N + B Winter Wedding 2014

I know we are in the thick of summer now, but nothing compares to the sparkle of fresh snow; except perhaps a bride's smile and there was lots of smiles, even a tear or two of happiness at this beautiful winter wonderland wedding near Cranbrook.

Star Dance

I traveled to Fernie late last night to meet up with fellow photographers at Hosmer just outside of Fernie. It took us a few tries to finally find a good location. With -30 degree weather, you don't realize what kind of challenge it is to photograph for over an hour in conditions like this. Typically battery life lasts me a full days worth of shooting, but in these conditions I was only able to get an hours worth.

An hour later, 112 frames snapped, numb fingers and a gimped tripod whos legs froze solid I was able to capture my very first star trail image. On the bottom right side you can see the Aurora Borealis common in high latitudes. The "Dance of the Spirits" put on a great show! I'm so glad I live where I do!