Hello! So first of all I would like to apologise for not updating my blog after my Canada trip! I have been busy working on several projects at the same time.
My major second year project has taken a lot of my time recently which is based around the red fox, but more on that one later! I have also been doing research into timelapse photography since my girlfriend gave me an intervelometer for my birthday. Timelapse photography requires massive amounts of patience but the fantastic night sky Cornwall has to offer makes it all worth while.
So first of all here are some shots to wrap up my Northern Canadian adventure!
It really was that cold, here’s a video of me doing the old trick of turning boiling water into snow:
One of the highlights of the trip for me was the ice falls walk – a snow shoe trek to one of the most spectacular sites I’ve ever seen and one of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten!
At this point my camera’s memory card was having a hard time coping with the extreme cold. Something I have never witnessed before happened where the data couldn’t write itself to the memory card fast enough. My Canon 500D Paige was using also felt the cold where the standard 18-55mm lens stopped auto focusing, mind you it was a brisk -35.
Walking on the frozen Hay River up to the falls was a privilege and not for the faint-hearted – as the river freezes the top layer of ice forms a crust over the running water below, as the river stops flowing further upstream, caverns can open up underneath the thinner parts of ice.
I can honestly say that this was the wildest and most incredible place I’ve ever been. After the long trek back a burger and hot chocolate in a truck stop diner was the answer!