I have a whole series of photos taken over two days in the Kootenays. It was actively snowing the first day, and on the second day there’s a lot of aftermath photos. The Kootenays aren’t quite as cold as central Alberta, but you do get a hell of a lot more snow because you’re literally in the mountains.

Despite growing up where I have, I’m not a fan of winter and cold. Give me a balmy 0C and rain all winter and I’m happy. -20 to -30 and I avoid the outdoors like the plague. And don’t give me that “it’s a dry cold!” crap. -20 is -20 no matter how dry it is.

But there is something about capturing snow in black and white that I really like. Especially because it’s the polar (heh) opposite of what I normally take photos of, which is bright saturated colours and sunny days.

What is in this photo hasn’t hit us yet, but it’ll come. Until then I feel really drawn to looking at these photos lately, so maybe I’ll post the whole series. I’m sure once we actually get hit with the snow I’ll be a lot less into reliving when I was walking around and taking these. But I am hoping to get some more nice snow photos this winter.