Breaking the cold record


So, it’s official. February 2015 was not only record-breakingly cold… it was the coldest month in Toronto in recorded history. I feel like we all deserve T-shirts to commemorate this, though it hardly seems worth celebrating. A few weekends ago it was actually minus 40, that strange zone where both Fahrenheit and Celsius will say the same thing, and you could actually watch the lake effect from my apartment.


That stuff that looks like steam rising upwards? That’s snow, coming downwards over Rochester. Crazy, right?

But of course, if you are a photographer then this is a completely different deal. Last weekend Tito and I drove out to Niagara Falls in the morning (the emptiest I’ve ever seen it) and shot the incredible ice and snow formations that now lie at the bottom of the the waterfall with the highest flow rate in the world. Because, despite that volume, it was frozen.

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Both sides looked extraordinary, but I especially enjoyed the American side which had these giant ice boulders at the bottom. I also love that sculpted ice structure at the bottom of the horseshoe falls, looks like another world!