Jul 222008
 

Stroke Stroke

One of the places we often stop is along a canal where they hold rowing races. Most of the time we may see crews practicing but occasionally luck out and catch a race. This crew (and their lovely reflection) were practicing early on a Sunday morning not too long ago.

 July 22, 2008  Posted by at 9:22 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Jul 152008
 

This is the full colour version of yesteday’s photo which I had converted to black and white except for the orange in the buttefly’s wing.

I found this butterfly on this piece of grass just beside the car. We were parked on the side of the road where we had stopped to photograph Lubilia. I am sure he was there when we parked and I missed him. Definitely one of those lucky finds!

 July 15, 2008  Posted by at 12:05 pm Butterflies, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 142008
 

Waiting to Take Flight

A butterfly sits perched atop a piece of dewy grass awaiting to take flight after a night’s rest. I converted this photo to black and white in Photoshop then added back in the orange from the butterfly’s wings.  This was done for a Facebook competition. i will post the full colour version tomorrow.

Jul 122008
 

Tee Off

I was golfing with a friend of mine earlier this week.  Last time we were out, she told me I should bring my camera next time… to me that is an open invitation to shoot someone.  She wasn’t happy but I did get some good photos anyway.

This was on the 16th hole at a local golf course.  The sun was beginning to set and we were teeing off into the sun.  I thought it was a perfect location for a silhouette.  Turned out it was also a perfect location for me to lose another ball!

 July 12, 2008  Posted by at 7:51 pm Portraits Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 082008
 

Poppies Looking to the Sun

This is a bit of a landmark image for me, photo #1000. I started this photo blog on February 1st, 2005 (after having previously displayed my images on another one of my sites for several years) with a photo of a Silver Cheeked Hornbill and posted daily up until a little while back.

Today’s photo, shot on my recent trip to the Bruce Peninsula with Scott is of poppies growing wild along the roadside. I am sure they had been part of a garden at one time, but the area appears to be overgrown now.

I hope to continue daily posting.  It does get tiring at times, and sometimes I need a little inspiration to put up a new photo.  I can’t say I will make another 1000 photos but I will give it a shot. The important thing is not to stop.  After a while, it almost becomes an addiction.

I haven’t done a good job up so far of advertising it, but many of my images here are available for sale but I hope to have that rectified shortly.

Jul 072008
 

Dee Cernile
My brother James, and I went to Arizona’s Taps and Grill on the weekend to see Sven Gali play live.  We’ve been fans of the band since the late 80’s when they started playing local clubs.  I first saw them close to 20 years ago when they were playing a local cultural center, long before I was old enough to get into the clubs. The band had split up for some time in late 90’s and reunited last year for one show.  This summer they are back playing at least three shows.

Like my recent previous concert shots, this photo of Dee Cernile was shot with the Canon G9.  The camera has been great so far.  A little noisy in low light situations like this (especially above ISO 400) but still usable. Converted to black and white, great looks.  I like the tradional concert photo look of this one.