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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28 ~ Letters

Ohh Boggles ... haven't played this in years ... was trying to come up with an idea and the Boggles just about jumped off the shelf at me!! LoL


Just Being a Bit Creative!!

Had an idea and just had to see if it would work or not.  Like the idea but will have to play just a bit more with it to see what I can come up with.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 27 ~ Sidelight

Love the sidelight that was coming through the trees down at St. Patrick's Island!!  Can't wait to get back down there and shoot the water reflections again!! And see what else I can find!!


Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26 ~ Backlit

I love shooting backlit subjects.  Not always the easiest to do, take a little practise and a good eye to find such things.  Always have to keep looking to see what you can find along the way!!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22 ~ Suspended

To Suspend Time?!


Green & Blue

I have been experiencing some with abstract images ... still learning but having fun with it as well.  That really is the name of the game isn't to have fun ... and if you learn a little along the way.



Burchette Camp ~ Kimberley, BC


This pleasant rest area, and the creek flowing through it, have been named after Walter Burchette, one of the four prospectors who discovered the Sullivan Mine. The other miners were Pat Sullivan, John Cleaver and Ed Smith.

Burchette was the first to discover ore at the site in his float, just a little farther up the Mark Creek valley. The team then found the source, staked two claims, “Hamlet” and “Shylock”, and recorded it. The discovery was to become the famous Sullivan Mine. The party of four worked their claims from 1892-1896, then sold to the Le Roi people for $24,000, “mighty big money in those days.”

You can learn more about the Sullivan Mine with a visit to the Orpheum Theatre, a train ride through the Mark Creek Valley and a tour of the Power House.

Walter Burchette, sitting on the site of the original outcropping he discovered in 1892. This photo was taken in 1944 when he returned to visit the Sullivan Mine.

From left to right:
E.C. Smith, John Cleaver, Pat Sullivan & Walter Burchette.


North Star School


Miner's Cabin





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21 ~ Copper

Well, you don't find Canadian Pennies in circulation anymore but I have a whole big pile worth!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

S.S Moyie at Kaslo, BC



This elegant sternwheeler is the oldest intact passenger steam vessel of its type in the world. The machinery and the steel frames of its hull were built by the Bertram Engine Works of Toronto, shipped west by rail and assembled in Vancouver. Launched at Nelson on 22 October 1898 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the S.S. Moyie carried passengers and freight on Rescued and preserved by the people of Kaslo, the “sweetheart of the lake” recalled the role of sternwheelers in the history of western Canada.

Setting Moon

Ok, this of course was yesterday .. Calgary woke to rain this morning.  It was a beautiful morning and day Monday and just had to get up and get a few shot of the moon before it disappeared again for a while.


Abstract Images

I have been working on this idea for awhile ... different images ... just playing to see what I can come up with.  Some of them work and some of them don't but hey that is the way of anything.

I love to shooting wet rocks ... they intrigue me for some reason ... I think mainly because of them really rich colors that stand out so well.



Monday, September 19, 2016

Pilot Bay Lighthouse

Light of the Lake A Maritime Guide

Pilot Bay Lighthouse was established by the Government of Canada as an important aid to marine navigation. Put into operation on January 1, 1905, the building' light was visible on more than two-thirds of 65 mile long Kootenay Lake.


Originally an oil lamp guided the paddlewheel steamers and other maritime traffic to make the critical turn into the West Arm of the lake near Balfour. Over the next 88 years technology helped modernize the light source several times. In 1989 solar panels were installed to power the beacon's characteristic signal – one second of light followed by eleven seconds of dark.


The federal government decommissioned Pilot Bay Lighthouse in 1993 at which time regional groups and individuals worked together to have the building saved for its heritage and tourism values. Today this unique building is surrounded by Pilot Bay Provincial Marine Park and is maintained through a co-operative agreement between BC Parks and the volunteers of the Friends of West Kootenay Parks.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

In Honour of Terry Fox!!

Today, was the Terry Fox Run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research for a cure.  This run has been going on since I was a kid and I was quite honoured to be able to see the Memorial for Terry Fox in St. John's, this past June.

"I just wish people would realize the anything is possible if you try, dreams are made if people try."


Terry Fox (1958-1981)
While in remission from cancer, Terry Fox set out to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.  Despite having lost his right leg to the disease, this determined athlete ran 5,373 kilometres - nearly a "Marathon of Hope," which began in St. John's on April 12, 1980, captivated Canadians with its bold humanitarianism, transformed our vocabulary about personal courage, and revolutionized fund-raising.  To date, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised by Fox and in his name to the benefit of cancer sufferers around the world.  The heroic nature, and tragic interruption of his made Terry Fox an enduring Canadian icon.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ Surprise Me!!

Surprise Me!!
Love the idea of Surprise me or Your Choose ... this means I can shoot what ever I want, this I do anyway so well lets see what I can I have found!


Friday, September 16, 2016

September 16 ~ On Books

On the Books ... this one I have been thinking on for ages.  Finally just started pulling things out and giving it a try to see what it would look like.  Found the dried flowers from my grandfathers funeral, my mom kept.  And instantly thought the image would look good as a Black & White.


Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ The Sky

The Sky
The Clouds building behind the grain elevator were really rather cool!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Just Something Pretty for This Evening!

I have a thing for reflections and look for them all the time!  With the beautiful bright blue sky and the fall colors starting to show themselves.  How could one resist?!




September 13 ~ The Moon



Some really beautiful morning moons lately. Between the bright blue sky and the bright yellow leaves of autumn.  What more could you ask for!!

Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ Something Circle

Something Circle
Several Circles in this old fire wagon.


Cedar Moss

I wandered one wet morning at Kokanee Campground and found some very interesting images.  The Moss on everything was just very interesting!!


This is Moss on an old Cedar Tree Stump ... makes for a very interesting image doesn't? :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

September 12 ~ Old

Ok, I truly don't know how old this really is but I do remember seeing when I was very little at my grandmother's apartment.  It was one of those things, it is suppose to be there and it still is!!


Jim Smith Lake, Cranbrook BC

Not as many colors in the trees as I hoped for but still a pretty place to go and have supper at.


There was a wonderful family of ducks who come to visit!!



There was wonderful views of the area.




Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ Something Square

Something Square
Square and Shadows ... really liked this image with the shadows ... just pulls me right in!!


Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 10 ~ Pencil

Played in my mini studio this evening ... trying to come up with a few ideas for my little list!!


When is the last time you chewed on a good pencil!!!

Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ A Toy

A Toy
Raggity Ann and Andy ... I had these when I was little ... I just may have to go back and get a set!! LoL



Friday, September 9, 2016

September 9 ~ Retro

Retro is so much fun to photograph ... You just never know what you will find if and when you go looking for it.  And sometimes even when you don't go looking for them, they find you!!