Ste. Marie I – Boat Photography
The wintertime waterfront is always fascinating, and no two scenes are ever the same winter to winter, year to year. The light is different and even the snow is different. People are always going for a stroll along the waterfront, even in winter and especially when the sun is out. On this occasion though I managed to get a quick moment when no-one was in sight. Boats are usually associated with summer cruises on the lake a reason why I love making photographs of them in a completely different setting – covered with snow and usually anchored in the frozen lake until a thaw sets in. The undisturbed snow on the boat the bollards and side of the path was beautiful. Boats in winter always remind me of waiting for sunny days when they can sail away into the sunshine of a warm summer. In this shot I also wanted to capture the perspective of a cold, crisp morning walk along the harbourfront in winter. As you can see from the footprints on the cleared path, many others had the same idea.