I spent an hour this morning photographing orchids at the 2014 Manitoba Orchid Society Show and Sale. The show is currently held at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory from Friday March 21 to Sunday March 23 (9:00 AM to 4:30 PM). There are plenty of interesting flowers to view. This is a great way to welcome SPRING!
The 2014 Spring / Summer issue of OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY CANADA magazine is now out! In my regular feature called DISCOVERING CANADA, I focus my lens and thoughts on one of my favorite places, my 'home town of GREATER SUDBURY. It's hard to believe that we've already highlighted 28 other wonderfful locations across this great country of CANADA. Subscribe or pick up your copy at your favorite newstand.
Last night I posted a few photographs of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights showing the 'Tower of Hope' lit up GREEN in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. I made those images under blizzard conditions, with the wind howling and snow falling quite heavily.
Always persistent in trying to get the best image possible, I woke up this morning at 4 AM and returned to last night's location on the Saint-Boniface Promenade. I hiked down to the waterfront once more, trudging through snow. Conditions had improved but clouds still covered the sky. I made a few more images and returned home. While making coffee, I noticed that the clouds were starting to clear in the western sky and that the full moon was also setting. I drove back downtown for the third time in 12 hours and made the resulting image you see above, including a few more in the accompanying gallery. Unfortunately, the moon had decended behind the clouds by the time I arrived downtown.
Click on the 'main image' to see the additional photos.
The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights celebrates St. Patrick's Day by 'Going Green'! Its 'Tower of Hope', which normally lights up 'white' will 'glow green' on the eves of March 16 and 17. The CMHR joins iconic buildings all around the world in Tourism Ireland's "Global Greening" celebration. Other participating world iconic structures include the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, South Africa's Table Mountain, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
"The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is one of eight Canadian landmarks to take advantage of this opportunity for global publicity and awareness as part of a massive campaign on traditional and social media" says Maureen Fitzhenry, the CMHR's media relations manager. The other Canadian locations are Niagara Falls, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Hotel de Ville de Montreal, Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, Whistler's Olympic resort, St. John's City Hall and Toronto City Hall.
As the 'luck of the Irish' would have it, Winnipeg is experiencing blizzard conditions today. That didn't stop me however from getting a few images. This evening, the ambiant light above the city had a very warm, 'otherworldly glow' to it!
Click on the 'main image' to see a few images of the 'Green Tower of Hope'.