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Photography Essentials: Waiting for the Light by David Noton

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Ice

Where I live in southwest England, it has to be said, winters are a sad disappointment. Grey, windy and wet – they’ll never catch on. I grew up in Canada, and childhood memories are of a winter wonderland between November and April. I miss those crisp snowy days with the fresh snow hanging from the trees in sparkling winter light – I just don’t get enough of them photographically. I took them for granted back in Ontario; I’d give my eye-teeth for a few of them every winter now. So, the only answer is to head north, or back to Canada.

Of course like all environments there are some particular challenges to working in icy climes. I’m not your grandmother so I won’t implore you to wrap up warmly, but it goes without saying that if you’re not prepared ...

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