Today I re-launched my website Grandmaison Photography at www.grandmaison.mb.ca I have always liked the ‘look and feel’ of this site but it was ten years old. Because good design transcends time, I kept the ‘look and feel’ of the site but modernized it to accommodate slightly larger images as well as to be mobile friendly. Thank you Scott Parfitt at Smallbox for modernizing the site and to Rob Peters and Adrian Shum (formerly of Circle Design) for the original design.
August 31, 2014
A new Canada Post stamp about 'The Canadian Museum for Human Rights' was released on August 20, 2014. The stamp was designed by Adrian Shum of Circle Design (Rob Peters - owner) and featured my architectural photographs on the stamp itself, as well as on the First Day Cover and the stamp booklet. I feel both fortunate and proud to have my imagery appear in six Canada Post stamp projects to date. 'The Canadian Museum for Human Rights', an architectural wonder designed by American architect Antoine Predock,opens on September 20, 2014.
I was just on my way to bed when I received a call from my good friend Rob Peters. He was enjoying a spectacular show of majestic northern lights while sitting around a campfire in Winnipeg Beach and well ... he just had to tell me about it! So I went out for a drive around Dugald to have a look with my daughter. They were indeed very nice but sporadic as usual. The difficult thing about photographing northern lights is always trying to find interesting foreground. Not being in my usual 'favorite location', I had not pre-scouted the area so I had to work with whatever I could find in the dark of the night! It was also interesting to note that the fireflies were also busy emitting their own 'light'!
I made a few images and then drove back home after a lull in auroral activity. On my return, I noticed that the northern lights were even stronger in my own bakcyard in the City of Winnipeg so I made a few more images! Thanks Rob!
Browse through all the images in the Gallery by cliking on the image. Enjoy!