Tuesday, November 11, 2008

mystical/mythical landscape


cooler weather is quickly approaching, something the icicles in this picture is proof of. this was taken at night, down by the creek. last night, while i was out with my dog, i noticed icicles forming on the branches that were hanging over the water, i thought it looked cool and brought my tripod down to see what i could make out of it. here is one of the (better) results (iso 100, f9, 90sec exp. 55mm).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

november morning at hillcrest





what an incredible morning. i wish i had more time to stick around to see where the fog was heading

Monday, October 27, 2008

leaves below a layer of thin ice

"floating"
leaves in the bottom. leaves at the top

in motion

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

i don't get it

what's a tire doing in lake superior, at a conservation area? it may have drifted there on its own, but still, how did it get into lake superior in the first place?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

a moon

a moon

i hope you voted tonight. maybe you walked from your home to the voting station and sighted the moon. shining so bright, lighting the way.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

fall landscape

fall landscapefun with lightroom (direct positive applied)

there is nothing like setting your alarm for 7am on your day off. well, i woke up before the alarm went off and with the sound of trickling rain outside i thought it would be waste to get up and out, but i peeked outside and saw shimmer of sky and decided to give it a go. i'm glad i did although i believe i have more pictures being trash than treasury. oh well, the joy of digital camera.

Friday, October 10, 2008

it bugs me

it bugs me
(close cropped and added 10% "shadow" in photoshop)

so it's been a while, again. i really need to get my priorities straight. ha, like i'm going to turn down extra work?! anyhow, fall is here, and i am about to miss the leaves turning colours. although i'm out enough every day to see all the beautiful changes, i'm not out there with the camera, taking the time to try to capture the moments. that being said, it is something about capturing the moment with my own memory as well. my camera can't capture the smell of decaying leaves, wet ground, or the sound of rain.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

water covered side mirror

this morning my car was neatly covered in rain from the night before. i don't think i really noticed how covered it was until i got in the car and tried to back up.

for the record, the mirror was wiped before i continued my drive.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

exiting minneapolis

view through the car window as we're exiting minneapolis on 35w

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

split rock lighthouse



split rock lighthouse, two harbors, minnesota

it has been a while since i last did a road trip and the times i have done so, i have never taken the time to stop along the north shore, unless it was to get gas, go pee, and/or fill up on the coffee.

so, when plans were made to go to minneapolis in the beginning of august an extra day was added and dedicated to make some stops along the way. one of the stops we made was at split rock lighthouse.

split rock lighthouse is located in two harbors, minnesota. the lighthouse was built in 1910 and operated until 1969. it is in perfect condition and as a museum there are many opportunities to learn about the history of the lighthouse and the challenges of sailing on lake superior.

i just learned that the ligthhouse is lit once a year, november 10, to mark the anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, could be an interesting photo opportunity.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

nature


i don't know what to call this, except for nature. it got weeds, water, cliffs, trees, sky, clouds... nature.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

lunch break

friday, august 1: lunch at the harbour on board of a boat. who want's to go back to work?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

aged filter



i try to perfect the photo using the digital camera and its settings however, sometimes, playing with software filters are fun and can lead to unexpected results. i liked both of the photos above as they were, but with the filters it got something more to them. for those who wonder, the filter is called aged and can be found with some adobe products.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

quiet street

quiet street (amsterdam, holland)

Monday, May 12, 2008

spring

i like spring. not that i see much of it at the moment, but on a recent travel i was lucky enough to get a taste of what has yet to come.

i love how the light falls so concentrated on the flowers and leaving everything else in the shade.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

melting ice

melting ice

the most fascinating thing with this is not really show all that well in the photograph. the leaf was actually melting into the ice, so that the ice was taking the shape of the leaf. beautiful nature.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

morning view


so, it has been a lot of "Sleeping Giant" lately, but can you blame me? i go by this view every morning and afternoon too and from work and with the morning sun, well, it's just too hard for me to pass by sometimes.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008