Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
A friend of mine has three huge Crab apple trees in her front yard, and was kind enough to notify me they were in full bloom. The light was a bit poor that day but in some ways it saved me from dealing with the harsh shadows you get from bright sunlight. These delicate blossoms are short lived, and will soon blanket her yard in a soft pink covering.
Monday, May 23, 2011
The short season of our beautiful Trillium's is quickly ending, the White Trillium is starting to turn pink then withers away to a brown, the Red Trillium turns a deeper purple then also withers away to a dark brown. The Painted Trillium is already a thing of the past. With the leaves filling out and cutting off the sunlight the forest floor becomes totally shaded with only little peaks of sunlight coming through. It will soon be time for the fungi.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I Love the stages of a fiddle head as it first uncurls into a silky layer then finally releases the most delicate little soft green leaves I've ever seen.This species of Fern is not very edible but I love the ones that my husband makes Fiddle Head soup with....Yummmmm!
Macro Photography has become my passion, and my goal this year is to capture the best macro floral shots I can. Starting with our gorgeous wild spring flowers. I attended a seminar on Macro shooting by Mark Degner at The Henry's Camera Trade show yesterday, and gained a wealth of information on achieving the best images I can capture. Always a trial and error when using such large f-stops. So happy with my horizontal tripod, can now get down to the nitty gritty without any movement. So what do you think of this one?????
Friday, May 6, 2011
This Young Bull was a delight to watch just as we approached him. He stood there and actualy Looked Both Ways before he crossed to the other side. I guess him Momma taught him well....We saw a total of 18 Moose on this year's Moose Shoot. Some were very spooky and did not stick around long enough to even turn on the cameras, but we did get a few good shots. My photo friend Brandon from Windsor had a huge 500mm lens and he could take gorgeous shots from hundreds of yards away.It's always such a fantastic experience to view these animals in their habitat, just being in the Park just" Awakens My Soul!!!!"
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
There's something about an early morning sunrise that rejuvenates my soul!!!!! This is God's Palette and I consider myself Blessed to receive such a Gift!!!!! My other Photographer friends were beside themselves to be shooting such a magical Time of the Day....I've shot from this site before but never with such stunning colors!!!!!!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Magnetewan river in the afternoon, and found the sunlight way too overpowering. So we returned later in the evening and enjoying a much softer light. He instructed me on the fine art of silky water effects, and I'm very Pleased! with some of my results. Still much to learn, as example cleaning up your picture area if possible, of stray branches etc. But I Love the dramatic flowing water and it's textures...