With my background in real estate photography, I am so accustomed to shooting photos in bright light. This one goes against my grain but that’s the fun of it - challenging ourselves to do the out of the ordinary. This was taken very early one morning in October outside a Mennonite church north of Waterloo. Morning is so magical. You can almost “hear” the silence in this photo.
This photo is from early October but I thought I’d post this before too long. The colours change so quickly! This was shot on an off the beaten path kind of dirt road north of Waterloo.
Life on the farm, rural Waterloo Region.
Taken earlier this year... I love the misty look and vantage point from the hill!
It almost reminds me of a Grandma Moses type painting - there are a few spots in our area that have such scenes.
A trip to Owen Sound a few months ago - how I love shooting black and white!
Hello! It's been a long couple of months since I have posted anything. I have been flat out busy with my day-to-day real estate photography work.
One thing I want to talk about today is that I am offering greeting cards now. These are great ways to own or share a piece of fine art photography, perhaps before you purchase a larger version. The cards are put together by hand and are blank on the inside. These are for sale at the Uptown Gallery in Waterloo. Or contact me directly.
It was brought to my attention today that this photo is in my site banner but not in a post! How easy it is to forget things so obvious.
This photo comes with a story.
As artists we sometimes have our dry spells where we don't feel inspired to produce anything. This spell of mine lasted a year or so.... until.... one day in November 2015 I was pulled over to the side of the road in a rural area between Kitchener and Guelph. I was swamped with appointment requests and other emails - and I needed a break. As I sat in my car I noticed that every time a car drove by this group of birds (starlings?) would all take flight and then re-settle. I always have my camera by my side so it was easy to snap this one! I am thrilled how sharp the detail came out on the birds as they are flying. Some of them look rather comical to me -like little pocket sized rockets. They all have a different flying position which makes this a fun photo to peruse. I also like the fact that the background is very natural and somewhat disorderly. Quite often we like to produce "clean" images but this one is exactly how I saw it.
I'm happy to say after this day my dry spell had broken and I haven't had one since then)))
So much fun to share this story.
This photo is also displayed (plaque -mounted)at the Uptown Gallery in the Waterloo Town Square!
One last note, this and most other photos can be cropped to a panoramic size photograph if that is the look you want in decorating your home. Typically all my photos are cropped to one extent or another.
Here is a flashback from the past... nothing to do with winter for a change -!
Another one of my snow, fence lines and winter photos... Waterloo County. I have returned to this same spot in other seasons, believe it it doesn't not always look like this. Still, despite the cold, there is great beauty to this landscape.
One of my favourite photos. I drove past this on my way to an appointment, thought about it, turned around and returned to the spot to photograph it. So glad I did. This one looks amazing printed on aluminum.
Long and lonesome fence line and field
Taken at the end of a long day... having a quiet moment before heading home.
The title says it all
Even when we can't seem to get rid of it!
I had some unexpected time yesterday and got this image:
It was snowing lightly which gives a "painterly" effect to the image.
I am happy to announce that I am now a member of the Uptown Waterloo Gallery- with the Chesley House Label!
The gallery is easy to visit- located in the indoor mall, Uptown Waterloo.
I am thrilled to be a featured artist at this event!
I stopped by one of my favourite spots for photos yesterday- Jedburgh Pond in Ayr, Ontario.
The ducks were excited to see me and the pond was lovely with it's mix of snow and ice and peacefulness.
As I was heading out, I noticed that the ice had melted near one shore and formed circles.
I always feel good inside when I find something like this.
Welcome back to my blog! I haven't done any landscape photos this past week.. it happens. A mini "dry spell" is all it is.
This is a photo which I took last year almost to the day. It has a somber but romantic, thoughtful atmosphere. When you look at the girl walking, you imagine she is being quietly reflective as she walks. She is soaking up the environment, the sounds of the water and the wind. Maybe she is thinking about her family, or her future. I imagine she feels good inside, and she realizes that her life is stable and blessed. Even the color and style of her clothing matches that of the environment. Although the scene is dull and cold, the lighthouse symbolized hope and light, and the wreath a quiet expression of Christmas.
It's been a pleasure sharing this with you
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Hello again! Here is an image which I took earlier this month – and forgot about posting it.
This was taken in an area of Wellesley, Ontario which was just off the highway, adjoining the river. I’m sure I and many other people have driven past it before without noticing. I mean basically this is a "swamp" or flood plain - what have you. Roadside empty land. For some reason I felt compelled to get out of my car and do photos that day. I saw something in it. The line of trees, the water, the stormy sky. When the sun came out - CLICK - I nailed it.
Just for fun, I created a view of what it would look like in a home, hung over the fireplace:
I also converted the image to black and white.... lots of fun. Not sure which I prefer?
I have to say the great thing about looking at winter photos is we can stay snug and warm while we view them )))))
Have a wonderful day