For five months I have given myself a project of photographing the watershed of a small stream called Piper Creek, which flows through Red Deer County and then into the city of Red Deer. It's a small watershed of only 80-100 square kilometers. It's easy for me to get to and limits where I can roam!
I've driven virtually every road in the area many times and, depending on conditions or lighting, have come to realize when certain situations lend themselves to interesting imagery. This day was just such a day. It was extremely cold, snowing and windy with the temperature around the -30C with the windchill. It was very near a whiteout. These are the sorts of days I can't resist heading out as many scenes take on a drama that is extraordinary compared to a bright and sunny day.
Needless to say, I made every attempt to isolate the image in my head before jumping out of my car to make the image. This was meant to be a test roll, and thankfully it was a successful one, in a newly acquired Nikon L35AF camera. I had loaded it with a roll of Agfa Vista Plus 200. There are not many controls on this camera, so I simply adjusted the ISO to 100 to prevent underexposure in the bright conditions. I clambered through some drifts of snow in the ditch and isolated this beautiful delicate scene. The image was then converted to a b&w image in post.