The hour before sunrise is particularly sweet and one has to be constantly on the alert as conditions can change quickly. I had tried to make this image on two previous mornings but clouds had foiled my attempt both times. On this third occasion, a few minutes before sunrise, I released the shutter knowing that I had finally succeeded. I framed the wooden pier in such a way as to create a series of triangles counter balanced by a large horizontal shape above the horizon. The converging lines of the pier made of aspen trees lead into the bright space above Lake Winnipeg. The centered horizon line implies tranquility while the lone pier adds a sense of solitude. A perfect morning!
September 11, 2011
What a night it was! It started off very slowly but it sure picked up steam as the evening wore on. Joe Kerr, owner of the new Pixels 2.1 Gallery in Winnipeg, joined me and we drove up to Matlock, on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg. A couple of days ago, we had received an email notice from http://spaceweather.com indicating that northern lights could be possible in the next couple of days. We hoped perhaps to frame the auroras with one of the iconic piers of the area.
On March 9, along with about a dozen or so presenters, I made my debut at PechaKucha Night in Winnipeg. PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and to show their work in public. But the concept has since turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds – keeping presentations concise and moving at a rapid and entertaining pace.