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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Senator Patrick Burns Rock Garden

I have always wanted to go to this little park but never made it until today.  It was a beautiful day to be out enjoying the sun and bright blue skies.  I walked down from SAIT to the park and then down into Riley Park.  Good little walk and lots to see and shoot.



Along the way, you went past one of the C-Train bridges and was luck enough to catch the train going across the bridge.



And I didn't really have to wait to long for the train to come along.  Sen. Burns Gardens was really pretty enough had a water falls running through it.


Can't quite see the water fall in this photo but it is there!!!  There are some great flowers and plants all through out the gardens.






The bumble bees and dragonflies were very busy and the bright purple flowers were just awesome to see!!




There was a great little trail that wandered through the trees, and the shadow as quite welcoming while it was just starting to warm up that morning.



And still I found more and more flowers along the way.




If you have time over the summer and fall, go and check out the Rock Garden, it is a nice walk and well worth the outing.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Out for a Walk!!!

I have decided it was time to starting walking again!!  So decided to take my camera along to see what I could find along the way!!

It was a good walk and did find a few interesting things along the way.


Love the way the shadows fall, the darks and lights.  I just find them really rather interesting!!


One lonely blue skid!!







Sunday, July 21, 2013

Priddis Valley Garden

My Cousins' wedding was held at the Priddis Valley Garden, what a really cool and unique place.  So want to head back out there to wander the gardens and do some shooting!!

The owner had some great stuff kicking around and made for some great surprises while shooting.







And to end the day, the sunset painted the clouds a beautiful orange and the moon showed up just at the right time!!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Beautiful Wedding Day!!

Had an awesome time at my Cousin & his Wife's wedding.  Still have many photos to finish editing.  But I thought I would share a few of my fav's from the Beautiful Wedding Day!!







Monday, July 15, 2013

The Orton Effect

I love using this effect, but I don't use it very often partly because I think I forget able it until the right image comes along.

The Orton Effect was created by Michael Orton:  www.michaelortonphotography.com/ortoneffect.html
The instructions I (more or less) used for what I created:
pcin.net/update/2006/11/01/the-orton-effect-digital-photography-tip-of-the-week/

Image with out the effect:



Image after the effect:


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Industrial Gardens & Other Little Surprises

Went for a bit of drive and ended up near where my father works in the Chinook industrial area.  There are always some really neat weeds or wild flowers growing these areas.  Makes for some great shots.




There is always some great stuff in this area as well, but I never seem to have enough time to explore and shoot.  But here are a few interesting things that I did find along the way.




Thursday, July 11, 2013

MY BALLOON!!!! GET IT!!

Ok, no this is not my balloon and I didn't cry uncontrollable because it floated away!!  But I did think it was a cool image of the white balloon against the bright blue sky.