After donning a scarf, heavy coat, winter boots, and big thick mitts, I ventured out into the -20° Celsius temperatures this morning, hopped into my car and headed to work. As I turned onto the highway, I was met with a glorious sight like I have never seen before. The sun was trying to burn through the hazy sky, and like a halo around the sun a beautiful rainbow appeared spanning the highway like a tunnel. My jaw dropped, and I slammed on the brakes, pulling over to the side of the road.
Now, heavy wool mitts and cameras don’t exactly mix, so I ditched the mitts and jumped out of the car. I had a grin from ear to ear as I snapped photo after photo at various points along the highway. When I finally called it quits, I could hardly feel my fingers, and when I got back into the car my fingers burned for the rest of the drive to work while they thawed out. It was totally worth it though!! Granted, a professional photographer probably would have captured this scene far better than me, and photos can never totally do justice to what the human eye sees, but I am still really excited about the shots I got today.
In fact, when I got home tonight I was so excited that I actually sent one of my photos in to Global TV in Toronto, Ontario and to http://www.theweathernetwork.com. My photo was immediately approved on the weather network, and the weatherman on Global TV actually used my photo on the news tonight. So, needless to say, even though I am not a professional, I am a little bit proud of myself tonight. It’s really hard to choose, but here are some of my favourites. I hope you enjoy them too :).