As chance would have it, we had another cold day in Ottawa a few days after my previous outing. It wasn't quite as cold this time; only -22 degrees Celsius (-32C with the wind chill). For something different, I decided to go to Hog's Back Falls to see how it looked in these conditions. After shooting there for a while I went back to Bate Island to see how much had changed since my previous visit.
Hogs Back Falls are centrally located in Ottawa. They are part of the Rideau River that bisects the city. I've shot there many times at different times of the year, and they are a popular venue for photographers. On this chilly morning, there were a couple of other photographers there, and a few others walking or skiing. As expected, there was a nice mist rising into the icy air.
After that, I went back to Bate Island in the middle of the Ottawa River. What a difference a few days made! I was still able to find a few interesting shots, but nothing like the magical environment earlier in the week.
Winter is a great time for photography, but the season is frustratingly short. The large temperature swings that Ottawa experiences don't help either. Beautiful one day and slushy the next. But the great days when they come can be spectacular. This was a good outing; not great, but satisfying even so.