this week on instagram; roadtrip

This week on Instagram

road trip to saskatchewan

road trip to Saskatchewan

on our way to Calgary

through the Rockies in the Rain

through the Rockies in the Rain

kamloops at sunset

Kamloops at sunset

heading east, almost at Merrit BC

heading east, almost at Merritt BC

 

We have spent a lot of time in the car during the last 7 days! I am thinking my next photo project might be “through the front windshield.” But in reality I am looking at staying home during the next couple of months!

Take care I hope you are enjoying your summer road trips.

Stampede Midway, after dark – Reblog

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I wanted to reblog this image for a couple of reasons, the Calgary Stampede is less that three weeks away, it is always great fun with lots of photo opportunities. I also wanted to share with you some news; I have learned this week, that this image has been licensed for publication through Alamy. Unfortunately I never find out who purchased the rights to use the image, I do know that it is a large business who will use for marketing material.

The original post from Stampede 2013: I was down at the Stampede Grounds yesterday, after volunteering at the Western Photo Gallery for a shift, Bill and I headed over watch the chuck wagon races.  We indulged in the usually beer and hot dog, not bad, then tried the mini donuts,which we had to throw away because they were undercooked. The inside was still raw…

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This week on Instagram; Margaret River, Western Australia

We rented a lovely house in Margaret River and sent the week exploring the area, visiting the caves, watching the sunset, watching the surfers.

It was a wonderful week, if I had more time I would tell you all about it. Today is our last day in Fremantle. We head back to Calgary tonight.

I hope you have been well and enjoying your days.

This week on Instagram

 

We had a great time in Melbourne, getting out to see all the sights. I loved riding the old tram. Free throught the City Center the trams they are a great way to get around to all the different things to see.

I want to thank Leanne Cole, who was kind enough to get up before dawn and take the train into the city. We spent part of the morning waiting for sunrise! While we had a beautiful blue hour, when the Yarrow River was magnificently still, we did not get a colorful sunrise. While I would have loved to see the sky full of pick’s and purple clouds, I am more than happy with the wonderful reflections of the city buildings and bridges in the river. If you are interested in learning more about dramatic range photography, long exposures, head on over to her website and order the Dynamic Range Magazine it is full of great information.

 

 

 

 

Melbourne

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Bill and I spent yesterday wandering around Melbourne;  we visited the Royal Botanical Gardens, watched one of the graffiti artist in Hosier Lane, witnessed a group of small children learning to ride a skateboard and crowding onto the historic city tram #35 with all the other tourists!

Fremantle

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We have had a wonderful few days wandering the streets Fremantle Australia. We  visited the Art Center and learned a little about the aboriginal art. Of course we have been  enjoying the different restaurants and cafe’s, seeing the public art while we wandered the streets, and we have taken time to watching the sunset on the beach.

It has been a great way to recover from the about 28 hours in transit from our home in Calgary to Freemantle!

Today we are off to Melbourne for a few day before heading to Margaret River.

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this week on instagram, my morning walk to work project. I will admit to being a  little preoccupied with work, there has been a lot going on at my full time job, so my brain, and therefore my eyes have not been seeing as much of the beautiful morning as I would have liked.

I have found that if my thoughts are tied up at work, I am not seeing what is around me as fully as I could be seeing. Being lost in my thoughts, thinking about work as I walk might be like sleepwalking. Walking the same route to work everyday plays a part in the sleepwalking, we see the same things twice a day, 5 days a week, at about the same time everyday, the routine can dull the senses.

Are you sleepwalking through your day, caught up in your routine, missing the beautiful of your surroundings, of the moment you are in?  I started this Walk to Work Instagram Project to help me become more conscious and enjoy the walk, hopefully take my mind off work! I hope you enjoy seeing the images from my walk to work.

The next three weeks we are off to Australia, and my morning walk to work project will begin again in May.

Family Fun

Just a couple of weeks so ago I was invited to take some family photos that were to be used as an announcement!

Erin and Ken had a plan, I was to capture the moment, Ms. D was having none of it. I love the way the plan always comes together. Allowing for the unexpected is essential and highly rewarding.

Thanks Erin and Ken for inviting me to share this time with you, and for allowing me to share your photos and your news! And special thanks to Ms.Dr for her smiles, giggles and hugs.

At the Fence

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I spent a quiet weekend at the computer exploring the cache of old photos on the hard drive, and working with textures. There is a lot to learn when overlaying images with textures, and using multiple images together.

I still haven’t decided if this image is a complete success, but I am happy with the outcome for now, as a stage in learning. I am sure that as I work my way through the various lessons and ideas I will develop new skills.

I am curious, as the pony at the fence, to see where this might take my photography.

For those who are interested in using textured layers for developing images I would recommend Kim Klassen, who has a number of wonderful textures and on-line classes on using those textures.

 

This week…..

This week from my Instagram feed, the walk to work is rarely the same two days in a row! A couple of the images were posted for a photo-a-day photo challenge, a new word each day to inspire me. Click on the image to see the image in a large size.

Three of the four photos were taken and edited on my smartphone. With the 30 minute walk to work each day I am finding it much harder and harder to carry my camera with me.  I have found I am able to edit my photos using the tools provided in the gallery or photo app.  Then recently I decided to download the Lightroom Mobile app, and over the week I have been taking a little time to learn the features, wonderful! Loving it!

I hope you are enjoying your week, I would love to hear from you, has your routine changed lately, how has your photography adapting to that change.