November 16, 2015
I was fascinated by architecture from very early on. For the last 20 years, architecture has been an important part of my commercial photography business as well as my personal work. Buildings are designed by artists and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to photograph their works. I am attracted to the same design elements as when I am photographing nature - line, shape, form, pattern, texture and colour. From skylines to details, interiors or exteriors, I love capturing how light transforms "The Built Environment”.
Join me as my special guest this coming Wednesday, November 18, 2015 as I share my thoughts and images about 'Architectural Photography' for the Winnipeg South Photo Club. I presented a similar presentation last year for the Manitoba Camera Club but I have just revamped much of the presentation with new images! Presentation starts at 7:30 PM at Acadia Junior High School.
November 15, 2015
In the park beside my backyard, I composed this image of tree shadows as the sun rose above the horizon.
November 4, 2015
This Saturday November 7, I will be at Chapters in St. Vital (Winnipeg) to sign my Ontario book which was released earlier in the spring. The book was published by Turnstone Press and was printed at Friesens in Altona, Manitoba. The book was a recent winner of a 2015 Certificate of Merit in the Category Art Books at this year’s annual Premier Print Awards sponsored by the Printing Industries of America. With Xmas fast approaching, the book would make a fine gift for a loved one and I would be honored to autograph a copy for you. Hope to see some of you between noon and 3 PM.
November 1, 2015
Hostas are shade-tolerant plants widely grown in gardens all over. A great many varieties offer the gardener or home owner a plethora of colors and patterns. We tend to pay attention to them in the summer months but some hostas can be simply breathtaking in the fall turning a stunning golden color as they prepare for the winter season. Here is a closeup made in the front yard of a leaf displaying the patterning of the veins painted by the quiet light of an overcast sky.
October 26, 2015
Every year I look forward to the return of spring. I enjoy the four seasons which bring about different experiences. When we moved into our current house some 25 years ago, I planted a Nanking Cherry shrub and looked forward each year seeing the pinkish blossoms brighten up the backyard, even if only for a few days. Being an avid bird watcher for years, I often looked for the arrival of new species each spring and thought about how nice it would be to photograph a bird surrounded by the bright cherry blossoms. One year I purchased a small blind and set it up about 15-20 feet in front of the Nanking Cherry and waited patiently. I was rewarded with a few visits from a number of warblers including, from top to bottom, a Chestnut-sided warbler, a Cape May warbler, a Tennessee warbler and an Eastern Phoebe which I photographed on my rhubarb plant near the cherry shrub. Both the Nanking Cherry and the rhubarb are no longer but I will be planting another Nanking Cherry very soon! Trees and shrubs offer many benefits to the home owner including habitat and food for wildlife, to say nothing of the aesthetic appeal.