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Sunday, December 9, 2012

A New Visitor?!

Mom and I are always watching for new little birdies and today we spotted one. I think he is really rather pretty thing, very flirty and busy little bird.

With a little help, we have decided that the little birdie is a Common Redpoll.


He is a tiny little bird and very very busy.  He was digging up wall the seeds he could find and busy popping about.  It is very cold here in Calgary this morning so I am sure all the busy-ness is keeping him.


It totally looks like he is giving me the devil eye in the photo.  I had a tough time getting a good shot.  It was through the window, I know I should have opened the window but it was just to cold!!


The sun was just starting to peek through and turned things pink was I thought was rather neat.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Last Sale Thoughts?!

Well, my last sale of the season is tomorrow at SAIT in their McDonald Hall from 9-3pm.  Sad that they are all done but happy that they are all done. :)
Its been a good first try and looking forward to next year, now that I have some experience and have a little better idea of how things work.  Hope to try a couple of the farmers markets this coming year and get a feel for them as well.
Looking forward to expanding my online sales.
Must run for tonight, will be a busy tomorrow :)
Good Night all :)


Table at Beddington Coop Sale ~ all table fees went to "An Adopt a Family" that the Coop employees are involved in, which I thought was an awesome way to be part of the community.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Zoolights

Have an excellent night out with a bunch of great photographers from the Calgary Camera Club, last Wednesday.

It was a chilly night to be out but as long as you dressed warm and kept going, it wasn't to bad at all.  Part way through the evening, it started to snow ever so lightly and it was so pretty!!  I know I have been bashing the snow, the last little while but this was so nice!!

The Zoolights are really a great experience!! This was my first time down but I think I will try and make it a new tradition for myself.  The Zoo goes all out to decorate and I think they did a great job!!


Across the Bridge


Monkeys, Tigers, and Penguins, Oh My!!!


Beginning of Candy Cane Lane.


An Opps, but I rather like it!!



Trying a few different things, but I like the bead look to it.


Can you find the turtle!!??

Monday, November 26, 2012

DTCalgary Photowalk ~ November 24


Another great and successful Photowalk on Saturday November 24!!  I had a totally of 11 people which so made the walk to be great fun!!!  Almost all of the walkers were from the Calgary Camera Club which is cool I think.  So now I need to get some other ideas for places to do photowalks, so if you have any suggestions let me know and I will see what I can come up with.

We had actually pretty good weather, it was cool but not to any great extreme which is good.  I look forward to heading out again with all of these folks, we had several different levels of experience but I think we all learned from one another.


Didn't there was any of these left!!


Great shadows and patterns to be found at Olympic Plaza.


Went down a new street and found a great back alley!!


Old and New!! 


Cool display in ScotiaCentre, after lunch!!


Lucky Man ... Millions Bucks is nothing to sneeze at!!


What a Character, this guy was!!


Twigs, never fails to have a great display out front of their store.


Awesome reflections!!


Double Bow Buildings


Chinese Culture Centre

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Making Christmas Cards ~ Nov 21

I have been working on some ideas for Christmas Cards, wanted a bit of a personal touch for the cards I am going to give out this year.  Usually I want until the last possible second to do so and they never make it but this year I started early.

I have enjoyed making this cards and I hope the people I give them to will like them as well.

   

 

My mother is also wanting a few cards made as well, she had this idea last year but as always either of us were fast enough, LoL :)

 

It is a very simple set up in my living room to shoot this photos.  To shoot with the white background, I picked up some snow and put a few sprinkles to add a little twinkle to the snow.

 

I didnt shoot a set up shot for the black background but it was against the same cough with a small light tree to shoot against to give the image a bit of a glow.

Some of these images I am also selling:  http://ksphotographyca.blogspot.ca/p/price-list-for-prints.html  Will be adding more in the next few days.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tuesday's Night Shoot

Last Tuesday, I went out to do a little night photography with a few girls from the Calgary Camera Club and I was really happy with the results of the little adventure.  I don't seem to do alot of night photography but when I do and always love what I get.  We all decided to head up to Crescent Heights Hill to shoot the DownTown Core which light up beautifully for us!!

