As November takes hold in Canada, the clocks rewind one hour and darkness falls long before dinner. The cold winter nights bring lower temperatures and ice is once again a permanent part of our landscape.
Yesterday I made a short three hour circuit around Kananaskis looking for icy opportunities. Early in the season the ice is a welcome change, not so much after four more months of it.
One of my first shots of a successful day was this icicle chandelier at the north end of Barrier Lake, sitting above a burnt umber driftwood log it provided a beautiful foreground to the stark frame of Mt Baldy in the distance.
I actually ended up getting a good soaking from a heavy spray of freezing cold water thanks to the wind driven waves. A negative thing perhaps, but without the spray this chandelier wouldn't exist so I'll take my soaking like a man and move on.
Expect to see more icy landscapes in the months ahead as we move into winter, isn't change a wonderful thing.