Saturday, March 12, 2011

city of lights..

On a chilly, rainy evening not too long ago I took my tripod out to the balcony and practiced taking some shots of bokeh. I have to admit I was quite happy with the results, so have decided to share a couple with you. Not that you are supposed to be able to make out the actual buildings, but for reference sake these were taken just slightly north-east of Maple Leaf Gardens at Church and Alexander streets. The view is looking south towards the banking towers, or south looking down Mutual street....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mellow Yellow

I seem to recall that the groundhog predicted an early Spring......I think I'm going to make groundhog stew tonight for dinner.

I managed to squeeze in a quick photo shoot at Allan Gardens the other day. Yes, it does tend to be my 'go-to' place, especially this time of year. But who can resist the warmth, the smell of moist soil, and fragrant flowers when outside it is still damp, cold, and downright ugly. (I dislike March, can you tell?)

The purpose of this shoot was to add a few more shots to my "Kaleidoscape" series, especially the ones using colour from flowers. These are some of the ones that turned out, and I am happy with. You definitely get a feeling of spring and warmth from them. Don't you?

I am also working away at putting a few portfolios together for a contest that a rather large and well known photography magazine is hosting, so stay tuned for info on that. It may be a long shot, but you just never know.

Kind of like not knowing when Spring will start...