PEI’s First Snowstorm in 2022On January 10, 2022 by jmweb
On Friday, Prince Edward Island received our first snowstorm and it was a doozy. As someone who loves photographing the snow, I was rather happy to see a large snowfall. Not just for things like snowshoeing and skiing but for photography.
Late Friday, I had gotten some tips from some peace officers that a large number of vehicles were abandoned around the city. I was intending on heading to bed early, which failed. I made it to be at 1-2am. Four-five hours later (5am), I was back up and at em!
Step one was slightly different. I had shoveled my 15-meter driveway twice on Friday night. But when I woke up Saturday morning, it was a different story. My driveway was packed with a foot of snow. I dressed up, went outside, and cleared the driveway as quickly as possible with my trusty shovel. After clearing my driveway to the road, I had another predicament. The snowplow hadn’t cleared my road yet and there was a massive drift on the road outside my driveway.
Living on a corner lot, my driveway was about 20 meters from the road perpendicular to my road (or parallel) with my driveway. I started clearing some of the roadway. I wasn’t too worried about driving over the snow as my vehicle is typically pretty good with this. So I just “took some off the top”. Sure enough, a few minutes later I had made it over the drift and was off to the races.
Two-three minutes later, I came across my first photo.
One of the heartbreaking photographs I took was of the homeless, they were still outside waiting for the Outreach Center to open. This was with a stranded car in the foreground While you and I may have the luxury of heat, some people do not. Sadly for these people, they did not. They had nowhere to turn and were left out in the cold.