February 12, 2014
The 'digital revolution' has produced a glut of images but, unfortunately, much of this imagery is also of lower standards. While there is certainly more variety to choose from, one often needs to spend much time to find that gem amidst all that clutter. A good portion of that imagery is not very good at all, mediocre to say the least. The motto for the last few years has been 'It's good enough'. Will this change? Not likely! Most folks don't recognize great quality and/or will not commit to paying for good imagery. The quality of many publications, including some of my favorite magazines, has unfortunately taken a serious downturn in quality during these last few years, both in terms of quality of the photographs as well as in printing quality. There are still excellent publications produced but, sadly, many fewer than there used to be!
February 10, 2014
It's mid-February and we are still experiencing windchills of -40 degrees Celsius! And it's been like this most of the winter too! We are stuck in that 'polar vortex' it seems. That is how winters used to be in Winnipeg going back 15-20 years ago and beyond.
So ....what do you do when it's so cold outside? Keep doing the same thing I guess. So I was out photographing again yesterday morning, last evening and again this morning to keep the juices flowing. Hard to focus at times when your eyes are always teary from the cold, or when your glasses constantly fog up from the moist air you breathe out. I'm warm otherwise, except for the exposed facial skin and the fingers that never warm up because of the thin gloves one needs to wear in order to manoeuvre the camera controls. But when that sun shines on your face, it sure feels nice!
Have a look at some photos from the last couple of days of shooting on the prairie! Click on the main image to see the gallery of photos. Enjoy and stay warm!