Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

88 Icicles

Just a quick shot tonight and then off to bed.

Photo editing will have to wait.

Monday, March 28, 2011

87 of 365 Bible Study

No we didn't study all these - stuck with the Gospel of John and finally finished chapter 10. What a feast!!
But these books were sitting on the coffee table so they became fodder for tonight's 365 obligation.
Piper, Chester, Carson, Chan, God
With authors like this man has no excuse!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

86 of 365 Working

I always struggle to get a creative shot the day after a photo shoot. It seems after 300 shots the mojo just wanes a little. I have sat here at my computer for the past 7 hrs working on my engagement shoot and I realize that not only do I need to get to bed (so I can get up for the day job tomorrow) but I haven't taken my 365 shot of the day. So here it is just under the wire - a shot of my screen as I wait for photos to upload.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

85 of 365 Alicia and Aaron

Engagement shoot today. Hard to pick one and so many to go through.
But I like this one even though it broke a few photography rules.

I love photographing couples in love. Makes we want to hug my sweetheart.
So I do!

More photos of Alicia and Aaron on the regular blog.

Friday, March 25, 2011

84 of 365 Mexican White Lady

Went next door for our monthly Friday night evening with friends and neighbours - just appetizers and a white lady and then call it a night - great way to end the week. Love Linda's Mexican decor.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

82 of 365 Epson Stylus R3000 Inject printer

This is my current printer.
And it is almost useless. It prints lots of stuff but it never gets colours right on photos.
Never! Even if the guy at London drugs thinks it does. He is wrong! Or he prints terrible photos.
It is a really cheap printer.
You get what you pay for.
So I need a new printer because I want to be able to print my customers photos on specialty paper... Like Hahnemuhle
oh so nice but WAY too expensive to print four times to get the colours right. I need it right the first try.

So! I am considering the Epson R3000. Just came out last week.
Kind of pricey.
Kind of nice.
I may have to move a lot of stuff off my desk to make it fit.
Kind of HUGE!

Monday, March 21, 2011

80 of 365 Brian's birthday

and I didn't have any candles so I stuck a big zero in the cake.
Brian said it was just fine - it represented the number of girlfriends he has.
And he told me it was okay to say that.....
... so I am ....just in case there is anyone interested out there.

Bible Study evening - Ice cream cake, John 10, Job, Ephesians, Romans. It's all good stuff. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

79 of 365 Super Moon

On March 19th, 2011 the moon passed by the Earth at a distance of 356,577 kilometers (221,567 miles) – the closest pass in 18 year. So at 1:30 am on March 20th I took this photo of this super sized moon. Unfortunately the sky over Saskatoon was super cloudy/foggy and not at all accommodating. So that meant super high ISO for the super moon. Which left it super grainy - even too grainy for Lightroom's nifty noise reduction tool.
But it is officially the super photo of the day. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

78 of 365 Last Hike

An 8am hike this morning before packing up and making the trip home. Now sitting in Calgary airport with a 5 hr layover. Getting home at midnight - sigh.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

76 of 365 Arizona Evening

I didn't take any photos today so when we arrived back from a very noisy evening at a Sports Bar (yes I went to a sports bar) watching basketball (what do I know about basketball).... I got a shot of some peace and quiet - the lights of the hotel, palm trees and an almost full moon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

74 of 365 Hiking the wild west

Headed into the hills this morning and did some climbing with 20 pounds of camera gear. It was an almost 2 hr workout but good for me. I drank all my water - it is dry here.
Can you see the trail I took below?

Monday, March 14, 2011

73 of 365 Gold Field Fiddler

We visited the old mining town of Gold Field today. It was hard to pick just one photo but this fellows blue eyes and kind smile caught me.
More Gold Field photos on the blog.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

72 0f 365 Lobby

Believe it or not, I did not pick up my SLR until 7pm tonight and took all of 12 photos as we walked around the resort after a brief bite to eat.
So here you have the lobby of our hotel.
No flash and high ISO. Just capturing the evening mood of this busy but relaxed place.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

69 of 365 USB mania

How many USB ports does one photographer need?
Apparently more then the five on the back of her computer and the seven on her Logiix USB port expander.
Stay tuned. I am on a plane tomorrow and looking forward to some wild west photography!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

67 of 365 Winter River

Always amazes me how it can be so bitterly cold here and the river stays open... makes me wonder whats in there .... still it is very pretty.

Monday, March 7, 2011

66 of 365 Feasting

Look what Colleen made and brought to Bible Study tonight.
You are welcome to join us. We truly do feast Monday evenings.
Tonight, besides Cinnamon buns, we feasted on the Good Shepherd in John 10.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

65 of 365 drips

Wow - only 300 more photos to go!!
Post photo shoot day - kind of loose the mojo for about 24 hrs - that's when another shot of water works - they always look different. Of course it takes about 30 shots to get the drip, light, dof and focus just right.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

64 of 365 Olivia

Baby photo shoot today.
This is Olivia and she is the sweetest, happiest, and most content 8 week old. Barely a peep out of her. She even smiled for me. :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

63 of 365 - winter still

Hanging on but showing promise.
Crazy busy week followed by a very busy weekend.
Ah life is flying by.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

62 of 365 My Co-workers

Had the office to the house tonight to say good bye to a very special manager.
We had a fun time.
What a great bunch of co-workers. Makes going to work every day so easy. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

61 of 365 Heather

This is Heather and she belongs to the Royal Doulton Family.

A wonderful gal to sit for portraiture.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

60 of 365 Vase

From Delft
A gift from my sweetheart about 8 years ago.

Life is crazy busy again.
Expect more photos of things around the house.