Week 3 of my 365 Day Photo Editing Project

Little Wild  Mushroooms

 

Last week I was feeling down and questioning myself but I made myself stick to it – and I’m glad I did! This week I was on creative fire and got some FANTASTIC edits and also idea’s for other shoots I want to do once I get the space to work on things like that!

I found a few more diamonds in the rough and with some editing turned out to be real jems!

I also am learning some skin softening techniques in Photoshop so I am improving my editing skills yet!

I did a photo shoot on Saturday so that will lend new content for the blog. I have several shoots planned for January!

I can’t wait for the holidays to pass by to have time to work on things again!

 

Blue Morpho Butterbly Color vs Black and White Study

Love Earth

Annie Portrait

Parc Jean Drapeau Sculpture

Passion Flower

This is an artistic edit of the Canada Malting building meant to be printed on metal. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

This is an artistic edit of the Canada Malting building meant to be printed on metal.
I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

The first week of my 365 day Photo Project

Train Yard

Light Painting

Love is a Light

Studio Sundari Festival Wear

The Stairs

Fawkes Victoria - Occupy Montreal

Lachine Waterfront

I did it! I started my 365 day project that I announced back in September! I will edit and upload to my facebook page one image per day. In addition I will attempt two photo-walks or photo shoots a month. I will also attempt 1 difficult image to edit a week and intend also to do one creative editing project a month. I hope I can keep all those commitments – whew! Check the blog for weekly updates!

So my journey begins and I’m starting to chip away at the back log of pictures collecting dust in my computer. Support, ideas and collabs are all welcome. I may need a cattle prod now and then!

Here is to a year of Photos!

Lost in the moment – Taking photos of Aurora Borealis

I follow several feeds and alerts for Northern Lights.

This usually means dropping everything, often in the wee hours of the night to go hunting for the elusive light show. Many times its a no go, the conditions aren’t right, Light pollution from cities (or even the full moon).

Sometimes its the weather, or even that the sun flare hits in the middle of the day. Once I got so excited and jumped in my truck with my camera gear, drove up the mountain to my “spot” the whole time NOT realizing it was raining – duh can’t see anything with cloud cover!

Then there are nights like last night, everything just works perfectly. I moved not long ago to a new area, and every time we drove around for the past few months we would take note of places that had great panorama views towards the north. When I got the notification for an Aurora STORM I gathered my things, got in the car and off I went.

I live in a valley so my first stop was up the hill, parked in the entrance to a famers feild and took a good look. I could only barely see a feint green glow at the horizon. I snapped a few long exposures and had Great color!

The only problem was being on the side of a highway with cars frequently driving by – no good when each time your camera is doing a shot one or two cars go by. so off we went to a spot we had scouted a few weeks prior that we found while lost on back roads.

We found an old logging road going though a farmers field on the very top of the mountain and got out and was greated by the most spectacular Aurora display I have seen in my life. I was in such a dazed awe that I had completely forgotten about taking pictures. The sky looked like it was on fire and I hadn’t seen red Aurora since I was a little child.

Eventually I snapped out of it and began documenting what was to be a spectacular light show from mother nature. I stayed for nearly two hours, desperately wishing for better photo equipment. I did the best I could with the tools I had and here are the results:

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A Montreal Photographer’s trip to Granby Zoo

I went to Granby Zoo for the first time in over 20 years last weekend since we were blessed with a summer like day in the middle of September.

I went with a small group of people and though I was trying to keep my photography to a minimum I managed to get quite a few beautiful animal images.

It was sometimes tricky shooting though fences and even glass enclosures, in a quick manner no less. I really wish to return alone and really take the time to photograph the animals. They are sometimes really tricky to capture, especially the fast moving ones.
Gorilla

Duck

Rhino

Monkey

Amur Tiget

Sparrow