February 3, 2015
While working on the Ontario book, I literally viewed thousands of images. Many of these images were stored on hard drives and had yet to be processed. This particular image is one of the many that I had simply forgotten and rediscovered while going through the various folders on my hard drives. I made the initial discovery in the summer of 2011 on 'Lake of Bays' in Muskoka as the warm colored sunlight skimmed above the slow moving blue water just before the sun dipped below the horizon. A lazy summer day!
February 3, 2015
The Ontario book is mostly behind me now. The photographs have been selected, laid out and prepared. All the text has been written and now I wait for the call to drive to Altona, MB to do the prepress work to make sure that the images print as close as possible to what I have envisioned. Once we receive the proofs and check them over, I will return to Altona to print the book. Press checks are always a little stressful because that is when you see the final product on paper (signatures) before the book is actually assembled. About a week later the book should arrive in Winnipeg at which point the distribution to book stores and boutiques begins. Marketing has already started but will jump into 'high gear' once the book is printed. We will start with book launches in Winnipeg followed by a book tour to various cities throughout Ontario. Producing books is a lot of work; I guess that's partly why a book is called a 'labour of love'!
My publisher Turnstone Press has planned a book launch at McNally Booksellers in Winnipeg for April 9. More info about book launches coming soon.
October 26, 2014
I just processed this image of an intimate view of Lower Rosseau Falls in Muskoka which I made just before the sun set below the horizon. Cloud prevailed most of the day but the sun peaked through a short time before sunset. The light became too strong for photographing the waterfalls but, as I was walking up the side of the river I noticed the glow of the nearby maples reflecting prime autumn color onto the flowing waters. We kept creating past sunset. Thanks again to Andrew McLachlan and his brother Gregg for this opportunity.
I will be including this image in my presentation called 'Meditations' that I will be delivering in Regina, Saskatchewan as part of the 'Frame By Frame' Photo Seminar from November 1 to 2. Other speakers on the agenda include Freeman Patterson, Dennis Fast and others.
September 26, 2014
'Flowing Waters' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)
Water provides the Earth with the capacity to support life. It covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface but only two and a half percent of that water is freshwater. While three quarters of our freshwater is contained in ice sheets and glaciers, most of that water is inaccessible. Water is one of our greatest resources but we often take it for granted.
Man is attracted to water and often builds close to it. Besides its life sustaining qualities, water also has the ability to soothe and heal through its mesmerizing, reflective and contemplative qualities. Gazing at the flowing waters of Tulabi Falls in Nopiming Provincial Park for even a brief moment can take you on a personal journey of discovery.
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
World Water Day 2014 was observed On March 22nd. This year's theme as expressed by the United Nations is "energy and water". This is a good opportunity for each one of us to think about how we can best use this important resource, including how we can conserve more of it.