December 7, 2014
You've heard the expression 'f8 and be there'. Yesterday it was more like 'f16 and I was there' ! The point is that images are made when presented with an opportunity but opportunities don't happen unless you make them happen. The weather forecast for yesterday was for a mainly cloudy day but I decided to venture out in the morning anyway because I wanted to see if I could spot some snowy owls as discussed in the previous post. Looking at the sky, I could detect a small clearing in the clouds so I knew the sun would likely shine though at some point soon. Not seeing any snowy owls at the moment, I drove around trying to find nice subject matter to photograph when the sun did come out. I settled on this grouping of hoarfrost covered trees. The sun shone for only a few minutes but, in the process, I was able to frame the trees with a beautiful formation of clouds that lasted only too briefly before melding into an amorphous mass of white color.
December 5, 2014
This is my first image in the treesinfourseasons challenge. I have been challenged by my friend Joe Kerr to submit 4 images of trees, one in each of the four seasons.
At least once a year - and sometimes two or three times - the landscape around Winnipeg gets covered with a magical coating of hoarfrost. Often, I will head up north on Hwy 15 from the TransCanada and look for this Manitoba Maple tree. It's just a prairie maple at the edge of the road but it often looks spectacular when covered in frost. In this particular image, I added a slight texture of denim which imparted a bit of a surreal look.
I challenge Peter Blahut to the #treesinfourseasons challenge.
Your challenge images must represent all four seasons, one from each season. With each entry please challenge one other person and use the hashtag #treesinfourseasons so everyone can search to find all the entries as the challenge progresses.
October 8, 2013
'A Tree For All Seasons', a text / photo package about my passion for trees will appear in the November 2013 issue of 'Country Extra' Magazine.
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October 27, 2011
I woke up this morning and made my usual two cups of coffee. Looking outside my office window, I noticed a dense fog in the air, as well as a heavy frost on the windshield. I decided I would drive to Birds Hill Provincial Park, 30 minutes northeast of Winnipeg.