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!
Just a reminder, that you can still go down to the Cre8ery on Tuesday from 12-6PM for the last day of my ’150K From Here’ Exhibit.
One of the reasons I love living outside of the city is the wildlife. Sure, you see some squirrels and birds in the city, but there are many more here, and new ones arriving all the time. With spring and fall we get the geese, often nesting in the field behind our property. I took a wander out there to test out a new telephoto lens a month or so ago. None of the geese stayed to nest (we and our neighbours have dogs, so I think the geese felt it wasn’t safe), so no goslings. Maybe another year.
I thought I’d share a few snaps of the apple and cherry tree that have bloomed in our yard. It’s nice to see some colour after a long Winter, that is being followed by a long, dreary, rainy Spring. I will admit, these aren’t my best work, but the trees were filled with thousands of wasps. You could hear the trees humming from 20 feet away. Anytime I got close to the trees they would start swarming and buzzing me. I’ve never been stung, and am perfectly happy to keep that status.
As promised I have 2 more photos from that wonderful sunset rainstorm. These photos are taken 180° from the other two, with the first photo showcasing the double rainbow. The second ‘bow is pretty faint, but look closely, it’s there. The other photo for today is of a farmer’s field that was flooded out, the sun had all but dissappeared, and just left a streak of light on the wheat in the distance. I thought the sky and the golden wheat made for an odd, but great contrasting pair. Enjoy!
Agh. I really suck (for lack of a better word) at this posting on a Thursday thing. So, in an effort to preserve my timely posting efforts, I will be switching my post date to Sunday. This should hopefully stick. Sorry for the lack of a post earlier this week. But I swear I will be on time from now on!
Last Saturday there was a rainstorm during sunset, and I had a fabulous time shooting in the rain. I had been working on my computer, and happened to look out the window when I saw this awesome light from the sunset with this dark, stormy sky. So I forwent my dry comfortable abode for a windy, cold, rainy 5 minute photo shoot. I will have the other part of these storm photos next week. But these two are my favourites from the spontaneous shoot.
Another week has passed, just as busy as the last!
Each evening I decided to take photos, something either came up, I had plans or the weather was uncooperative. So tonight I finally got to taking some photos of our yard with the flood waters. I want to do more, but the light wasn’t that great (of course it clouds over the sunset just as I am taking photos).
The water has gone down some, but you can still see that the field behind our house is a lake, and you can’t tell where our pond starts or ends.
Have a great weekend!
It’s been a busy week, and I forgot to post on Thursday. I apoligize!
Here are some more flood photos, though! I took these last week on the way to my parents’ place in Ste.Agathe for dinner. It still looks like this, but a bit more flooded. The river is supposed to crest in St.Adolphe this weekend. We put up the cross braces last weekend, but decided that due to lack of water in our area, we would not put up the plywood. So far it is okay. Our pond is now half our yard; not so great for the dogs, but the ducks love it.
You were thinking of figure skaters, weren’t you?
Well I wasn’t. I was thinking about a gorgeous Spring day I spent outside shooting last week. If only winter were like that all year round. I wouldn’t mind it one bit! I thought I’d share a self portrait with you, and it is part of my 150 Km project, and as I have said previously, I am *trying* not to show any of the images until the actual show happens. But, I figure this techinically is allowed, as it’s a self-portrait, and not one I’d use.
And a friendly reminder that tomorrow (Friday April 8th) is the opening at Kay’s Deli. I’ll be there, and so should you!
Good day blog readers!
I am fully aware this is a day late, I was having connectivity issues yesterday with my internet. After trying to publish a post 4 times and having it disappear into the black hole of the interwebs, I thought I better just walk away, and try again tomorrow.
So here I am, on a Friday, making a quick post. I don’t have a whole lot to share with you at the moment. I’ve been suffering from a creative dry spell lately. That being said, Spring is in the air, and I am feeling hopeful for the photographic opportunities it will bring, and I’m sure inspiration will follow.
For those who haven’t had a chance yet, or didn’t know it existed, please check out my website: keyfoto.com I am pretty proud of it, and hope you will enjoy it. I hope to have the webstore up soon with some exciting new products that will be available.
For the dog owners: Spring = bath & grooming for the hounds! Which happens to be a great opportunity for getting your pooch’s portrait done! I will be putting up a price list in the coming week with a couple different packages. Feel free to contact me through the website or by email (Kirsten@keyfoto.com) to book your dog portrait session!!