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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 ~ May 31st ~ Change of Scenery

I love how a Change of Scenery doesn't mean you have to leave the city ... this great little scene is right in the middle of the city.  I love boats just about as much as trains ... and living here on the prairies there really is alot of boats ... there some but not enough!!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

2016 ~ May 29th ~ Dance

With the wind blowing like mad ... taking perfect photos of flowers, well was basically impossible.  However, the creative side of me decided that I could make a few interesting shots.

Dancing in the Wind!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016 ~ May 28th ~ With Flowers

Ok, so I have been trying to figure out what I wanted to use for this one little challenge ... And here is what I came up with.  LoL :)

I have really enjoyed do a few self portraits, really out of my comfort zone but well have to be brave some where along the way!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge - Edited - Self Portrait - Black & White

Just playing!!

I decided to try this image in Black & White and I think it made it a little more interesting.  I also used the Orton/Dreamscape effect and really do like the effect.

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Self Portrait ~ 1st Try

Week 1 - Self Portrait

I'm restless. Things are calling me away.  My hair is being pulled by the stars again.
~Anais Nin

Ok, just so you know ... this is my first attempt at something like this ... I was different and interesting to do ... took me about 3 days to find the nerve to shot myself.  Now, just so you know I am not sad ... just thinking that is why I am not smiling.  I think I am attempt this again .. just need to do some thinking now how I want to pose myself. And will need to work on where to put my reflector.

Very much out of my comfort zone!!  LoL  :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

2016 ~ May 20th ~ Fruit

Now, how lucky can one be ... out and about doing a little photography and working on my monthly photography challenge and one of the challenges is "Fruit".  And come across an orange that I am betting it fell out of someones' lunch.  LoL :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2016 ~ May 18th ~ Water

Hmmm .... Water is always fun ... I can never think of anything.  But went for a walk and came across this great Rock in the Water!!

The Lagoon

I love what has been done with St. Patrick's Island ... there has been alot of thought and effort put into the reworking of the area.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 ~ May 16th ~ Color Block

Children's Festival was going on.  This is part of one of the displays that was out.  And thought it was rather interesting.

I thought this was an interesting representation of "Color Block"!!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 ~ May 12th ~ Orange

Love going to the garden centre ... not only to get a few flowers for my garden but also just to photograph the flowers ... had way to much fun and can't wait to go again!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 ~ May 11th ~ Negative Space

Ok, still working on the concept of Negative space and creating interesting images.

Negative space is the area between and around objects in a photo. Use it to see shapes and sizes more effectively, and produce better composed images.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 ~ May 10th ~ Waiting

Well, I do believe it was nap time for these little ones and Mom was waiting patiently for everyone to settle.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

2016 ~ May 8th ~ A Work of Art

Calgary has some interesting Public Art ... some very cool and some very controversial.  But if it makes you think in some way or another, I think the piece of art has done its job!!

The Big Daddy
By Anton Perzinger ~ 1998
Calgary Alberta

Saturday, May 7, 2016

2016 ~ May 7th ~ From Afar

Went for a bit of drive and headed out to one of favourite little spots to spot the birdies!!  Some kind soul put up two palm trees for the birds to hang in!!

Photo Project: 1 Lens for 1 Week ~ Day 4

Been having at lot of fun working with my prime 35mm and can be rather creative with it.  Love the look of these flower pots.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Photo Project: 1 Lens for 1 Week ~ Day 3

I can see I may extend this little Photo Project ... Having much to much fun with it!!  All the MayDay trees are in bloom and they do not last for very long so have to photograph them fast before they disappear.

2016 ~ May 6th ~ Up Close

Ok, so when I think of close up, I think of macros but I guess not LoL ... So here is my attempt.  The rain has been rather nice, kinda limits what I had planned for the weekend but hey what do ya do!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 ~ May 4th ~ Birds

I love these little water birds .. I just think they are so funny looking with their long legs and long beaks but yet so graceful!  American Avocet.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 ~ May 3rd ~ In Bloom


Flowers & Flame … Dancing
We rise from dark hard stone,
Cradle in the flow of time
Blossoming … Unfolding
Into the brilliance
Of the infinite light

1998 Bicki Yvon Smith