Clouds at -40 Degrees

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s with one of the slides I made a digital copy of over the Christmas period.

For anyone wondering if that’s -40 Celsius or Fahrenheit it’s both, they’re the same at -40.

This is a section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk. It was my first winter in Saskatchewan which is probably why I remember the temperature. Strangely enough, I don’t remember it feeling particularly cold but I was 22 years younger then. These days I don’t like -10°C although the damp cold in Ontario seems to chill you more than the dry cold I remember from Saskatchewan.

Throwback Thursday: 16th January 2020

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered.

My initial idea was a post about the layers of rock that forms the Niagara Escarpment.

Then I thought about some of the photos of layered clouds and changed direction.

Layered clouds over Chantry Island and its lighthouse on Lake Huron, Ontario in the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Layered


Layered clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario at sunrise in the summer.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.


Layered clouds over a frozen marsh at dusk, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.

Frozen marsh at dusk.


Layered clouds over a frozen section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.

October Squares: A Variety of Lines at -40 degrees

This is my contribution to day 19 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

Lines of cloud, a horizon line and reeds forming lines. A frozen section of marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the winter.

For anyone wondering if it was -40° Celsius or Fahrenheit it was both as they are the same at -40.

October Squares: A Variety of Lines at -40 degrees


I had a few ideas for the One Word Sunday challenge Luck.

Some lucky wildlife encounters, some lucky weather conditions. Then I remembered this shot. Taken in the late summer of 1985 after spending part of the summer in southern Ontario shooting wildlife, landscape and travel photos for photo libraries.

I wasn’t expecting anything of this shot, or the others from the evening. I was simply using up the roll of Kodachrome in the camera prior to taking all my exposed film to the Kodachrome lab in Toronto the next day. In the end it was included in a set of shots in a photography magazine that published a portfolio of my work a couple of years later.

A section of the Georgian Bay shoreline at dusk.

One Word Sunday: Luck


July Squares: Ice Blue at -40 degrees.

A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue photo challenge.

Just in case anyone is wondering if that’s -40° Celsius or Fahrenheit, it’s both. When you get down to -40° it’s the same.

I picked this shot because this part of Ontario is under a heat warning with temperatures in the 30s with the humidity making it feel like the 40s.

A frozen section of marsh at dusk. Part of Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

A dusk at-40°.