On our way to the Dublin airport last spring we got talking to our cab driver about the weather. Ireland had a decent snow fall some weeks before, enough that in made a considerable impact on the transportation in the country. It wasn’t long before the topic of Canadian weather came up and the infamous ice storm, something our cab had never heard of, most notably, the Icestorm of 1998. The effects of its destruction could be seen for years in the trees that bared the scars of torn and broken branches that dragged down power lines and crippled the power grid in four providences for months. However, out of that damage came photos that told an incredible story of what was considered the storm of century.
While most don’t care for Icestorms, I on the other hand enjoy them for their photographic possibilities. With a little creative lighting the possibles are endless.