Last week I managed to get out the first day it snowed. It all pretty much melted later in the day but first thing in the morning provided some pretty good photo opportunities. As soon as I saw the snow, I chose to go to Centennial Park as I figured it would be a pretty location. It was about 9:30 in the morning and surprisingly, there was no one there. I saw a few tracks from earlier in the morning but I didn't see another soul the whole time I was there. It was actually kind of cool, being all alone in such a big park. Well, aside from the horses, which I stopped to talk to for a bit.
I decided to just bring my Nikon D610 and the 85mm 1.8. Even though it's a DLSR, it's an extremely light combo for what it is. I have shot at this location in general more times then I can remember due to all the portrait sessions I have done so it's always a challenge to get 'different' photos and perspectives when shooting for myself. Luckily, the grey morning and light snow helped provide some unique shots.
Most of the photos are fairly muted due to the overcast skies and snow but I did mange to capture some colour within all of that too. Not only do I try and always get some good landscape photos, I'm always looking for finer details. My absolute favourite photo of the day is one I was expecting. I saw a log pile covered with a bit of snow and took a quick photo without giving it a second thought. I didn't even review it in camera, I just moved on. When I processed the photo on my computer at home I had to do a second take, as a cute little squirrel decide to photobomb the photo. Thinking back to that moment, I remember loud chirping and the very next photo I took was actually of the same squirrel in the tree.
I finished off the walk by going up to the lookout at the top of the trail. The view from there is amazing and with all the snow covered trees it was quite beautiful. Then, as I made my way down the snowy toboggan hill towards the parking lot I made sure to turn around, which I was always try and do when going on photowalks. As I did, there was one, tall, slightly snow covered tree. It ended up being another one of my faves from the walk.
After Centennial Park I made my way to the Marina to capture some more photos. I will be making a separate post for that one shortly. There were just too many good photos from that shoot to include into one post. Thanks for viewing!