I do work for a living! But it's great when your work is also fun! I almost always shoot for myself and then I think of markets for the images ... or the markets find me! It had been a while since I worked with this client. I illustrated their telephone directories for a few years when directories were in vogue - I believe I worked with Palmer Jarvis Advertising Agency (Winnipeg) and Cossette Communications (Vancouver) on those projects back at the turn of the century! My images were also used on some of their first sets of phone cards!
Many parts of North America and Europe were blessed with a spectacular display of northern lights on Tuesday evening, March 17. I had received a warning around 5 AM but I had a previous engagement at my printer's that day to do prepress work on my 'Ontario' book so I was unable to check it out. All day the storm continued and I managed an hour's sleep after driving back home shortly after dinner. I reached one of my favorite destinations at Birds Hill just as the sky was darkening in the east. Even though the sky was still relatively bright, you could see the auroras dancing here and there and I just knew we were in for a treat. And I was not disappointed! Check out the gallery for more images by clicking on the main image. Enjoy!
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 11, 2011
What a night it was! It started off very slowly but it sure picked up steam as the evening wore on. Joe Kerr, owner of the new Pixels 2.1 Gallery in Winnipeg, joined me and we drove up to Matlock, on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg. A couple of days ago, we had received an email notice from http://spaceweather.com indicating that northern lights could be possible in the next couple of days. We hoped perhaps to frame the auroras with one of the iconic piers of the area.