Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of Summer Stroll along the Dyke

Do you see moose antlers?

The tide is waaaaay out!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Impressed with the colours of the buildings behind these fountains in Lerici, I couldn't pass by without taking a photo. I used the coloured pencils feature in Photoshop, then adjusted the colour and contrast until I was satisfied. You can see my post about the town and the original picture here

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Can you find the fly?

Creative Photography #11

When in San Gimignano (Italy) in the fall of 2006, I came upon these four older men sitting in a little alcove, visiting and reading the daily paper. With gestures and my limited Italian, I asked if I might take their photo and they very kindly nodded. As I lined up the shot, they simply went back to what they were doing, which was perfect! It's one of my favourite shots of my entire trip because it encompasses "real" life in Italy.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Yellow Daisies

I tried out my macro last week when in White Rock and got this shot of a daisy. Below is another shot of part of the garden where I found it. Still experimenting, but hope you like it. To read my post about my jaunt to this beautiful area south of Vancouver, BC go here.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Creative Photography #10

I spent an evening in White Rock last week and took a stroll on the 1500-foot pier. It was SO hot - almost 90F that day and there was hardly a breeze. A couple of posts stood tall in the water, their reflections vivid in the early-evening light. This is what I saw. I did no photoshopping at all. Do click the photo to enlarge it. I sure hope you all like it. To read more about White Rock, click here to see my post about my evening.

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Happy photo hunting, everyone!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Creative Photography - #9

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When I was in England, November of 2006, my friends took me for drives along a lot of back country roads. It was wonderful to see off-the-beaten-track views and the "real" England. On the way to one village, John stopped to consult his map and as he checked it over, I snapped this shot of a solitary tree. I liked how it looked so stark against the cool autumn sky and that there was just a touch of blue peeking through. I played with the original photo and decided to solarize it - I like how it looks not too far from the original but just has some subtle differences. Click to enlarge.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


A simple leaf caught half in shade and half in sunlight.

A Collage

My first attempt at putting together a collage of my first attempts at macros. Still learning.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Creative Photography #8

To participate or see other entries, see Roger's blog here. Here is my entry for this week - untouched. I took it when I was at London Heritage Farm not far from where I live. The hens were so fat, just like this rooster. He appeared to stop and pose just to let me take his photo - I was very impressed with the size of his - um - comb. lol