I consider myself very fortunate to have witnessed this one day phenomena this year. During an early morning walk I was pulled to the shore by the surreal noise the ice shards were transmitting. I had no other camera on me, so the iPhone “had to do” and it did nicely! I love the way it has captured the clarity of the ice. With the capability to make a short movie I didn’t hesitate to capture the movement of the ice, the noise it produced and the strong wind blowing across the water.
Several hours later I returned to the same location along Lonie’s Beach on the southern shore of Buffalo Pound Lake. The scene was much different. The wind had increased to speeds of up to 60 km/hr. Balancing in the strong wind gusts that brought tropical warmth across the waves I was able to make these images.
Our Canadian Prairie is full of such natural events – who says Saskatchewan is boring. Make sure to get off the Trans-Canada Highway now and again and ask the locals what might be happening nearby!