Saturday, September 24, 2011
I've always been a big fan of how frames just make a picture Pop!!!!!The new frameless giclees are ok but I still love a wide mat and wood frame. Here I was playing around with Picnik on my Picassa account and added this frame and mat!!!! It just makes it look classier don't you think?
This has got to be my favorite shot from my 2 day course with Steve Elms, but it sure is a challenge to try shooting in such pitch black conditions. If I ever attempt this again I'll make sure I'm on scene alot sooner before the light is gone, so that I can point my lens in the right direction and make sure the subject matter is all in the frame. There is a little waterfall in the far left bottom corner, and It would have been nicer to have it over as part of the composition. Lessons learned!!!!! Look Steve up on his blog at SteveElmsPhotography.com if you ever want to experience an exceptional course in Algonquin Park, and he is so reasonable!!!!!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This past weekend I experienced an amazing photography workshop with Steven Elms, and highly recommend this fine Professional photographer from the Waterdown area. We tried to do an early morning sunrise on Lake of Two Rivers, but the mist was so heavy and thick. But later after 9:00am we finaly started to see the sun burn through and I was able to capture this peaceful scene!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I just Love this point on Smoke Lake along Hwy 60 in Algonquin Park, I'm sure there has been thousand upon thousands of tourists, photographers and passers by who have stopped here in all 4 seasons. This was our first day of a 2 day workshop with Steve Elms Photography. The weather was amazing, and the cameras were in hot pursuit of the best shot possible, even in the heavy foggy mist, there was always something interesting to capture!!!!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This very interesting creature was feeding heavely on the wild grape vine we came across in the Southern Ontario Region. Take note in the image where it is a light green color, the small curved horn. The next day when we came across it again we noticed how much darker it was and it's shed skin with the curved hornstill attached. When I returned home I did some research and they verified the species as the larvae of the Pandora's Sphyinx Moth. They go through many stratas or molts , ending with a black colored stage and no longer with a curved horn. It then goes into the pupa stage and hibernates in a subterranian shelter for the winter, transfers itself into the Moth stage in spring.....