WINTERLUDE my first winter shoot

posted on 31st of january, 2011

dancing in the snow,
parents racing their children against other parents in sleigh race,
tobaganning down the ski slope with a giant rubber tire,
police on horse back ,
daddy piggybacking two kids breathing vapor watching no doubt
mommy racing sleigh ,etc..

they all look like fun , don't they?
but no one knows that I was freezing my you know what off , being a summer person, and worst, my naked hands were freezing from taking the shots.
i was dressed very warmly with layers from new winter clothings I got as Christmas presents from my best friend.
and i was famished with only a cup of coffee and some dried ginger for breakfast, or rather brunch.
i slept in from working with my photos till 3 am the night, or rather the morning before, but i wasn't going to let this festival passed me by as i missed it last winter.

i am by nature , and by training, an events photographer. i love editorials, it was my very first job as a freelance photographer ions ago when i first graduated from NYI.

It was so good shooting people; with my camera that is.
I shoot people for fun and money, lol..
yes, that is the name of my blog when I was working as a contributor to the local newspaper in Halifax.

And how I love shooting people for fun and money!!!
I just wish I was famous enough and earn more money so I can afford a space heater or a photo assistant who will tag along with me carrying a portable heater while I shoot outdoors in this frigid Montreal winter.

Mais Oui, the winter is Montreal is frigging cold . You're better off in an ice box than outdoors during this season.

And how my heart longs for Spring. One more month to go with this double digit below zero celsuis daily ordeal.
Oh come soon Spring !!! Go away Old Man Winter !!!

You can see how cold it was from the vapor coming out of the horse's nostril, or the breath of the daddy carrying his babies.

Comments (16)

Posted by Shopartgallerycom on February 04, 2011
Wonderful pictures!
Posted by Scottysally2 on February 03, 2011
Great pictures, and great day out! :)
Posted by Karenkh on February 03, 2011
Nicely done. It sure looks like a lot of fun!
Posted by Trottola on February 03, 2011
Great pictures, congratulations! I wish you many sales!
Posted by Thanatonautii on February 01, 2011
Those are great photos! Congratulations! I love winter! Is the best season in my opinion! :)
Good luck!
Posted by Aginger on February 01, 2011
Great scenes!
Posted by Keki on February 01, 2011
fantastic work :) thanks for sharing.
Posted by FabioConcetta on February 01, 2011
Good work to describe your first winter!
Posted by Mariaam on February 01, 2011
You have made great winter photos! Cool! :)
Posted by Elianehaykal on February 01, 2011
Very cold-inducing photos but all the white makes up for it :D Great blog & great title "Winterlude" :)
Posted by Noonie on January 31, 2011
I like it, also, but don't do as much as I want to :( I don't drink Bourbon but maybe if I started I'd get more interesting images! I have a couple under review right now and did hike 6 miles, in deep snow, up a mountain and back to get this one #17871533 Maybe I'd be a good assistant ;)
Posted by Irisangel on January 31, 2011
Wonderful shots, congratulations.
Posted by Mani33 on January 31, 2011
Great work Mat! Best of luck my friend! :)
Posted by Rigsby8131 on January 31, 2011
Great photos!!! I hope you get many sales.

Best wishes
Posted by Picstudio on January 31, 2011
Lovely pics.
Posted by Lcjtripod on January 31, 2011
I like winter shooting! Keep your camera under your coat to avoid fogging the lens and wear long legged underwear! A little burbon whisky in a flask helps! :)

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