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    September 20, 2014
    'Canadian Museum For Human Rights' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    The Canadian Museum For Human Rights finally opened to the public today on September 20, 2014!

    The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is an architectural wonder designed by American architect Antoine Predock. He was inspired by Canadian landscapes such as the vast prairie skies, northern lights, snow and ice, as well as Canadian cultures, including Indigenous cultures. The form of the building was also influenced by images of icebergs, tree roots and out-stretched wings. This national and international destination was established to explore the issue of human rights, focusing on the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Museum was built in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the first such national museum to be built outside the National Capital Region in nearly half a century. A Canadian postage stamp was issued to commemorate the opening of the Museum in September of 2014.

    PS: I was fortunate to be commissioned to produce the 'two' images on the postage stamp, including the images for the First Day Issue Envelope and the stamp Booklet.

    Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each

    Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each

    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    September 19, 2014
    'Winnipeg Skyline at Sunrise' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    "The Winnipeg skyline, seen from the east, features two iconic architectural structures: the Canadian Museum For Human Rights, designed by American architect Antoine Predock and the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge designed by Winnipeg architect Étienne Gaboury. The bridge crosses the Red River and connects downtown Winnipeg and Saint-Boniface, Canada’s largest French speaking community beyond Quebec.

    The ‘Belt of Venus’, an atmospheric phenomenon seen just before sunrise or after sunset, glows bright pink above the darker blue layer known as the ‘Earth’s Shadow’. This pink glow, also known as an ‘anti-twilight arch’, extends some 10-20 degrees above the horizon and is caused by a backscattering of reddish light from the rising or setting sun".

    Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each

    Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each

    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    March 1, 2014
    The forecast was for sunny skies but .... you know how that usually turns out! Driving along the highway south of Thompson on a very cold morning of my last day of the trip, I kept an eye on this 'sun halo' that appeared at first very faint but eventually intensified. I finally stopped at a location with a promising foreground. After ensuring that it was safe to exit the vehicle, I mounted my wide angle PC (perspective control) lens onto the camera in order to keep the trees 'straight' and not 'leaning back' as I aimed the lens high to capture mostly sky. It appears somewhat as if spokes are coming through the 'circle of light'.
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    March 1, 2014
    This great gray owl certainly looked warmer than I was photographing it on the side of the highway just past Swan River. It was frigidly cold and, upon close inspection, you can actually see frost crystals on its face. It waited quite contently, turning its head to one side, then the other, looking for mice. It posed for me for a good 10 minutes before it flew off to a nearby spruce tree where I made a few more captures. Such encounters with wildlife always start the day off on the right foot!
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    February 25, 2014
    Frigid temperatures often bring clear skies and the possibilitiy of great light but not always. I was fortunate to capture this image near Swan River last evening. It's a nice way to end the day.
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