Monday, January 31, 2011

Testing some 'Easy-To-Do' Photoshop techniques. I have a couple more that I'll post later in the week. It's so fun to play with this stuff! Stay tuned!

Not enough Hours

Friday, January 28, 2011

 With everything that needs to get done I would need at least a 30 hour day. My resolution to eat better this year is about the only thing that's remotely on track. January was going to be spent getting into a routine and from my vantage point, it's looking pretty dicey. I so wish that I could have gone to this year but given that I have more travel plans than money, that couldn't possibly happen. Next year I'm going for sure [she says in her somewhat unconvincing voice] if anyone else is interested in joining the fun. That should be a cakewalk to convince the Mr. is Vegas by the way!! But for now I have to try to get used to all sorts of new software. That should be easy right?

Trees + Fences

Monday, January 17, 2011

Simple. Understated. Lovely. 

What to do? What to do?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's snowing outside. Super pretty but I don't want to go out. We're all just hanging around doing our own thang so I decided to try editing some pictures I took at Christmas while listening to music and thought this looked kind of Roxy Music-esque. People are digging this HDR effect lately.

Romancing Landscapes

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's true that some of the worst weather conditions produces some of the best photography. When it's freezing cold outside there is a crispness to the landscape that I love to take photos of. Most people are heading inside and I'm bundling up my gear and heading out. It's not for everyone but if you like to explore and wander you can get pretty photos. The drawback is that you can't stay out too long - it's not good for your camera so it can be a real challenge.

I was out this past week when temperature hovered around -25 C and although I didn't see many people it was evident they had been there. I decided to forgo the tripod - a decision I sometimes regret after the fact.. but in the moment it seems right when my fingers start to freeze.

Sunday Morning

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
D.H Lawrence

And They Lived Happily Ever After....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Way-y-y-y back in the early 80's I moved to Ottawa, Canada. When I left my small New Brunswick town I said good-bye to my friends and family and took one last trip to see my expecting sister in law. I couldn't wait another day for my nephew to be born and the next day hopped a train to my future. Two days later Michael arrived in the world. His life began just as I set out to start my new life...Phase 2 we'll call it?

On New Year's Eve I was back in New Brunswick to be with Michael and Andrea as they celebrated the beginning of their life together as husband & wife. His Phase 2 perhaps? They're so cute and their love is beyond palpable.  We had such a great night...lots of laughs and an awesome time with our families. I didn't want the night to end. Now I'm back home and going through my pictures and I can't stop smiling and feeling so happy for them as they begin their married life together. Wishing you both all the happiness in the world. Hugs from Auntie. xx.