Photographer's Note

Taken on the the northern banks of the Ottawa River on my recent trip to the Canadian capital. The river at this point was only part frozen, with ice stretching out from the banks but the main flow free of ice. Only a little bit further downstream than this the river was completely frozen over (I'll upload one of these later in the week).

I wanted to slow the shutter speed down further than I managed, in an attempt to get more of a mist on the water, but it was quite a bright day made worse by light reflections off the ice and water. Despite this, I quite like the ever so slightly wispy look to the water.

The light was actually quite difficult to manage as the sun was fairly low in the sky, and it was a very windy day so the movement of the clouds made for constantly changing light levels. All of this made it difficult to get the exposure right, and I never seemed to have the right grad in at the right time! "Just wait for the right moment" I here you cry, but it was bitterly cold and I'm just not dedicated enough for too long at -16 deg celsius!

Let me know what you think!


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