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This years garden… (So far)

This years plant life in the garden & around the outside areas; 

These beauties were added to the front garden this year, as last years plants didn’t survive… Or at least I think they are done. Anyone out there know, if when your Hydrangea is just dried sticks, it can be revived?

I must say, I ABSOLUTELY adore Hydrangeas. They are indeed the best flowers! There are many planted in various parts of my outdoor space. Some have no blooms though… Specifically the back garden, those were planted last year as just wee babies, but are growing fiercely!

 

And this lavender, say what! Fantastic little purple pineapples, I’ve never seen anything quite like this before.

 

For good measure, some oh so wonderfully red Dahlias were added this year.

 

Don’t forget to check out the Facebook page and instagram! Things are coming soon!

Rose

One more for today; after battling the wind and sun, having a particular vision in mind, and failing to meet it… A photo of a rose.

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There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rage, Rage…

Nothing new on the old creative front. Currently puddling and frustrated.

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So I went and made this wee placeholder, after going to a friends cottage and messing about with the fire.

(I suppose this is actually something creative, ha!)

Adventuring: An old barn exploration & Nature walk.

Went on a wee excursion through the neighbouring woods, on a mission to this old abandoned barn near by. Photos were made and some discoveries found;

There were quite a lot, and I mean A LOT, of spider nests on this walk. [It was hard to not make photos of all of them. ha!] Some were rather huge, like the size of my head really. Quite fascinating these nests are, you can see the layers upon layers in them. Very cool.

Inside the lower level, and somewhat safer area, some interesting things were found. And some not so interesting, translation, gross [People frequent this spot it looks like – um there is no washroom facilities, lets just put it that way…]. Top notch exploration.

The adventure ended when the heat started to get to be too much and the battery on the old Canon was running low. I think there will be more trips out there in the future, there’s always more to be found.

 

Post editing all done in Lightroom using VSCOfilm –  Film preset used; Agfa RSX 200, with some minor tweaking.

Afternoon walk

Mothers Day; This year was spent going on an afternoon walk with my son, to make photos and explore. A familiar spot that we frequent near by.

Down behind the neighbourhood library there is this very nice park, complete with a pond and a little creek. We spotted a few creatures, but only one felt like allowing a portrait; And these wee bugs, I suppose they posed a wee bit no?

 

What a neat little frog, isn’t he? [Guessing on the gender as I really have no idea].

As usual, all photos post edited in Lightroom using VSCOfilm presets and minor adjustments.

 

A break from the rain (Canon 70D)

For a minute or two, the rain stopped and the sun came out. And so the Canon 70D was picked up and some photography was made;

 

 

Part one: A chair study of sorts. I really love this cushion, originally it was meant for the couch, but somehow it ended up on this awesome old chair. The contrast is fantastic! (Don’t let the darkness fool you, it was indeed sunny out – Just a little shadow play)

 

Part two: A wee study of my daughters Sector9 longboard. I’ve always enjoyed the colour of this things wheels, and even now still when they’re well used.

*Post editing was minor; Lightroom to fix the levels a tad using VSCOfilm, and a little crop here and there.

10.16.14 Test shoot: Canon 70D

 

Finally busted out the BEAST (Canon 70D) today! Wandering around the backyard, poking the lens into interesting things found behind crevasses, on the house and other objects laying about. With only a small amount of post processing done in Lightroom via VSCO Film. Really, straight out of the camera these photos look just fine, but! A little tweaking never hurt anything either ;]

 

Looking forward to getting into some long awaited projects, and some wanderings outside of this perimeter I call home. Stay tuned…

Tarah & Perry

I had the pleasure of making some maternity photos, for my dear friends Tarah & Perry, this past Summer. The weather wasn’t exactly cooperative and we were certainly cutting it close with the birth rapidly approaching. But in the end everything turned out great!

These are just some of the resulting photos, a few of our favourites.

Hanging on to the darkness

Hanging on to the darkness.

 

Hanging on to the darkness; New print.

All that which we cling to, the darkness. Sometimes letting go just isn’t an option.

Prints now available at the Society6 store.

Ericsson: A Telephone Study

• Société Des Téléphones Ericsson • Colombes (Seine) •

A brief study of an old vintage telephone that lives on my shelf. (The last two photos were created using the iPhone)

Bird Skull

Bird Skull

 

Bird Skull. //Art Print.

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

~Jack Kornfield.

From time-to-time I will bring you the opportunity to use special offers on the products in my store. Each of these promotions will only run for a limited time.
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Brian’s Record Option

The other day we took a trip to Brian’s Record Option, the local vinyl emporium downtown. The SO was looking for something in particular, and well, this is the place to go. If Brian doesn’t have it, then I suppose no one does! Ha. In all seriousness though, he certainly has just about everything one could be after, in impeccable condition as well. It’s all guaranteed too.

This is just a wee peek into the sea of vinyl at Brian’s. A little precarious, a lot to look at, and fab conversation.

A couple black and white shots of Brian’s wonderful shop and soul.

He told me a rather amusing story during our visit, of an Italian tourist couple that visited him once; The wife wanted a photo with him, and while the husband was getting himself situated with his camera, aiming, lining up his shot… His arm around her waist, and hers around his. Waiting. Focusing. Aiming. She proceeded to lower her hand further and further down his waist until… She grabbed his derrière! And click. HA! (Would love to see that snap! I would imagine it’s quite funny.)

You can see his smile through his eyes. Brian is truly unique, and it shows.

Toronto July 2013

We went on a wee trip to Toronto this past weekend; So the kids could go to Warped Tour, and I could explore my beloved city. These are just a few of the photos that were made, as the weather was not all that great for the one day that was available.

(**Spider Creeper prints are available)

And this is just a small portion of ‘Graffiti Alley’ in Toronto (Near Spadina Ave, behind Queen St.); this is about where the down pour started, thus ending our fun with cameras for a while. Next time a trip is made I will definitely get more; this area is pretty huge, and more time is absolutely needed to be spent here!

**Side Note;

From time-to-time I will bring you the opportunity to use special offers on the products in my store. Each of these promotions will only run for a limited time.
Please use the Promo Link and you’ll get FREE Shipping* when you order from the Society6 Store.
Note that this promotion is NOT automatically available, the promotion is only available once you click on the link provided; Society6 PROMO.
Promotion expires July 14, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time.

*Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Yard Works

Messing around in the backyard looking for interesting things to photograph today; these are the result. Yard Works.

Sandbanks 2013

A wee trip to the Sandbanks Provincial Park here in Prince Edward County {Picton, Ontario}, specifically the Dunes, resulted in a pretty fab photo making adventure. There are definitely more trips here on the horizon, SO much ground to cover!

And remember kids, the best kind of adventure is the unplanned one!