September 19, 2014
I recently introduced a series of 'blank' notecards and photographic prints for retail. This series features iconic images from Manitoba and consists of 14 different images. The series was designed by Circle Design (in conjunction with Tetro Design) and the notecards were printed by Friesens while the photographic prints were done by The Lab Works. I am very pleased with the products and they will be available in fine select retail outlets in Manitoba. The first retail outlet to feature the series is WOW Mabuhay, a newly opened gift store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba. More retail outlets will be added as they come on stream.
The 5x7" notecards are blank inside, leaving the customer the freedom to write their own message. The back of the notecard features a brief note about the image. The notecard comes with an envelope and both items are neatly packaged into a 'Crystal Clear Bag'. Each card retails for $ 6.95 each.
The 16x20' beautifully printed image comes packaged into a mailing tube for ease of carrying. Each frameable print retails for $ 74.95.
Each notecard / photographic print will be featured in a future blog post.
September 15, 2014
Canada's newest museum - the Canadian Museum for Human Rights - is poised to open this week. After more than a decade of construction, the Museum will open its doors on Saturday, September 20 as the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba welcome guests and tourists from all over the world. This architectural icon and state-of-the-art museum, designed by Antoine Predock and constructed by PCL, features prominently on the city's skyline. I am looking forward to finally seeing the completed exhibits.
September 14, 2014
The current solar cycle is near its peak but this cycle has been unusually quiet. There was however some northern light activity during the last couple of weeks. I ventured out on three separate occasions following predictions for good northern light activity in Manitoba but witnessed strong activity on only one of those nights. The best northern lights were undeniably during an unscheduled visit to the bathroom around 3 PM in Indian Head, Saskatchewan! It pays to keep our head up!
September 14, 2014
I recently returned from traveling 9,000 kms to Alberta to photograph landscapes and wildlife. Just a few days after my return, Brenda - one of my neighbors - spotted an unusual bird in the pond behind our houses. Brenda, always observant, has in the past alerted me to some very interesting bird species and this one was no different. I went out and discovered three Great Egrets (Ardea alba) feeding in the pond!
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September 10, 2014
For three weeks in August I crisscrossed the province of Alberta in search of new images for an upcoming book about Alberta. In the process, I added some 9,000 kms to my trusty van which also functioned not only as my mode of transportation but also as my 'home away from home'. I already had plenty of excellent images of the province having lived and worked in Alberta for 7 years in addition to having returned dozens of times over the years. But I wanted to see some new locations I had never seen before as well as revisit others for which a good image still eluded me. I seldom pass up a great opportunity to travel and photograph!
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