Thursday, January 26, 2012

An honour

The photo club I belong to is celebrating out 30 year anniversary by having an exhibit at our local museum-it's called 'The Desbrisay' (pronounced 'dezbrezay'). The title of our exhibit is '30 years of chasing the light'. Because that's what photographers do. :)

This we week we had a competition to pick the photo that will be used on all the marketing for the exhibit (posters, pamphlets, newspaper etc). Of course I entered. I like competitions- whether equestrian or photography. Or Wii Sports. Or curling. Or...well you get the picture. The photo I chose to enter I picked for various reasons-

  • it represented the area I live in which fishing still plays a huge role
  • it also represents the history of fishing
  • it had simple elements that I believed would translate well into a small size and I knew that it would work in black and white as well. 
  • and not the least, is because I like it. a lot. 
So there were a number of entries and everyone in the photo club was given a ballot to vote. I voted too- but not for mine- for another stunning photo that was entered as well. In fact, all of the photos were stunners. it was hard to choose. After the voting was done there were 3 very close in votes (or tied, not sure) so it was announced that there would be a run off. I went to check and mine was still there. This time I abstained from voting. The winner was announced and it was mine. I know that it was close and I would have been thrilled to just be in the top 3. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to be chosen by my peers. It felt good. 
So, without further ado I give you "Retired" (both in colour and b&w):

Sunday, January 22, 2012


still dealing with shots I took on my trip to Manhattan

these last two were taken with my new Sigma 18-50 2.8 lens. I was so impressed with how it did in these lighting conditions, handheld. There were a ton of jostling tourists as well although you can't tell from the photos.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Beach Trip

I love going to the beach in Winter. Mostly because there aren't all those pesky people around taking all the good parking spots, getting in the way of shots and requiring me to keep my dogs on leash. Mind you - I am responsible- I do keep them on leash if others are around but I prefer to have them off leash. It's hard to take good photos when a Border Collie is lugging you around. :)  If you come to visit Nova Scotia you have to come and visit Green Bay. It's one of the better beaches. That's enough verbiage, I'll let the photos do the talking.

and here are the off-leash dogs running amok:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So what do you want to talk about?

I swear this dog is smarter then most people.

Monday, January 2, 2012