The first blizzard of last February was kicking up with a vengeance when I found this scene. With the snow covering my glasses no small amount of the time, I had some difficulty finding my footing, as I very gingerly edged my way down the embankment to shores edge. The snow covered branches I wanted to include on the far right of this picture, was blocking the tree on the far right of the Bow bridge behind it, and that tree was equally important to me. So I risked plunking my entire left leg into the lake to get far enough over to include both. With the snow covering the water nearest the shore, looking just like the snow covering the ground, and snow on my glasses, accidentally slipping my leg into the lake was a distinct possibility. But this scene absolutely looked worth the risk - as much as I could tell given the conditions. When I went through my shots at home I was so glad I did.
I was hoping for someone to walk over the bridge that was wearing a pop of color, or holding a colorful umbrella to add to this wonderful almost monotone scene, but after waiting for almost 60 minutes the wind direction turned against me and my face, and just when someone like that showed up, the wind covered my lens with buckets of snow. So these shots were the best I could capture. Still I was very happy with them none the less.
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