Winter is not my favourite time of year, and that gets more true with every year that passes. However, for the Photographer, winter offers up visual treasures that you simply don't see at any other time. Ice and snow can provide very interesting photo opportunities, combined with the fact that you don't need to get up as early, or go to bed as late in order to get the best lighting, or to see the most spectacular sunrise / sunsets. I just got a roll of film out of my "lowly" Pentax Zoom-90 yesterday, and was treated to many nice wintry delights.
This is the Dorchester Penitentiary in a snowstorm. Normally, if you are caught taking pictures on the prison grounds, the outdoor patrol will zoom over quickly and take away your camera. However, I took my chances, with the flash turned on to really light up the fat snowflakes. I'm really surprised that my flash wasn't noticed from the Guard Tower. I really love the eerie green from the Sodium Vapour lights as captured on daylight film.
Also taken in West Sackville (on another day), this is an interesting shot of how a pile of sand and blowing snow can mix together to form what looks like a nice pudding. This time, I happened to have my "new" Rebel T3i in the car, along with the Zoom 90. I can never resist comparing film and digital, so see for yourself: