Saturday, November 14, 2009

More from the Canadian Rockies

Here are a few more images from my photo tour of the Canadian Rockies with Darwin Wiggett...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Canada's Rockies

Attended a fantastic Darwin Wiggett tour of the Canadian Rockies in October..although the weather was varied and often overcast, it made for a wonderful variety of images. Just being in these majestic mountains was a stimulation of my creativity; can't remember ever being so excited about landscape. Every where I turned in Banff, Jasper, and Yoho was stunning visually; it took my breath away at times...

The tour was exhausting yet very rewarding; we shot images regardless of time of day and weather: it taught me to work harder for images and to find the right subject for conditions.

It was an unforgettable experience..can't wait to return.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July musings

Finally some sunny weather after a month of dreary rainy skies. Hope to get some images of the swallows in the barn and their young today; the juveniles appear almost ready to fly. The doting parents are always dive bombing my head when I go fill water buckets outside..but what is interesting is that they recognize me when I come in the barn and leave me alone.
Went to Cirque du Soleil performance last night but somehow it just didn't click for me...the music was lovely, the lighting beautiful but somehow it wasn't anywhere as moving and ethereal as Carvalia, which I saw a few years ago...maybe the horses make a difference....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July beginnings

Is there anything more magical and mystical than fog rolling in from the ocean...all sense of direction and place are lost, putting you in a wondrous world of white mist with no could be anywhere in the universe...any planet...any moon..alone with your thoughts, a place to piece together your life...a place like no other to be alone or with someone you love to just sit and think about what life really means...

Each of us is limited by time, it is important to use it wisely and savor every joyous moment.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

long time away

These images are from a Jeff Foott workshop last month... days were very foggy, yet quite beautiful...the three images posted here are from Sakonnet point in early morning.
This was actually the only sunny morning we had during the workshop...but the pastel tones of the sky in the pre-sunrise shot are truly lovely.
Trying to concentrate solely on landscape photography now, which is odd since I've never really been able to find a genre that appeals to me at all...but after a Jack Dykinga workshop last year, a light went off in my brain and ignited something..a feel for landscape.
Will be traveling to Calgary and Banff in October for a Darwin Wigget workshop in Canada; looking forward to working with him as his images are truly stunning...thanks to his images and those of Jack Dykinga, I've come to love using neutral density filters, graduated Nd filters and polarizers...will be having a show at a local hospital in December of my landscapes; looking forward to that but must work harder to get even better images.