In time with the season, I have some already printed & mounted photos for sale, from my ’150K From Here’ Exhibition that was up at Cre8ery in Winnipeg earlier this year. The following are available at 15% off their original price (prices as marked, including PST). Free delivery to anyone in the greater Winnipeg area. Please contact me for more info or to arrange a pick up/drop off. Available for a limited time only – until December 1st!
Blank walls? Here’s the solution:
These two photos come courtesy of an evening walk with my husband and the dogs. A local farm road, dirt no less. One of our favourites to walk. I love the lone tree down this road, and it sort of eerily reminds of the (horrible) hanging trees in the southern States from years past.
I’ve been doing some shooting the last couple months for the University of Manitoba’s Intensive English Program events that they have for their international students. Here are a few from the first ice skating event I shot at the U of M’s Maxbell Arena.
*WARNING* Graphic Images to follow – if you are squeamish turn away now…
Death. It is the opposite of life. As a documenter of all things life, I also have a interest in death. One of the things I’ve never ever understood, and never will is why animal lives aren’t as valued as those of a human. I found this coyote on HWY 75, heading South from Winnipeg. He’d been there about 1 1/2 – 2 weeks by the time I got to photographing him. He is still there as of today, a total of about 3 or 4 weeks. Part of the reason I chose to photograph him was to witness his death, and in a way (at least to me) honour his life. I know many don’t care, and don’t understand. But this is my way of saying to this coyote, I notice you. I here, bear witness to your existence, and now non-existence.
Last week’s post was so popular, I thought I’d feature a few more shots from that session with Ashley.
I promise that the next few weeks shan’t be bird related posts. But today we have a sparrow of some kind (with his lunch), and my ever-elusive barn swallow (who appears to be watching me).
Killdeer are such strange birds. If you’ve never seen one defending it’s nesting area, it will act hurt to draw your attention away from it’s “nest” (It really just lays them in the lawn, not a real nest per se), to try and lure you away from the eggs. And they run. When they run, they kind of remind of Fred Flintstone when he bowls.
Back on May 20th of this year, we had a partial lunar eclipse. Normally you need a special Mylar filter to capture it, but Mike had suggested using his welding helmet. The one he had at home was caked in grime and very pitted, but I gave it a try. The resulting images weren’t crisp, but it definitely gave you a good idea of what the scene was. Now I know for next time!
A few weeks back I took some photographs of a Woodpecker – a Common (“Yellow Shafted”) Flicker. I’ve been expanding my wildlife portfolio by shooting birds lately. They are readily available in our yard and pond, so I try to take opportunity of it. The only bird I really would like to photograph and it continues to elude me, is the barn swallow. They are so darn fast! I’m relatively new to using a higher range telephoto lens (my digital kit only went to 70mm up until this March). But I hope to catch a few snaps of them by the end of summer. Not to steal his thunder, go ahead and revel in the marvel of this fine male woodpecker!
Last week I took down my first solo show, ’150K From Here’. It felt good to have the show, and I feel proud of what I accomplished. The hardest part of it being over is trying to decide what to do next. I have a few ideas rolling around inside my head, just waiting for the right one to take hold! Part of me is also enjoying just shooting whatever I feel like at the time. The next big thing for me, photo business-wise, is to start booking more clients now that I don’t have just the show to think about. So I am looking forward to the future and what it holds, and I am proud of what I have achieved. Here are a few views of the gallery as it opened a few weeks back (not all works are in the photos). There are still pieces available for purchase, if anyone is interested. I will also be adding some of the photos to the keyfoto website over the next week.