Thursday, December 28, 2017

Week 26 ~ Ice

What a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel. 
John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Week 25 ~ Cold Winter Day!

"Hear! hear!" screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, "winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it." 

Henry David Thoreau
28 November 1858 journal entry

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Week 24 ~ Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go,
Take a look in the five-and-ten, it's glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes that glow.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Week 21 ~ Winter Berries

"November comes 
And November goes, 
With the last red berries 
And the first white snows.

With night coming early, 
And dawn coming late, 
And ice in the bucket 
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn 
And the kettles sing, 
And earth sinks to rest 
Until next spring."

Elizabeth Coatsworth

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Week 18 ~ Soft

I used a little Vaseline on some saran wrap and to create this effect.  But it needs a bit of practise yet. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Week 17 ~ Sculptures

I went for a wander downtown 17 ave SW here in Calgary, today. Now I can't decide which image I want to use LoL!!

I like how the Black&White brings out the detail in the sculptures. There are some really interesting sculptures here in Calgary and then there are a few that really well ... Why??

Starting Fourth ~ Garry Jones

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Week 13 ~ Rock, Water & Trees

Ok, so this week's theme was Trees ... but wanted a something a little different.  But of course, that took a bit to decide what that "a Little Different" was going to be.

Photography takes an
instant in time,
altering life
by holding it still.
~ Dorothea Lange ~

Friday, September 22, 2017

Week 12 ~ Rule of Thirds

Definition of the Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 9 ~ Calgary Public Art

Family of Horses, in Municipal Plaza

This family of life-sized horses has been grazing at Municipal Plaza (City Hall) since 1989. The bronze artwork by Calgary-area artist Harry O'Hanlon was the result of a civic competition. It was paid for by Marg Southern, the president and co-chairman of Spruce Meadows, Calgary's world-class equestrian centre.

"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves — strong, powerful, beautiful — and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.

~ Pam Brown

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Week 8 ~ Graveyard Beauty

At first I saw
A mass of crosses and lichen stained Angels
Lambs and tombstones

It was an old burial ground
And walking it took all afternoon
It was quiet, warm and the drone of insects
turned it into a sleepy haven

I stood and read the epitaphs And sadly realized how young they died
I stood where mourners wept and the sad caskets were lowered
The quiet and the simplicity of death -
It washed over me
And I found peace at last.

Willow Moon Pearce

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Week 7 ~ Montreal

Ok, so I really can't decide this week what image I want to use. Montreal has a million images in it and I didn't even scratch the surface, really. I could of spent days in Old Montreal shooting. City is much bigger than I thought it was!! Well, that is what travel is all about ... learning about new places. I decided to use the bikes that I photographed my first day in Montreal. It didn't take long before this rack was empty.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Week 6 ~ Random

I really didn't theme this weeks 52 Weeks of Grey partly because I know I was going to be seeing and doing so much.  And partly because I couldn't make a decision, hehehe 😀

Old bottles found at the Fisherman's Life Museum.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Week 5 ~ Peggy's Cove

Ok, it took me all week to finally decide what image I was going to use.  I have still images that I created well I am away and it made it very hard to decide what image I wanted to use!!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Week 4 ~ Tallships

I decided that this week would be a water themed week until I came across this image.  However, it is still has a bit of the water theme going!!