Whiteout Condition

Nikon D800, 1/500 sec., f/4.0, ISO100, 200mm
Nikon D800, 1/500 sec., f/4.0, ISO100, 200mm

It’s amazing what photographers will do to get that golden shot. Whether it’s waking up at 5 in the morning for that sunrise shot, or precariously balancing on ledges or rocks to get that vantage point, or simply going out in the worst weather possible, we do it all for the sake of taking pictures.

I hate to say it, but it’s almost akin to smokers who brave the cold, freezing weather outside, just so they can take a smoke. Yeah.

The day I took this photo above, there was a rather heavy snowfall. It was so heavy at times that visibility was left to a minimum. I had to run errands that day, so I figured I’d stop by the Scarborough Bluffs anyway since it was one of the places I’ve been meaning to get to this winter season. Little did I know that even though I had no problems getting down here, my car would almost get stuck at the bottom of the hill because of the extreme incline and the amount of snowfall. After some slipping and sliding, I plowed my way up that hill while saying goodbye to those cars who decided to sit it out by the sidelines.

As for my photos of the Scarborough Bluffs? Sadly, with this weather, you could barely see the cliffside, making this shoot almost a complete bust. I’m not sure if this photo above was worth all the trouble, but I did end up getting some interesting shots with my iPhone though. Was it worth almost getting stuck at the bottom of the hill though? Hmm…

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