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First Snowfall in Bracebridge

I went to a friend’s house in Muskoka last night for dinner and by the time I left the snow was coming down pretty good. It was so beautiful last night. I could have taken many pictures but the snow was blowing and it would have been hard to get a good one because a long exposure was needed.

When I got up in the wee hours of the morning to go to the loo, I glanced outside and the snow had stopped and we received a substantial amount for what I consider, the first snowfall of the season. Back into my warm bed I tossed and turned for an hour or so knowing that I should be out making photographs.

You know when you’re laying in bed and you’re struggling to get up and there’s a point where you all of a sudden jump out? That’s what I did. I got dressed, grabbed my camera and tripod and explained to my husband what I was doing at that time in the morning (a Sunday morning at that).

There really was only one spot I wanted to go because it wasn’t even 6:00am when I left the house and I just wanted to snap a few, not make a morning of it. The Bracebridge falls are lit up right now, and with the reflection of the fresh fallen snow it was beautiful!

The dam building and the falls were constantly changing colour because of the lights, so I’d wait to try and get a few of the different colours.

So beautiful! I tried to get a shot without the weir, but I didn’t want to back up any further because I’d fall in. Sorry for the water spots. The water is rushing through here like crazy and the mist is unavoidable.

It’s hard to step away from this shot of the falls, but I looked around and saw a few other cool pictures.

See the line of blue and red light on the road? The snowplows were everywhere!

I had to take a few more of the building because covered in snow, it was stunning!

And… my favourite shot of the morning.

It’s so hard to get up this early and go from a warm, cozy bed out into the cold, but most times it’s totally worth it!

 

5 thoughts on “First Snowfall in Bracebridge”

  1. These are beautiful images! I still haven’t gotten to the point where I can crawl out of a cozy bed to capture anything. We have some pretty amazing sunrises in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but I’ve yet to climb to any of the spots that showcase it that early in the morning.. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, bedlamanddaisies! It’s so hard to get up early, but that’s some of the best light! Do you camp, maybe that would give you an opportunity to be up early to get those misty mountain shots.

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