A North American expression used to describe a snow condition where visibility is so poor we cannot see anything beyond a short distance.
Totally appropriate today during a snowstorm…
I was only outside the car about 10 minutes to get a few shots, but by then my hands had turned into blocks of ice and were tingling. The wind was brutally cold. Needless to say after a few important errands we retired to the comfort of our warm home and did not venture out again.
A lovely area in other seasons, this bench is on a small hill overlooking the Lake of Two Mountains, the distant shore, and the neighboring town of St-Eustache, Quebec CANADA

Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm lens

Featured in the Benches group, December 21st 2008
Featured in the ImageWriting Group December 24th 2008
The Fine Art of Photography


  • TeriLee
    TeriLeeabout 6 years ago

    You couldn’t have named this more perfectly! Great image!!

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 6 years ago

    I’m not sure ‘white out’ originates in North America Joanne. I’m sure the American indians probably have a name for it but I’d suspect the origins of ‘white out’ would be nearer to the UK.
    However that doesn’t remove any of the drama in your fine shot. XX

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 6 years ago

    fantastic composition and so chilly and spare with great snow

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 6 years ago

    Great shot, Joanne. It definitley depicts the condition of white out. I guess your camera doesn’t mind the snow!

  • Dorit Fuhg
    Dorit Fuhgabout 6 years ago

    great simplicity… fablulious capture of the weather conditions.. love the big snow flakes tumbling down.

  • dougie1
    dougie1about 6 years ago


  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetabout 6 years ago

    Love the feeling of cold solitude you’ve captured here! Well done, Joanne!

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 6 years ago

    This would be perfect in the white group Joanne…we are in “white out” here right now…

  • debscam
    debscamabout 6 years ago

    Great pic Joanne…we had similar weather here in southern Alberta last week. Now its just freezing cold. Very brave of you to venture out.

  • Christine Till  @    CT-Graphics
    Christine Till...about 6 years ago

    That’s so endlessly cold and lonely.
    A very emotional shot, Joanne. I love it.

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