Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend 2011

Another opportunity arose to join a group of Great people and get out shooting. As the Gallery is opening soon for another season I really needed to get my butt up at 4am and get shooting. At 4:00 am I am pricing my stuff at about 2 grand for a simple 8x10 no frame or glass, by 10:00 am I am back down to my normal prices. Yeah, I don't like the 4am thing, but so worth the light.

Here are a few...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Foliage Fotos

It has been a while since I got all my gear together and headed out for a shoot with a bunch of other people. Too long actually. Would I remember what an F stop was and what it did? Well it all came flooding back as soon as we stepped out of the van at 6:00 a.m. and looked across the water to these two beautiful islands. My normal routine is to scout out the area and see where I feel inspiration, but the light was changing so fast I just ran to the nearest spot away from everyone and set up.

Anyone can *take a picture* look through the view finder and CLICK. Creating a picture takes time and when the sweet light is lasting only seconds long you don't have a lot of time to think.

The morning was more productive for me then the late afternoon. I truly dislike take pictures from 10:00 a.m. till about 4:00 p.m. When you have shot pictures at dawn and dusk, no other time compares.

A few words on Photoshop. None of my pictures are. All my pictures are right out of camera. Show me a killer image that was not put through the Photoshop mill and that is IMPRESSIVE. *JMHO*

And please whatever you do, don't shoot picture to please a group of judges. Shoot because you love what you see. Yes, know all the rules and then once you know them, then you will know when breaking the rules works.

I am going out this week again to do some shooting, since I have noticed a few spots where the trees are still quite vibrant and since I really don't have any Fall Foliage Fotos...I had better get some.

Happy Thanks Giving to all my fellow Canadian! *cheers*

Monday, August 16, 2010

Busy Summer, no picture taking

This summer I decided to take on a few kids to watch while I was home with my kids. Little did I realize that it would leave Zero time for me. I took up running again and feeling good about that. I do miss getting out with my camera, but in 3 weeks I should be free to start shooting again and I am looking forward to it.

Here are a few from the last 6 or so months.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Sun

My friend Glenn came over today to do some shooting. I had a few errands to run, plus get my girls at 4pm. But I think we can say that we did get out there. The sun was nice for a time being but we were not really set up in a known location to take advantage. Here are a couple I got from today.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What a rough Fall

There has been a string of bad news in our family. While wanting to crawl under a rock so no one could find me I was invited out to do some shooting. I was told by some very important people that if I didn't get my butt out there they would extremley disappointed. Plus I hadn't seen Glenn in some time so off I went to Minden.

All my sad energy was channelled into my photos and I think I came home with a few favorites.

These pictures were taken in around Minden/Haliburton (oct 2009)

Picking myself back up again :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Yes More Photo(pixel) painting.

I am building my portfolio and offered a 24 hour window to email me pictures and I would paint them but would be allowed to print the befores and afters for my portfolio. The response was really good and I have about 15 pictures to paints. Here are a few I have completed.

Monday, March 30, 2009

More Paintings

I am really enjoying this technique of painting. I have a few to do for people and if interested email me and I will give you details. :)