What kind of picture is there on the wall representing you?

The picture I see is the picture I will be. Bob Proctor

As a photographer, thinking in terms of pictures seems natural. Bob Proctor ask, ” how do you see yourself on a daily basis?”  As a successful, happy person, who brings light into other peoples lives, happily anticipating of  challenges; or a sad, discouraged, grumpy person. There is great power in the way you visualize yourself and your approach to life. What kind of picture is there on the wall representing you?




Sangeeta helped us out with the lifestyle workshop and has been patiently waiting her images!  I finally have them already and will be uploading them on the weekend.   So Sangeeta, I beg your patience one more day and hope that you find the wait worth your time.

Street Art, Spring Blossoms

The beautiful street art reminds me that, hopefully spring is just around the corner.  While it could be almost another month before we see the trees blooming I am looking forward to the spring bulbs like crocus, tulips and daffodiffs.

Haiku, Flowers of spring

by ~Amagai-Shuusuke
The flowers of spring, Bloom upon the silent hill, Where our love was born.

Micah’s and his guitar

flamenco guitarist

breaking the silence

touching and mending our souls

I watched Micah, he was performing at the flamenco show March 18, 2012 at the Auburn Saloon, I wanted to do a close up photo showing the hand stuming the strings. the haiku came later as I worked on the image, using s split toning, a warm black and white feeling. Like the feeling in the room that night.   Micah is a young quitarist, hoping to study flamenco guitar in Spain this fall, we were lucky to sit with his parents and learn a little about him and his dream, and the Flamenco community in Calgary

spring tulips,

spring officially arrived mar 20 and last week across the country we had warmer than average temperatures, I was sure that spring had arrived. then yesterday Calgary had a storm warning and 10 cm of snow! that I am reminded is spring in Calgary.  the flowers and spring bulbs are not yet out of the ground, I was desperate and went to the garden center and purchased a pot to brighten up the window sill I hope you enjoy spring and the tulips as much as I do.

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!

Michele Mar 24, 2012

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C. S. Lewis

I love doing portraits for friends, it gives us time to spend together to chat, and catch up on all the news, then a couple of days after they have gone home I get to send them a momento of the day! Michele looked lovely on Saturday. We drank a little bubbly, nibbled a little chocolate, it was a great visit. Thanks Michele, more of your photos will be ready soon!

Black and White Venice

I love

black and white Venice Italy

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Ansel Adams                                                                                                                                                 I hope you have a wonderful friday, that you find time to enjoy the place you are at; the people you meet, and the opportunities of you day!

Ann @ Eau Clair

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. John Burroughs

Ann was one of the models helping us out at the photography workshop, here she sits patiently making notes while we are busy around her studying the light, and the back ground. Pretending that we, the photographers,  are not buzzing around her trying to make sure everything is just right.  I am with John Burroughs, the days are too short to do all that I want to do, see all I want to see, and read all that is interesting!


I met Hannah on Sunday Mar 18, 2012, a group of us were getting together to work on a photo project.  Hannah was one of our models, she was creative and lively and willing try just about anything. Her dress was a great contrast to the background. We didn’t get much to talk but I have since learned that she doesn’t like getting up in the morning for class and finds riding the bus boring! Hannah I hope your Wednesday is a good one!

More photos from the Sunday project at Calgary Passion for Photography