Year in Photos – Week 8

It’s been a busy week, but I still managed to get one shot per day. The weather has started to improve, so I was able to spend a lot more time outside on the ski trails, which meant more iPhone pictures.

February 15, 2021

In recognition of National Flag Day here in Canada, I hoped to get a picture of a flag waving in the wind.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/1600 – ISO 200

The only one I could find was a tattered one riding a slight breeze.

February 16, 2021

We’ve had a pretty snowy winter so far, but last night was the biggest dumping of the season. With 20-25cm of snow, we are having a hard time finding a place to put it.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 15mm – f4.0 – 1/1000 – ISO 200

The snowbank beside our walkway is nearing five feet in height, and with more snow in the forecast, I fully expect this to get even higher.

February 17, 2021

The dog walks seem to be a good opportunity to find something new to photograph.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – f5.6 – 1/320 – ISO 200

The texture of these tall grasses caught my eye and are a nice contrast to harshness of snow and bare trees.

February 18, 2021

Another great day for skiing. I’m really enjoying the opportunities to get on the trails this winter, but this makes me think about camping.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/750 – ISO 25

The picnic tables are stacked near the campground, waiting for spring and camping season to arrive.

February 19, 2021

More snow today and more great ski conditions. I’m finding my iPhone is far easier to carry on the ski trails instead of the DSLR.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/3500 ISO 25

I love how the snow coats the branches of the conifers and this angle makes you think of a deep woods setting.

February 20, 2021

Today my wife completed her walk for the Coldest Night of the Year and I joined her for the first part of the walk on the trails. The trails were mostly soft snow, so it was tough going.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 18mm – f3.5 – 1/1600 – ISO 200

This particular stand of young trees was windblown by the recent snow, giving a unique view of the forest.

February 21, 2021

I rounded off the week with a 12.6 km ski in near perfect conditions. Although it was quite busy on the trails today, it was worth it.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/6900 – ISO 25

Just like the sign says, I totally recommend getting out for a ski or snowshoe this season, before things warm up.


  1. Evange

    February 20 strand of naked trees shivering in the cold. Nice photo Joel!

  2. Susan Arthurs

    Great photos, Joel! I especially like the Snow on the Trees one on February 19th.

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