not well insulated so when we get beyond the normal temperature ranges we feel it...
It is a wonderul tree It is in my "front" yard up on a hill...I can see it from my home office window and there's always something interesting about it! There's a family of acorn woodpeckers that have hollowed out lots of nesting cavities and are always swooping and chattering (they're a very social family group) and the local mule deer love to graze on the grass and fallen acorns so we often have them up there too - as many as 7 at a time!! But usually just a mama and her baby