time to go home; we had a great visit to the calgary zoo

jmeyersforeman:

I can’t believe it has been a year since I had the opportunity to go to the zoo with these to wonderful ilttle kids. I love travelling around with little people, seeing the world from their viewpoint, and with the excitement with which they explore the world.

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two small children holding hands as they walk

leaving the zoo, time to go home

It has been almost a month since I visited the Calgary Zoo with Jen, Pat, Arabella, Baylee, Connor and Maddie, and I have finally finished processing their photos.  Maddie and Connor, pictured here are about 22 months old; they are very good about holding hand and walking with someone.  here we are on our way to the car after a couple of hours at the zoo, a walk in dinosaur park, and the penguins.

I had a great day with the family, and I am happy to be delivering their photos today!

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Jakesprinter is an illustrator I have been following for sometime now, each sunday he posts a photochallenge; this week “shelter” is the them – check out his great illustrations and other great photos.

Versatile blogger

Versatileblogger Award

The Versatile Bogger Award

Having my blog nominated by Jakesprinter at http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com is quite a complement, and I want to thank Jakesprinter for acknowledging my blog, it is nice to know that the photos and content are enjoyed.

There are three simple rules after being nominated as a versitile blogger; 

1. Thank the person who gave you this award by linking to their blog! with that I do want to thank Jake  for nominating my blog, and recommend that you heck out his blog, he has some great illustrations, and is working hard to build a community by not only asking readers to get involved with him, but by reaching out to support other bloggers. He seems to have a wonderful sense of humor!

2. Nominate 15 bloggers here is 15 blogs I read, enjoy and are inspired by

  1. http://lindsaymariko.wordpress.com/
  2. http://traceycaponephotography.com/
  3. http://stowell.wordpress.com/
  4. http://newyorkstreetportraits.com/
  5. http://widebrightpass.wordpress.com/
  6. http://marinachetner.com/
  7. http://taloeffler.com/
  8. http://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/
  9. http://willsteward.wordpress.com/
  10. http://anitamacphotos.wordpress.com/
  11. http://shoppinginmyowncloset.com/
  12. http://eatpraytravel.wordpress.com/
  13. http://poeticaperture.com/
  14. http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com/
  15. http://everywhereonce.com/

3. Tell your readers 7 things about yourself:  that’s probably harder than picking 15 great blogs out of all the great blogs out there!

1) I love to travel; 2) I carry my camera almost all the time; 3) I love poetry, and have been reading/studying haiku; 4) I am a volunteer at the Calgary Stampede, Western Photo Gallery Committee; 5) dancing is a great way to spend the evening; 6) dinner with family and friends is another great way to spend the evening; 7) I would like to see sunrise more often!

Grand Torino in Black and White

Carly’s colt, Grand Torino, we got togethere in the summer to do photos.  I have been challenging myself to see things a little differently – trying a square format for some photos, and a lot more black and white images. On this photo we know the colt is with her mother, with the square format the mom takes on the role as background, with the standard ratio, the feelilng is quite different.

Happy Holidays to one and all!

Happy Holidays, Santa Greeting from jmeyersforeman

I wanted to take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, I hope Santa is good to you, and that all your wishes, dreams and aspirations come to fruition in 2012.  I am taking the next 10 days off from blogging.  As usual I will have my camera with me always, and if I see you I hope to get a great photo of our time together!

take care and I hope to see and hear from you in 2012.

Fredau Hoekstra @ Studio 35, Airdrie Alberta

fredau Hoekstra @ studio 35, Airdrie Alberta

I had the pleasure of working with:

International Model: Fredau Hoekstra (www.fredauhoekstra.co.uk)
Hair & Makeup: Mallory McGowan (www.mallorymcgowan.com)
Wardrobe: Maria Serpico
Location: Studio 35 Photography – As part of a Studio 35 / Airdrie Photography Club workshop (www.studio35photo.ca)
It was a great learning experience, and this is just one of the many great photos taken that day. Adam Kuzik help with the light set-up and we couldn’t have achieve this kind of success without him. Thanks so much everyone for a great day.

happy friday to everyone!

It’s friday, last night was a late night, Steven Galloway a Canadian writer and teacher kept me awake, reading “The Cellist of Sarajevo“.  I have been told that the book was inspired by a true story, it is more about the three people struggling to survive than it is about the war. If I had time today I would curl up in a corner, avoid the freezing temperatures outside and read by the fireplace. Maybe tomorrow!