Dandelion season #photooftheday #ig_closeups #jj_indetail #macro #canon #nothingisordinary

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Vancouver in the rain one if my fav photos of o e of my fav cities! #yvr #vancouver #rain #weather #reflection

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A couple of the super cute inhabitants of Vancouver. #photooftheday #cuteness #racoon #yvr #nothingisordinary

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Canoes ready for summer. Kelowna. #canoe #lake #photooftheday

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More scooters! Park near the Roman amphitheater in Verona Italy. #scooter #vespa #verona #italy #travel #photooftheday

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Memories of Italy #vespa #italy #travel #nothingisordinary #photooftheday #black_white_photography

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What to do on a snowy day!

Tulilps; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Tulilps; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015 

it snowed yesterday; so I played with the tulips. Tulips have a great way of brightening the room and allow me to ignore the weather outside.

Spring in Calgary

Spring in Calgary, more snow in the forecast; jmeyersforeman 2015

Spring in Calgary, more snow in the forecast; jmeyersforeman 2015  

Spring in Calgary! the only thing predictable about the weather here is that it is unpredictable! We do know that there is a good chance there will be more snow between now and the May long weekend…..

After-Before Friday; Cee’s Garden Gate

Cee's Garden Gate

Cee’s Garden Gate

It’s Friday, and the after-before blog post, and the first friday of the month, If you have been following the blog for a while you might remember that on the first Friday of the month the One Photo Challenge to process another photographer’s image. I have to admit that this can be difficult.

For Cee’s image I decided to explore the Filter Gallery in Photoshop. Anyone familiar with this gallery will know that the range of options is staggering. I captured a couple of screen shots that show my settings, but you can see from the screen shot that there are many many variables, and each setting can be adjusted to personal taste. Using the Watercolor setting with the Watercolor Paper setting gives the image a painted quality.

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Head on over the Cee’s Blog to see what she has done with her image and her final image.  Don’t forget to hop on over to Stacy’s Virtual Venturing blog, she hosts the One Photo Focus, and the After-Before blog posts, it is there you will see all the different edits submitted by several photographers.  I love to read this blog post, and see and learn from the creative photographers who participate.

Aspen Trees and Orange Sculpture in the Calgary Olympic Plaza

Aspen and orange sculpture_Calgary Olympic Plaza; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Aspen and orange sculpture_Calgary Olympic Plaza; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

I received an email this week ,in it a reminder that Calgary is a beautiful city, I believe that to be true. But there are day when i have trouble finding that beauty, and I realize we can only really appreciate the beauty of our surroundings if we are prepared to see it.

Along the north east corner of Olympic plaza you will find a small planting of aspen trees, long prairie grasses and a group of bright orange steel poles. I know there will be some who will wonder how large steel poles that are painted orange and planted in the ground could possible be considered art.  I think the installation is beautiful, it reminds me of those bright rays of sun shining through the trees at sunrise.

I hope you find some beauty in your day today.