A Photo In The Life Of

A Photo In the Life Of is a weekly photo blog written by Larry Lewis. Topics include photo opportunities, past and present, product reviews and other topics of interest to photographers and photo lovers.

Urbex and the Ice Storm

A friend and fellow photographer, Mark Ferguson,  posted a pic on Facebook  from the Christmas 2013 ice storm.  I can hardly believe it has been a year. 

Our house, was without power for about 3 1/2 days, cable was out for about 1 week and our land line phone was out for about 2 weeks.  It was cold and miserable.  We did have some heat from our fire place which is more than many had.  

My house in darkness, with  a plume of steam from the fireplace.

My house in darkness, with  a plume of steam from the fireplace.

Our older trees that grew in our yards and lined our streets that usually gave such comfort and enjoyment turned into things to be feared due to falling ice and limbs.  

Some that may read this may smirk a little.  Conditions that faced us in Toronto and elsewhere during this short period is a natural occurrence in many parts of our country and to a greater extent throughout the world.  But to a city culture that generally panics and calls for heads when the subway slows down this was a big deal.  Hopefully it gave us a little reality check. 

During this period I had my camera out whenever possible.  This is stating the obvious for those that know me.  Usually I have to travel to shoot urbex style but not that week!  My neighborhood transformed overnight from something I knew to something out of a Keanu Reeves Sci-Fi flic.  I haven't shared many of the pics previously that I shot during the cleanup period.  I find the photos very negative, I suppose because |'m too close to it.  

After Mark's Facebook post I got the urge to go through some of my images.  There are too many to share them all but I've selected a few from right after the storm.   I hope you enjoy them.

Next week I'll post a selection of Ice Storm images from when the sun came out and the cleanup was well under way..  

A Photo In The Life Of is a weekly PHOTO blog on LARRYLEWISPHOTO.COM.   It is an evolution of my original blog A Photo in the life of  that began in 2006.  I hope to give a little context to my photography and maybe make a few new photography friends.