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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Little Rocker

The beginnings of one of my Story board images for my class.  Had so much fun with this, looking forward to work through all of these images.


Check it out over the week, will be adding more images.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Evening Shooting in Beautiful Light

I am currently taking a class at ACAD here in Calgary called the Creative shoot. And Monday night we experimented with evening light.  I had forgotten how pretty it can be to shoot in, only had about 15mins but I love the images I got. 

One of my favorites is below:


Could you ask for anything more, other than I wished it would have lasted longer so we could have experimented with other locations but hey that is the way it goes.

Please check out the rest of the images from evening:  Class Album

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ontario Travels - Knapps Country Market

Spent an afternoon at Knapps Country Market, where we had lunch and picked up something for supper which was really good.  Knapps is both a country farmers market and a nursey, where we wandered about taking photos for quite a while.  There was some great scenery and neat details to photograph.

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Check out Knapps Website to see all the different things they provide: http://www.knappscountrymarket.com/

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ontario Travels - Ribfest in Guelph

Went to this thing call Ribfest in Guelph, well if you like ribs you would have been in heaven!!!  There had to have been at least 10 to 15 boths that you could choose from and it was all really good.

We decided to wander around the grounds as well as in to the park where we found some really great scenes.
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We ventured off into Riverfront park, where there was some great reflections as well and find a great old dog who was out for his evening walk with his mate.  He was quite happy to let us take his photo and to get a good itch behind his ear.
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Check out the Album: Ontario Travels 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


Well, I posted a little note regarding Andrea much early this summer but hadn't had a chance to edit up her photos.  Finally, I was able to work had more of her photos and decided to post the ones that she really liked first.  I still think it is "All about the Eyes" with her, she has great eyes that just pull you right in. 

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We decided to try out the bubbles with her to ... that was a fun experiment that turned out not to bad.  We both had fun with this shoot and really enjoyed coming up with some new ideas for Andrea.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BC & AB Travels - Day Five & Six

Well, I haven't written the last 2 days but I do have a little time this evening we decided to stay 2 days in Kaslo, BC.  Which is just a Little town on Kootenay Lake, that has some really neat little shops that you must visit before 5pm or they unplug the street lights and roll up the streets. LoL

I dont have all of the photos done up yet from our travels around the Kaslo and Nelson area.  We travelled across on the ferry from Kootenay Bay to Balfour.  That is one twisty whiny road!!!  Pretty scenery along the way. 

Today, we went to Nelson BC ... didn't see alot there but picked up makings for lunch.  Nelson is built all on the side of hill/mountain so the roads are interesting to navigate!!  Then travels lakeside all the way back to Kaslo, through Slocan, New Denver, and several other little towns along the way.

Went into Kokane Provincial Park, where we were able to see the Salmon spawning.  Salmon only live for 4 years.  So these were at the end of there life cycle and were heading back up stream to lay their eggs and died.  The park ranger said that there was a bear that was in the creek the night before having supper.

Candles from Creston Candle Factory.  Neat little shop, to bad it will be shutting down if it isnt sold.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BC & AB Travels - Day Four

Great day!!  We travelled from Cranbrook, through Yahk where we stopped and I took photos of a couple old hotels which is about all there is at Yahk.  And then on to Creston, where we picked up fresh tomatos and fresh buns and well that was supper and man was it good!!!

Also went through the Historic Town of Moyie, this is another neat little place.  Everything is right on the side of the road, old fire hall and the "Road House" which was rather interesting.  The Road House wasnt open but sure has some character to it.  Made for some great photographic opportunities.

Great old ford truck outside of the Road House which I dont think has moved in many years. 

We are currently staying at Crawford Bay.  Not far up the road is the old mine of Roindel, where my great uncle Pat Vance use to work, many many years ago.  Drove by the old house they use to live in as well, which is at the village of Kootenay Bay.

Sorry, no photos this evening will post a few tomorrow.  Need a early night, :)


Monday, September 6, 2010

BC & AB Travels - Day Three

Day Three and all is Good!!  We have stayed the last 2 nights in Cranbook where we have been staying in a half of a house with three rooms, 1 bedroom, bedroom/living room and a kitchen/bedroom which is rather unique, hahah :)

Today, we went off to Fort Steele heritage site which was interesting to go through.  Check out the site, it has some neat stuff on it: http://www.fortsteele.ca/


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This was a great couple of hours wandering around checking out the old buildings, the animals, bakery (which had some great cinnimon buns) and just seeing how things were.

Then it was off down the road to Wasa Lake which at many times we have been there was just packed with people.  Well, today, the beach was empty and there was just one brave soul out walking.  When we all got out of bed this morning it was only +4c.  Wasa Lake is one of those places I remember from when I was a kid, I won of button for running in the Sand Castle contest. LoL

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Then off down the road again we all went to Kimberley, BC, which has an alphine village feeling to it.  It is a neat little places to photograph and go shopping in.  Only had a few minutes to shoot and off course hit the fudge shop!!!

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

BC & AB Travels - Day Two

Today, was a rather soggy wet day but it did dry out here and there so that we can do a little sight seeing with out getting to wet.

Stopped off at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery and fed the fish, hahah.  There were several large trout out front in a pond that one could feed and well they were fed quite well.

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"The Kootenay Trout Hatchery is operated by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, a non-profit agency that operates five trout hatcheries and a fish health unit in BC.
KTH opened in 1966 - since then it has raised 125 million trout, char, kokanee and white sturgeon."
Site:  http://www.fortsteele.ca/rates/othertodo/kootenay-trout-hatchery.asp

The fall colors have arrived in the Kootenay Valley, just light touches here and there but soon Autumn will be in its full glory here.

Before supper, we decided to go for a drive and went up to Jim Smith Lake.

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Then we went down the road a little ways to Moyie Lake, which we will be going by again in a couple of days.  And through the historical town of Moyie, which looks like have some really great old builds which I am looking forward to photographing.
Walked along the shore of the lake which was beautiful but definitely not swimming season anymore.  There is spring that bubbles up in the sided pool which was interesting to see and wish I could have gotten closer.

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BC & AB Travels Album

Saturday, September 4, 2010

BC & AB Travels - Day One

Well, off we all went to BC for the week to get away.  And it was a beautiful day to go, the great southern Alberta Blue Skies with awesome puffy white clouds.


Make down through Nanton Alberta in to the Crowsnest Pass area with Frank Slide is located.  Didnt stop at Frank Slide this year but did stop at the Burmis Tree again to see what kind of shots I could get with my wide angle lens ... and I think I was successful.  Will post these images when I can.

Check out the album for this trip at the following address:

Spending the evening at Fernie BC, neat little town, havent been here in a long time, and really dont remember much of it.  Looks like a great places to be if you are a skier however :)