Foggy and Mistday drive through the Kootney Moutains

Foggy misty day in the Kootneys copyright jmeyersforeman
Foggy misty day in the Kootnays copyright jmeyersforeman 

the drive from Vancouver to Revelstoke BC was quiet and uneventful, the fog, mist and rain covered the mountains on and off during the day. The colour of the grasses and aspen trees now that autumn is in the air were beautiful, but could not compete with the dull grey skies. Using a slow shutter speed I moved the camera in a downward motion to bring the colour of the grasses and trees further upwards in the frame and created streaks of color I haven’t decided if the image works, but it is more pleasing, at least for me, than the first image.

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Blackbird flying over the canola fields

 

redwing blackbird flying over the canola field near calgary alberta
  blackbird flying over the canola field

Earlier this week I was thinking, I wanted to get out of the city for a drive, I knew the canola fields were blooming, and there fields would be filled with beautiful shades of yellow and green. As luck would have it I had to drive to a property just south and east of Calgary for work on Tuesday.

I have to admit that I don’t always carry by camera gear in the car, but decided that it was a good idea on Tuesday, and I am glad I did. I stopped on the side of the road near a patch of cattail, natural habitat for red-winged blackbirds.

They won’t let you get too close, this bird  chatted at me for quite sometime while I photographed the fields and the cattails. I guess I was a little closer that he liked, and when I didn’t move off, he started to do the flyby.

 

Winning by a nose at Hastings Park, Vancouver BC

Last time we were in Vancouver we went to Hastings Park, with some family and friends, it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. We had a great spot along the rail, close to the finish line. A race finish that is so close is not uncommon, to catch it on camera while panning shear luck, at least for me!  I have to say that I wasn’t that lucky picking the winning horse!

Shannon

I spent a couple of hours with Shannon – and had a great day taking pictures, experimenting with light and movement, and of course chatting!  Thanks Shannon I appreciate your patience, as we moved from one light set up to another. Hopefully it won’t take too long to get all the images processed.

Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn NY

Another image of Jane’s Carousel, it was a rainy day in New York City, when we took the subway to Brooklyn and wandered the streets,  our goal a little coffee shop that was recommended by a fellow blogger, called the Brooklyn Roasting Company and seeing Jane’s Carousel.

There is something magical about a carousel. Aside from the beauty and craftmanship of these historic gems, there is the craftsmanship that goes into restoring them. Maybe we remember the feeling of being a small child and riding the carousel and seeing our parents and or grandparents standing on the side waiting for us to come around and wave. Maybe it is as a parent or grandparent standing on the side and seeing the joy of the children as the see us and wave.  There is magic and joy all around the carousel, and this one is no exception.  The setting on the East River in view of the Brooklyn Bridge even on a rainy gray day is worth the walk, after all the coffee shop is just around the corner!

Jamaican Bobsled and the big ride down the track!

Riding down the Jamaican Bobsled at Mistic Mountain, Jamaica, what a way to start the day! This is straight from the camera!  It was about a 5 minute ride, one person in each of the bobsleds, so I had one hand on my camera and one had on the brake, okay I wasn’t always holding onto the brake, but my camera was secure!

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Tango Lessons, Central Park, NYC

From June until September you can learn Tango in Central Park, NYC.  Every Saturday at 6 pm a group gathers to dance, to demonstrate and to teach those who are interested.  It was amazing to watch, and if I hadn’t been busy taking pictures I might have joined in the lesson.  To watch the dancers weave their way around the cobblestone square was magic.

other examples of my tango in centeral park images

Sunrise over Venice

Working on the holiday photos, and missing the sunrise over Venice.