Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So sorry for not posting in quit a few weeks now.....been so busy with Holiday preparations, and still not caught up.....but was playing around with a method of turning my lens during a long 2 to 4 second shutter speed....so this is my Christmas Tree!!!! With all the snow that has been fallen south of our area, I've been disappointed that we don't have that lovely heavy laden snow everywhere....it's been so cold with a nasty wind....so there goes my lovely trees!!!! Hopefully will have some Great winter shots in a few weeks
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
crustaceans below. Soon the skies will open up and cover our world with fresh fallen snow...bringing on a clean white canvas for my camera to capture...in the variety of light and colors of the passing winter sun.....An exciting time to look forward to......
Thursday, November 11, 2010
visiting my Sister and Brother-in-law and capturing some architectural shots for our photo club's theme. This one appeals to me the most, this amazing sculpture of this huge arachnid compliments this stunning glass building...wished I had clearer skies but then the shadows would have been so harsh.....
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
It was a glorious morning, trees were thick with frost and not a breeze to be found....one of our local lakes called Fish Lake was as still as can be...it seems this dock was left free floating for the winter and ice season....was a gift to be out and about with the camera!!!!!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
continuous mode as these girls raced around the barrels...of over 180 shots this was my favorite...the sun lite up the dry scattered earth as these horses cut around the barrels, hoping of course not to knock them over....I'm just amazed how these huge animals can cut so sharply around an obstacle...some came so close but never touched that barrel...it's a timed event and if you can accomplish a run in less that 18 seconds...you are flying...the pros at the big rodeos do it in less than that.....we had an action theme for our camera club last night and this was a huge hit!!!!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I'm sure anyone who has travelled through Algonquin Park, has stopped for a so called" Kodak Moment" at this very spot on Smoke Lake, it's right before you turn to go on Arrowhon Road and the ministry float plane hanger....Well my last visit over a week ago was a sad one, a huge white pine at that very point has fallen to it's death....one of my header shots above shows the way it use to look ( the 3rd. header down) there is still a single pine but it just doesn't have the fullness now.....I love the chaotic tangle of these roots and I believe the B&W version is the best format to appreciate them......
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
fascinated me as a child!!!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Our colors were short lived and the leaves dried up so quickly this Fall....but as I walked through a Golden Forest, and enjoyed the amazing canopy and colorful carpet, I truly appreciate the changes we enjoy here in our region...soon we will feel the chill of frosty mornings and the first dusting's of fresh snow....and again I will feast on the beauty of another season through the eye of my lens....and Thank my Maker for the scared gifts he provides.
Monday, October 4, 2010
I've been playing around with a ND filter and slower shutter speeds, trying to perfect my silky water effect....I still see how important a gradient filter plays in such a shot....the upper falls still has too much light....in a matter of just a few days the colors are now gone, especially the reds....I wish they could have lasted a bit longer......
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
My youngest daughter was married near Algonquin Park on Sat. to her Best Friend....the day was cold and wet but it did not dampen her joy and enthusiasm.... shooting people as opposed to landscapes and wildlife is much more challenging and the need of a good speed light & diffuser was very apparent. I tried to capture the softness of the light from the window and her natural look....
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This beautiful little girl reminds me of myself as a young child, always down on the dock fishing. I could spend the whole day there and never get bored....I guess if it's in the blood it's there for life!!!!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I Love challenges, and at my neices wedding I tried different settings to see what dramatic results would unfold...this experiemnt with a Low Key setting was a wonderful surprise...one of my favorites from this fun shoot.
I've seen many a chipmunk beg and sit on your knee waiting for a free handout....but this little guy, who we call Stubbs, for his short tail, has to be the friendliest little creature ever....There are several families in our trailer park who feed him and has given him several other names....note the little hole in his ear....a confrontation with a nasty Red Squirel.....
Saturday, July 31, 2010
There's just something special about the color yellow!!!!!I beleive it's the green background that gives it such a warm glow, as a painter we sometimes put a bit of purple behind yellow to enhance it's vibrance.....I never tire of shooting these gorgeous blooms!!!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
My kids were saying it is unusual to see snow up in the Mountains in early July, but it made the scene that much more spectacular...our ride lasted about 1 1/2 hours in to our destination...and being such a green rider....that sure was long enough for me!!!!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I beleive it is the female of this species, but couldn't find it in my referrence book...would appreciate it if someone could let me know!!!! I love how it is wrapping it's wings around...and I'm Loving this Micro lens....seeing a wonderful world around me
Friday, June 25, 2010
This Male/Female Loon will soon be releived of it's laying duties as we noticed the mate nearby....they try and give themselves a low profile as we approached....I am always amazed on how wide these birds are, no wonder there can be twin chicks riding on Mama's back, to keep them safe from underwater predators.....
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Among the many plants that grow rooted to the bottoms of small lakes and ponds...this one is the most beloved...with their bright floating blossoms and deeply notched green shiny pads...they are sought after by many a photographer or amphibian as a resting surface...when the flower fades, it's stalk shrinks,submerging the hard-cased fruit while the edible seeds mature. Then the case opens, and the seeds float free until they become waterlogged, sink, and take root