Whistler: A Trip For Snow

Posted on 1st March 2012 in adventure, nature, wandering

To long ago now, I headed up to Whistler for a day of snow in search of snowy trees with my good friend Baron. It had snowed all night before we left, overcast was we were on our way, then started snowing as we came to an end in Whistler. I think we found snow.. but we also lost a lens. Near the end of the day, I was tramping through the snow to get the ones of the river, and for some funny reason the mechanism within Baron’s lens got stuck on extended. Big bummer.

At any rate, we made it there and back safe, and that’s what count, and I don’t think I gave Baron a reason to hold onto the “Holy Fuck” bars as we barreled down the highway…

This was an outdoor shoot, so I knew that no artificial light would be needed. I packed my trusty wide angle [12-24 Tokina] and my 50mm [Canon f/1.8] with my Canon T1i body to do the deeds.

At one point when I was starting taking photographs, I was wondering how safe it was to take my camera out into the cold. I asked one man, Jack Brauer, an amazing scenery/mountain photographer if it was ok to take the gear out in weather conditions. He told me that in the many many years he’s been taking photographs, he hasn’t lost a camera due to the cold weather conditions. He said Ned, I use a Lowepro bag, and all is good. So, that’s what I went and bought the next day, which I still use to this day… though I should put out the disclaimer that Baron also had a Lowepro when his lens died.

At any rate, this is where we explored and photographed.

 

 

 

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