DescriptionThis photo was a lot harder to get than I thought it would be. The frozen bit of the stream in the foreground was quite rotten and made really suspicious sounding creaks and bangs when I stepped on it. I was using a wide-angle lens, so to get the image I wanted, I had to get quite close which meant taking my chances with the rotten ice. I attached my camera to the tripod then slid it slowly out onto the ice. I took a few big gulps of air (to try to make myself as light as possible, of course) then slid one foot out onto the ice, the rest of me planted firmly on the frozen shore. I took another deep breath then slid my back foot forward a few inches. I could just barely reach the camera to focus it, but it was enough! Oddly, looking at the photo the stream only looks a few inches deep so perhaps I was more than a little paranoid at the time.
Teryn Robinson, Calgary Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement As a landscape photographer, I'm interested in promoting the conservation and preservation of the natural world. I strive to create photos that make the viewer want to renew their connection with their environment. The inspirations for my work are the amazing landscapes that surround me, from the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean.
I'm also very interested in experimenting with different photographic mediums. Digital photography, medium format film, and polaroid instant film create a huge stylistic spectrum.
Photography means the world to me and I'm so grateful to be able to share that with others. I want to take a chance to thank you all for your support and allowing me to do what I love.