Made it down just before sunset but not quite early enough to catch all of the pretty colors of sunset.  So next need to be there just a little bit before hand.


I decided to dig out my wide angle lens, haven't played with it much lately and with the curves of the river and the road below and I thought it would be a great opportunity to use it!!


Also decided to try a couple of HDR, still need to do some learning on how to process these images ... I think they could be quite fun, I really like the concept, its getting the concept into reality!!


The blue skies of the day slowly crept into the deep dark blue skies of evening, all the lights of the downtown came on and the downtown core started to glow.



Soon all the Lights of Downtown bright and showing their beauty!!


And so were the lights along the river!!


The Peace Bridge was all a glow that evening as well, and with the reflections, how could you miss such a beautiful evening.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Busy Week!!

Well, I am going to do a 3 in 1 blog this morning to try and catch you all up!! Might be easier said than done but here it goes :)

I was lucky enough to meet up and have coffee with a new friend, Lynn, also a fellow photographer here in Calgary.  We were trying to get our schedules figured out to do a little night photography and I think we were some what successful.  Looking forward to our outing this evening to shoot DT Calgary lights!! But after our coffee, we decided to go for a bit of a walk through Inglewood, such a great place to photograph.  I did try to convince Lynn to go in to my favorite camera, Robinsons Cameras on 9th Ave ... No such luck.  Which is probably a good thing!! LoL



Calgary received another blast of winter weather this passed week!!  Snow, blowing snow, cold and more cold and by the time it was all said and down, we ended up with about 15-20cm of snow!!  I have now decided that cutting grass is definitely more applying than shoveling snow.  So someone remember me of that next summer when I am complaining about cutting the grass, haha

But I can say that snow can really make for some very pretty photos.



This past weekend, I was at another Craft/Artisan Sale at Fort Calgary which I was quite pleased with.  I am happy I have started this little adventure, have been thinking about it for a few years but never had the courage to do so.  But now I am very happy I decided to take the jump and go for it, never know where things may lead.  I was successful again this time and looking forward the next sale at Beddington Coop on Friday, November 23 from 2-6pm


The old Fort Calgary building makes for a very interesting background for this fair and I look forward to going her again next year.

Well, that is my couple of weeks in a nut shell, life has been busy but I have been enjoying every minute.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Saturday's Craft Sale Video

On of the exciting things that did happen at the craft sale on Saturday was that some of my photos were shown on CBC News at 11:30pm.  Now, it is only a quick clip but I was still rather excited about it and thought it was rather cool.

video

At this time, you can view this clip at CBC:  November 3, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Fog and The Frost


Last week Calgary was just covered with Fog and Frost almost everyday!!  It made for some awesome photos last week, which I thought I would share with all of you.  I didn't venture very far from my house to capture some great images, everything was just covered with frost.


Because the cold winter weather came rather fast this year, many of the leaves hadn't fallen yet let alone changed color yet. Makes for some pretty images.  However, some Calgarian could argue that fact LoL


I love these red berries, when it is cold and grey out at least there is a bit of color, to cheer one up.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

First Craft Sale of the Season!!


Well, this year I decided to try a few craft sales just to see how things would goes. I was a little worried because I wasn't too sure if I would be successful but I am quite happy with the results.  Many great compliments from people coming through on my photos as well as some suggestions which I will seriously  keep in mind.  The sale had about 30 tables which I think is a nice size, you don't get lost among the people coming in and everyones tables were very visible.

This craft sale was organized through the Relay for Life Group and I think they did a great job!!




And would you believe it!!  Santa was at the craft sale too!!!  I was going to ask him for a very camera related items but thought better of it!!! LoL :)


This group will be holding another craft fair on the weekend of November 23 and 24 at Highland Park Community Centre.  Check it out if you have a minute :)

A video Clip will be added to this entry in the next day or so.