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Here is an image I took at the very beginning of the year. To say it was a cold morning is an understatement. Two pairs of gloves plus hand warmers just didn’t do much at all. This is a 4 image stitch, probably the most challenging stitch i’ve had to do yet. Trying to set up and reel off the 4 shots with bulky gloves on in ridiculously low temperatures was a task. I lasted all of about 15 minutes out on the frozen lake until my hands became ice blocks.

 Then came the fun part. Getting back to my car. As I was trying to scurry as quick as I could across the ice one of the cleats came off my boot. Great! Walking on this ice without cleats is almost impossible, as you can see in this image it is not exactly flat. Whether I fell over or not I will leave that up to you.

Aussies should stay off the ice.



14 responses

  1. truenorthmark

    Great image Luke and I am betting you fell over eh!

    Now that is seriously cold! We skied Vail at -20 and that was cold enough!

    May 6, 2010 at 6:21 am

  2. Great shot Luke. Love the contrast in colour between the ice and the sunrise. Having lived in Canada for a while i also bet you fell.

    May 7, 2010 at 5:43 am

  3. Fabulous shot Luke, awesome colour too.
    15 degrees is cool enough.

    May 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm

  4. having struggled shooting in temperatures in the minor minuses quite a few times I can’t imagine how tough it would have been for you to get this shot!
    what an intriguing image though, well done 🙂

    May 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

  5. Luke Austin

    Thanks for the comments guys. It’s a shame I did not get to shoot more of the location, it’s an amazing place.

    May 8, 2010 at 3:38 am

  6. Fantastic shot as usual Luke! I can just imagine the mission back to the car, I feel for you mate! But it was very much worth it 🙂

    May 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

  7. Nice one Man! never shot in the cold like that must be tough!

    May 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

  8. MatthewSaul

    well worth the effort Luke, absolutely awesome shot!!

    May 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm

  9. Creation Photography

    Beautiful colors and great contrast between the blue ice and pink sky and as cold as it was Luke remember “its all about the shot” haha

    May 10, 2010 at 5:55 am

  10. Excellent Luke.

    May 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

  11. Excdlent job Luke.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm

  12. Tony Middleton

    That sounds freezing to say the least ! Stunning colour palette in this one Luke 🙂

    May 11, 2010 at 5:49 am

  13. Mad bugger !, The photo was worth it though.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:13 am

  14. Love those colours! Amazing work once again Luke

    May 23, 2010 at 6:57 am

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