Playing around on the frozen waters of Abraham Lake in -10 degree weather. Definitely type 2 fun ❄️. Shot with the @canonusa EOS 5D Mark IV and my go to lens- the 16-35mm 2.8 USM L III. It’s always tricky shooting close ups of people on a wide angle but that’s all I do with this lens.. The BTS film of this trip is on my YouTube channel- link in profile.
Dusk patrol with local big wave cinematographer and all around badass @ryan.moss. He recently completed a four day traverse of the island of Oahu via some of its gnarliest ridges and came out with two broken ribs and a wild story to tell..
The Smith brothers waiting out the surf this morning.. (There’s a third brother but he was busy running their coffee shack) Spending time with these three has opened my eyes on the surf culture. Just like in other sports, they spend most of the year chasing “the wave” in the most exotic spots in the world..
Surfing Alberta. Every afternoon the dam upstream opens and the river picks up flow. The result is this wave, which the landlocked locals have called “widow maker”. It’s below freezing, ice is on the banks of the river and yet surf is up!
Massive blocks of ice adrift on Flathead Lake.. Throughout the winter this corner of Montana is constantly flirting with freezing and melting. One day the lake freezes, the next it begins to thaw. This was the most unexpected thing for us when we moved here two years ago. I couldn’t ask for a better place to live, I’m a sucker for change..
Up in the air for first light, braving the morning thermal currents in the heli.. I got so cold that after 45mn of doors off flying I couldn’t shoot anymore. Most of my right hand got so numb that I had to sit on it to try and warm it up . So I just hung in the harness and enjoyed the views.
Night ice climbing missions in Maligne Canyon. I love photographing places at night, you don’t have to plan for great light, you can just bring LED panels and build it. Grateful to have people around who enjoy spending half the night into a cold dark canyon playing with ice.
Back at it this morning in the Canadian Rockies with an ice cold sunrise at 8000ft. I flew over this same mountain range just four months ago in the fall and I must confess: it has way more character in its winter attire.
North America on the left, Europe on the right. Free diving at the Silfra rift in Iceland, right in between where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. 2 degree water so pure you could drink straight out of. Just another day in Iceland with @jaegerlecoultre and their new Polaris watch. I’ll be posting the behind the scenes film of this entire shoot tomorrow on my YouTube.. #JLCPolaris#JaegerLeCoultre#JLCSIHH