Week 4 – January 2020 Photography

Early Morning Osoyoos British Columbia
Osoyoos British Columbia Canad, lights across the lake

Two different views of Osoyoos reflected in Osoyoos Lake, it has been a quiet week visiting my parents. Osoyoos has become or is quickly becoming the snowbird capital of Canada. For those seniors who wish to escape the harsh winter conditions in their home town, Osoyoos has the shortest and warmest winter conditions of almost anywhere in Canada. It also has a community of seniors that is active and welcoming.

The 52 frames challenge this week was titled “Fill the Frame”

Winter Daisy

While out for our walk I spotted a large clump of daisies, one of my favorite flowers, and given how many flowers were on still on the stock, brown and withered I am going to guess that Osoyoos was hit with a sudden heavy frost early in the winter season. This was a bonus for me, using a technique called free-lensing to photograph the flowers to fill the frame. Free-lensing requires that I use my 50mm lens off-camera, turned backward, it magnifies the subject similar to a macro lens, for Lensbaby. The depth of field is very small, resulting in a very soft image, for some subjects this works very well. I did add a layer of texture in post-processing, adding depth to the dreamy nature of the image.

Below an image of licorice candy using the same free-lensing technique, and my second choice for the challenge. Which would have been your choice?

free-lensing – licorice candy still life

Just a quick reminder, if you are in the Calgary area, I hope you will drop by our Exposure 2020 event, we would love to see you there

That’s my news for the week, your comments are appreciated.
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4 thoughts on “Week 4 – January 2020 Photography

    1. Hi Sharon, so nice to hear from you, and thanks for your kind words. Osoyoos is a lovely little town, very quiet during the winter months. The best part, winter doesn’t last very long.


  1. Hi Janice, we love Osoyoos, to bad you didn’t drop in and say hi while you were here.
    Love the photos too. We get to look east across the lake from our house and it is always a great view.
    I’ve seen some spectacular skies here as well..Too bad I didn’t have my camera with me at those times.

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    1. Hi Stewart, I did think about calling, but we were pretty tied up with mom and dad, it was a short visit with them, next time, I am out again on the 18th so we will plan coffee on the 19th at Joe Joe’s! I am sure you love it there. I carry my camera everywhere, it has become my go to accessory for every outfit. haha


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