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    Posted: 12 February 2019 at 11:17
Well... I took so many photos today I thought I had enough decent shots for an Open Views post. Its not often we get "real" winter - as in snow that actually stays on the ground long enough to have to shovel, or that you can play in. Might have another day of it... but by Friday it will likely be gone.

This is of course my Zachary, and his playmate "Kate" and her mom. Unfortunately, my wife was working. Me... I got a "snow day".

All shots with Sony A99ii and Minolta 80-200/2.8 HS G.

Hope some make you smile....

Very best regards

Mike

Some open larger... some don't.

1. Kate was upset here because Zach did not want to hold her.



2. But he relented for the next run....


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4.


Eating Snow is always a favourite pastime.
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8. At first Zach needed help up the "hill" but soon he was pulling his snow disc up himself.


9. Snow discs also make handy "snow umbrellas".


10.


11.


Zach and I went out earlier - but it was blowing a bit so we were not out long.

12. Considering a return.


13. Almost Home


14. Time to go in







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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2019 at 11:56
That looks fun Mike.
NOt much snow here either, so I have to grab them the opportunity
Some good catches along there
I like #2 #10 and #13 best (very central though )
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What a delightful set. Beautiful images capturing some precious moments, obviously enjoyed.
##4, 7 and 9 are my favourites, but hard to single any out really.
From Melbourne, a city where it never snows, it all looks like so much fun.
A pleasure to share from afar.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2019 at 19:36
Great images Mike!
I can "feel" their joy, pure joy of being out and having fun with snow. I can remember all of this as a kid (sometimes as adult as well ).
Pink noses and cheeks, eating snow, getting uphill with other kids, ahhh.
There was always lots of kids outside playing with each other. Great, great memories.
You captured this joy very well in Kate's "sour" face in #1 or Zachary's facial expression in #2 or Kate's happiness in #3 and #4 (and her mom as well - adults enjoy this the same as kids do ) or images with "snow umbrellas" really show kids happiness and joy in simple activities with white stuff. Last 3 images of returning home are also good from photographic point of view but they have different feeling from the rest because who wants to go back home where there is no snow?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2019 at 11:14
Excellent images, you got it right with the title, looks like a good day out! I especially like the sled shots, #2 for the expression and #4 is one to treasure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 February 2019 at 16:58
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

That looks fun Mike.
NOt much snow here either, so I have to grab them the opportunity
Some good catches along there
I like #2 #10 and #13 best (very central though )

It WAS fun Domien! Thanks much for stopping in. :) 13 is indeed central and something I have been doing more of lately - quite on purpose. :)


Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

What a delightful set. Beautiful images capturing some precious moments, obviously enjoyed.
##4, 7 and 9 are my favourites, but hard to single any out really.
From Melbourne, a city where it never snows, it all looks like so much fun.
A pleasure to share from afar.

Thanks Joe! I don't much miss Ontario winters.... but THIS, this weather in particular, I miss and welcome the rare time it comes here to Victoria! Its just lovely when its only a couple degrees below freezing and coming down with no wind. :)))



Originally posted by svjetlana svjetlana wrote:

Great images Mike!
I can "feel" their joy, pure joy of being out and having fun with snow. I can remember all of this as a kid (sometimes as adult as well ).
Pink noses and cheeks, eating snow, getting uphill with other kids, ahhh.
There was always lots of kids outside playing with each other. Great, great memories.
You captured this joy very well in Kate's "sour" face in #1 or Zachary's facial expression in #2 or Kate's happiness in #3 and #4 (and her mom as well - adults enjoy this the same as kids do ) or images with "snow umbrellas" really show kids happiness and joy in simple activities with white stuff. Last 3 images of returning home are also good from photographic point of view but they have different feeling from the rest because who wants to go back home where there is no snow?

Being from Ontario I have all those memories you mention and I was reminded of yesterday. THIS sort of weather is SO much fun for kids - and adults as you rightly point out! Shooting snow play is as much fun as playing yourself in it because there is SO much emotion to catch! The last three images are indeed very different and I hesitated including them - possibly should have just put them in themed views or something. They were earlier on a walk with Zach when it was a bit blowy actually - not as much fun for a 3yo. Thanks much for your comments Svjetlana !


Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

Excellent images, you got it right with the title, looks like a good day out! I especially like the sled shots, #2 for the expression and #4 is one to treasure.


Thanks much Simon! "Kate" and her mom will love the 8X12 I plan on printing for them I am sure. I wish I got one like that of MY fam! But, alas schedules did not permit.


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For me, its the snow itself falling heavily through all the action and emotion that really makes the images. But then, I believe this is the first time I have been lucky enough to have camera, subjects and action at hand when the snow is falling like this! So rare in Victoria!

We are pretty well buried out here in the burbs with our street not even cleared yet. Schools closed now for the third day in a row today. I have not worked this week yet - waiting on whether I will be working yet today for my afternoon shift. There is a good foot or more of snow burying everything which is nothing for most places in Canada, but here that is enough to pretty much shut down the city - we simply do not have the snow removal capacity! LOL

Yesterday we got out as a family and my wife and the boys went sledding for their first time. I am working on those pics now and will add a few of them. Not magical conditions like those above, but I hope to have a couple worthy shots. God knows I shot enough.

Gratitude and Regards


Mike

Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 13 February 2019 at 17:02
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Great series Mike! TFS
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