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An intimate landscape of an old tree covered in rime ice at Wascana Trails, Saskatchewan

Shine – 2023

Several years ago, Saskatchewan experienced several days of freezing fog in a row that covered the landscape with a few inches of rime ice. At the time, things were busy, and I didn’t take advantage of the conditions as much as I should have. Since then, I resolved that if something like that happened again, I would drop everything and enjoy the conditions as much as possible.

In January of 2023, these conditions finally reappeared. Most of the province was blanketed with freezing fog for nearly two weeks. Some days it was lighter than others, but the freezing fog added rime ice to the landscape each day. Having very little success at capturing rime ice at Wascana Trails due to its seeming inability to ever get freezing fog, that was the first location I explored. I tried to capture this little scene earlier in the morning, but it appeared flat without any light in the scene; it lacked any depth. After some time exploring further, the light broke through and I raced back to this scene to take advantage of a fleeting moment when the scene was bathed in the glorious morning light.

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