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.
As photographed for The Canadian Press and seen in City News, Toronto Star, The Record, MSN, and BTA (via Associated Press).
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