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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Calgary Stampede Grounds - 2009

Hi All;

Still busily working on photos from this summer, however I did finally get my Stampede photos finished.

All of the shots below were taken on the Stampede Grounds at the Indian Village.

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It was a beautiful day and there were tonnes of people taking in the rides.

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Also spent a little time watching the trick riders ... brave girls and just awesome at what they do. It was hard to shoot in the arena but maybe next year, I will have a little better lens to shoot with.

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The day started out with such beautiful weather, just awesome. And well, summer in Calgary, the day may start out just wonderful and end with a wicked storm!!!

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If you would like to see the rest of the photos from this years Stampede check out the Album.



Monday, September 21, 2009

Curve Creations - Union Station

Hi All;

I am having fun with this Curve Creations that I came up with early this spring. I like going and a shooting and doing some regular shoots and then also doing some shots just to make a Curve Creation photo.


This photo was taken in August at Union Station in Toronto.

Other Curve Creations are located at the following album.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Union Station, Toronto

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A few interior shots of Union Station, Toronto. This was an awesome building would have loved to stay and shot a little longer but it was a rest stop before heading off to catch the bus to the airport.

Maybe next summer I will have to spend a little time in Toronto checking things out.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Gallery By Kelly Mitchell


Chris invited me to do up a little gallery for the Photo Factory Group and I thought it would be a really great idea.

Thank you Chris.

My Photos


This shot was taken just this pass August and I love how I caught this white goose keeping an eye on me.

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I did a family shoot this summer and the 2 photos above are a couple of my favorites. This was a great day, hot but worth every minute of it.


Spent Father's day weekend out at Field British Columbia. This reflection shot was taken at Emerald Lake, BC at about 7:30-8pm and the light was just awesome for a good 30-45mins, what more could you as for.

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I love shooting the Native dancers at Rope Square during Stampede Week here in Calgary.


First attempts at Vehicle photography, had fun with this and would love to try it again sometime.

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I have been trying to work on People photos as much as I can. I really enjoy working with people and seeing the reaction to there photos which is really encouraging and making me want to do more.


Curve Creations are some photos, I played with in Photoshop ... trying to bring out my more Artsy side. All of the above photos were taken this year. Its hard to pick out 10 photos, these are some of favorite shots but I have many many more :)

Thank you Kelly :)


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day out at Port Dalhouise, Ontario

Hi All;

I thought I would post a few pics from a day spent wandering out Port Dalhouise. Would really love to explore this place a little more, has some great photo opportunities.


Toes dipped into Lake Ontario, and they didnt desolve, haha. Ok, so bad joke. It was a beautiful to head and do a little exploring.

Have a Great Day;

Sunday, September 13, 2009

NSI 2009 - Part 2 - 3 Beautiful Ladies

Hi Again;

Slowly working on photos from my workshop in St. Catharines. The class was lucky enough to have 3 beautiful models to work with that day. It is interesting to see everyones ideas of photographing people. The first group of models were photographed in natural light. The ladies were great, it was so hot and humid that day, I felt so sorry for them.

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And then we were able to just photograph one of the ladies by herself, inside where it was much cooler.

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Still more photos to come from this workshop. All of the photos so far are located at the following location.

NSI 2009


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NSI 2009 - Part 1 - Niagara Falls Photos

What an awesome experience this year!! It was hot, very very hot and humid and well I can from Alberta and humidity is a none existing thing here. Weather aside, it was truly a great Learning experience. The instructor for of the course was Rob Corrado, a photographer from Toronto believe. A very knowledgeable person, both in photography and Photoshop/Lightroom. Lightroom was the main focus of this Course, trying to help photographers keep thier images organized and easy access. I have along way to go before all of my images are that well organized. ha ha!!

There will be a few parts to this blog entry, partly because I am still working and editing these photos. First part will show photos taken at Niagara falls in Evening. This was an great shoot!! Night photography is great and can be very creative. Please leave me your thoughts of these photos.

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This shoot was all about experimenting and I had alot of fun with it. The evening last quit late... making it very hard to get out of bed the next morning, but so worth it. Next installment of photos will be from a shoot with three beautiful women, Daughter, Mother and Aunt.


Ps: will find Rob Corrados Website and post it in the next blog entry.
Pss: Sorry about the poor editing, my spell checker was down when I was writing this entry, truly my writing skills are not that bad, hahah :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Lake - 2009 Photos

Good Morning All;

I spent a week out at the cabin that my uncle has had for many years. It is a perfect spot, cool old red cabin setting on the side of the valley along Buffalo Pound Lake, Saskatchewan. Didnt spend as much time doing photography as I would have like to, it was time to relax and just enjoy the people I was with.

I had just finished shooting a wedding and decided that it would be nice to get away for a bit. So to me this is the perfect spot to relax, do a little work on the wedding photos and just to enjoy the doing as little to nothing as possible.

Few of the photos that I did take while I was there.

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There are many spots to shoot in this area as well as in Moose Jaw, there just never enough time to do it all :)

Check out the rest of this set of photos at the following address:


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rope Square, Calgary Stampede - Part 2

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I truly enjoy photographing the native dancers, their native dress is just beautiful.

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Looking forward to get many of these photos printed.