December 20, 2016
As one year draws to an end, another is just about to begin. I managed to get out photographing a few times in the last 10 days or so, albeit during the coldest stretch of winter to date. I travelled to Lake Winnipeg at Victoria Beach on one occasion, the open prairie around Lorette and Grande Pointe on another, Birds Hill Provincial Park on a third occasion and finally, Sandilands Provincial Forest on the final one where I made this image of the sun setting through jack pine trees. It was bitterly cold with temperatures hovering around minus 30 degrees Celsius. With a cutting breeze, the windchill dropped the temperature to around minus 40 degrees Celsius. I was toasty warm walking through the forest except for my face and hands. I have yet to find a balaclava to work well with with glasses (I now have three of them including a very expensive one). I managed to keep the fingers from freezing but I had accidentally left the thinner silk gloves in my other winter coat; I normally slip these thinner silk gloves into a slightly thicker pair when temperatures are extreme.
I love the silence at this time of year! I thought this image was fitting for the coming festive season.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and All The Best for 2017 !
December 5, 2016
I am looking forward to returning to Banff this coming January to present at the 2017 Banff Photography Summit as the Keynote Speaker. Amongst other speakers joining me at the Summit will be Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine's editor Roy Ramsay for which I have been writing and illustrating a feature called 'Discovering Canada' for the last 10 years. Incidentally, there is a great SPECIAL currently offered to new Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine subscribers.
The conference takes place in the beautiful town site of Banff in Banff National Park in Alberta from January 13-15, 2017. Conference organizer Brian Merry has a variety of events planned and you may browse the itinerary and register at the Banff Photography Summit website. Personally, I plan on taking advantage of this conference by taking a little holiday to explore and photograph the beauty of the Majestic Canadian Rockies. I hope to see a few of you at the conference!
December 5, 2016
Join me this coming Wednesday evening, December 7, 2016 as I present 'On The Front Burner' at the Winnipeg South Photo Club. I will speak about and show images from some recent projects including Black & White images, manipulated images, as well as nature photographs from recent trips to the Canadian East Coast, The Canadian West Coast and points in between! Nearly all images will be new to the Winnipeg South Photo Club audience.
The evening starts at 7:30 PM and takes place in the library of Acadia Junior High School, 175 Killarney in Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you are not a Winnipeg South Photo Club member but would like to attend, simply let me know and I will admit you as one of my SPECIAL guests! Hope to see you there!