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Sunday, December 26, 2010

December 26 - Boxing Day in Canada

Well, for alot of people that means shopping not for me!!  I refuse to get anywhere near a shopping mall, LoL  But I did want to get out and do a little shooting and I did.  Found a couple great old cars to shoot .. didnt get the greatest shots but I decided that I would make one of the images in to a "Curve Creation" which I haven't done so in a long time.

Then decided it might be interesting to take some shoots of Downtown Calgary and of the Chinook Arch.  It is interesting to see how much Calgary has changed in recent years. 

And of course I wasn't the only one out!!  It was a Dog's Day Out!! Haha 

He was a happy guy!  Ran after the red furizbee (?? Hmmmm...) the entire time I was there shooting!!  So I would say it was a good morning. 

You can checkout the rest of the images in the following album "Out and About".

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day Project

I had a friend ask me if I would be willing to design a simple birthday poster ... you know one of those ones where there is a great photo of the person and then there is room for the guests to be able to sign it.  So I like doing such things but sometimes the creative juices are just not working!!  But today I was luck.

I came up with this first one, just a quick little lay out, pink & purple with a heart and it was so simple and clean that I thought it would work out pretty good.

She said she like hearts, and she is a sweet person so I decided hearts it is.  Well, then of course I just couldn't do just one poster I had to 2 ... who knows there might just be a 3rd one there somewhere too!!

I photographed Jamilee in late spring this year, on one of the very few nice spring days we had here in Calgary.  And the above 2 photos I used are my favorites so I am having a very hard time deciding which ones I like.

Well, that was my Christmas Day project ... and that was about all I did today.  I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe Christmas!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday Morning Coffee League

I have finished up all of the photos from this years Bowling Teams.  And I am quite happy with them this year. 

Looking forward to having the chance to photograph these ladies again next year.  Its been alot of fun. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Big Group Photo

Well, today I did up the last of the bowling teams photos as well as the Big Group Photo.  This is an easier then said kinda of photo ... to get everyone, which is about 55 people, to listen, and in a good spot and not to hide, haha!!  But it is a fun photo because you can get some really interest reactions and great smiles.  So I thought I would share a couple of images from todays little shoot.

All these folks are wonderful people and I am so thankful that they have let me come in and take there photos for the last 3 years. 

Thank you All ... you are all Beautiful People :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Another Year, Another Round of Bowling Photos

Well, another year has gone by and I have had the great opportunity to photograph the Ladies of the Wednesday Morning Coffee League. They are all awesome and I can really see the difference between my knowledge and how much more comfortable the ladies have become having they photos taken. Love the fact that they are willing to give things a try, this year I bought in some step stools so that I can get some different heights. It makes the photos much more interesting and the shorter ladies got to be the tall ones, which rather made their day, I think. LoL
On another note, I am looking forward to shooting out at the Millennium Lanes in Okotoks, Alberta on the evening of March 4, 2011. There is a tournament going on and I will be shooting all of the teams ... should be fun. And a good little workout because it will be shooting and printing at the same time, so it will be an interesting evening.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Playing with Dried Flowers

December 9, 2010
So, I wasn't sure about this little project but decided I would give it a try. I had picked out a few of the flowers from my garden that made it through for first autumn frost to dry. Mainly, because of the pretty colors that were in the flowers. The flowers dried beautifully and I decided that maybe photographing them might create some interesting photos. In the fall, I purchased a simple grey background for doing product shots on, a neutrel background so that it isn't over powering the shot. And as always, there are all sorts of little treasures in my basement; where I found 2 pieces of slate rock that my Mother (who is the painter in my house) picked somewhere along the way. I cleaned up the rocks which I than used to support the flower and helped to add just a little extra to the image. The lighting was just my simple continuous light which I either brought forward and backed up a little to create some shadows etc. Needless to say I am rather pleased with the out come. I have a few more images that I want to edit and put up to share with you.

Check out the other flowers:  Dried Flower Album

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fair Fall - November 2010

Well, meant to write a little note ages ago regarding my first try at a craft fair.  Now, in the grand scheme of things it was successful to me.  I got my name out there and people some of my photos.  It was a very cold day and people weren't out and about very much but it was there was a fair trickle of people.  I did see a few of my co-workers at the fair which made me quite happy.

My set up at the fair.  A combination of my photos and my Aunt's photos.

I look forward to giving this a try later on in the new year.  I would like to try a farmers market at sometime just to see how that goes.  And there are some interesting weekend fairs through out the spring/summer/fall here in Calgary that I want to give a try.