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    October 3, 2015
    Canada Post recently published my 'Double Rainbow' photograph as one of five stamps that comprised the 'Weather Series'. 'Double Rainbow' was created in St. Gedeon a few years ago as I was touring the Lac St. Jean area of Quebec. Driving through a rainstorm I noticed a rainbow forming and stopped on the side of the highway. It was still raining but, undeterred, I started shooting and made a series of a half dozen images. I later had to remove a couple of drops from the image that has fallen on the lens during the shoot.


    The stamp series was released on June 18 following my Ontario book tour of 'Mike Grandmaison's Ontario'. I has previously been interviewed by The Weather Network and Canada Post. The other contributors to the 'Weather Series' stamp series were: Dave Reede (Lightning), Daryl Benson (Hoarfrost), Frank R. Reardon (Sundog) and Geoff Whiteway (Fog).

    'Double Rainbow' was also used on the First Day Issue Cover, the Booklet and the Uncut Press Sheet which are also available for purchase. I have signed a number of First Day Issue Covers that have been sent to me by stamp collectors from Canada and the USA.

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    October 2, 2015
    My print exhibition NATURAL REFLECTIONS opens this evening Friday, October 2 at Grolle Fine Art in Winnipeg. The exhibition runs October 2-19, 2015. Opening Reception begins at 7:30 PM


    The exhibition is part of Winnipeg's annual Photographic Festival FlashFest which runs for the entire month of October.


    Hope to see some of you this evening!

    Grolle Fine Art. Studio 24. 81 Garry Street. Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3C 4J9 1-204-691-6112
    Posted In:Exhibitions
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    September 28, 2015
    It has been a very busy summer and autumn is following in the same pattern. My last Blog post and update on my Facebook Page was made in mid-May when I launched a book tour throughout the province of Ontario to promote my new book 'Mike Grandmaison's Ontario' (Turnstone Press). The book was very well received at the 13 venues I attended. It was a pleasure to connect with old friends, clients and colleagues, as well as to meet many, many new folks! Thank you to everyone who came out to support me and the new book.

    Following the book tour, I traveled eastward to the Canadian East Coast for 6 weeks to explore new territory and create new imagery for upcoming projects. I discovered many new places in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. I also revisited a few iconic locations such as the attached image of the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. While I have photographed this lighthouse on numerous occasions over the years, I personally think I created my finest version of the lighthouse during this recent trip. Following a day of overcast conditions and heavy downpour during the evening, the skies cleared by dawn. This time of day offered a rare opportunity to photograph the iconic landmark without any tourists, enhancing the feeling of solitude I felt at the moment. 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. I waited until the beacon lit up before pressing the shutter.
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    September 28, 2015
    Each year, Winnipeg hosts the Flash Photographic Festival for the entire month of October. This year, I will be exhibiting a series of about 40 prints on the theme of NATURAL REFLECTIONS at Grolle Fine Art from October 2-19, 2015. Opening Reception is Friday, October 2 at 7:30 PM

    Grolle Fine Art. Studio 24. 81 Garry Street. Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3C 4J9 1-204-691-6112
    Posted In:Exhibitions
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    May 16, 2015
    Finally, the Ontario Book Tour begins!

    This Tuesday, May 19, I start the tour with a presentation in Dryden, ON. During this book tour, I will be visiting select communities and cities in Ontario to make presentations and book signings of my recent book 'Mike Grandmaison's Ontario' by Turnstone Press. You can preview a few images from the book from past blog postings. Clicking on the image above will allow you to connect on other links.


    The various events will include some traditional book signings as well as some illustrated presentations. The presentations at the various camera clubs should be 'open' for non-members also - at the very least, you can be my personal guest! See the list below for an event taking place near you.


    I am looking forward to meeting many of you along the way - friends, family, photographers, naturalists, and anyone interested in beautiful images from the great province of Ontario!


    Tuesday, May 19 7:00pm
    Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing at Dryden Camera Club
    Lutheran Church (175 Cecil Ave)
    Dryden, Ontario

    Wednesday, May 20 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    Book Signing at Chapters (797 Memorial Drive)
    Thunder Bay, Ontario


    Wednesday, May 20 7:00pm
    Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing at 'Imagetrekkers Photography Club'
    Waverley Library (285 Red River Road)
    Thunder Bay, Ontario


    Thursday, May 21 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    Book Signing at Coles
    Cambrian Mall (44 Great Northern Road)
    Sault Ste Marie, Ontario


    Saturday, May 23 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Book Signing at Costco (1465 Kingsway)
    Sudbury, Ontario


    Sunday, May 24 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Book Signing at Chapters (1425 Kingsway Road)
    Sudbury, Ontario


    Sunday, May 24
    6:00 pm Walkabout with Gerard Courtin and 'Friends of Lake Laurentian'
    7:00 pm Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing at the 'Friends of Lake Laurentian'
    Laurentian Conservation Area Nature Chalet (2309 South Bay Rd.)
    Sudbury, Ontario


    Tuesday, May 26 7:30 pm
    Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing at the 'Trillium Photographic Club'
    East Plains United Church, Peart Hall
    375 Plains Road East
    Burlington, Ontario


    Thursday, May 28 7:00 pm
    Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing at the 'Grand River Imaging and Photographic Society' GRIPS
    Kitchener East Presbyterian Church
    10 Zeller Drive
    Kitchener, Ontario


    Saturday, May 30 Noon to 3:00 pm
    Book Signing at Indigo (Bay and Bloor)
    55 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, Ontario


    Sunday, May 31 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    Book Signing at Chapters
    South Keys Shopping Centre
    2210 Bank Street
    Ottawa, Ontario


    Tuesday, June 2 7 pm
    Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing at the 'RA Photo Club'
    Clark Hall, RA Centre
    2451 Riverside Drive,
    Ottawa, Ontario
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