Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The day the world changed

I remember the day vividly. As the events unfolded and the full horror of the devastation that can be wrought by hatred come home.

This summer I took my daughter on a special trip to Manhattan. We visited the 9/11 monument that day.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Being Early has it's advantages

Last Thursday was Photo Club. I was coming from the city and going home would make me late so I decided to go early and wander around Lunenburg while I waited.
I found this shot:

I quite liked the mystical feel that the light and fog gave. Turns out I was not the only one. This was featured on Flickr explore and it now seems to be my most favourited photo. But the one of the Transvestites may still be top. I'll have to check. :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Peggys Cove

the Iconic Lighthouse
Peggys Cove is a popular tourist destination in Nova Scotia. As it should be- it's a beautiful spot with rocks, water, fishing village and a great restaurant. Our photo club went there last weekend. The problem with living near such places is that you know that the subject has had thousands of photos  taken, many of which are better then yours. It's hard to be inspired. When I travel I have no problem taking photos of popular tourist subjects because I am so excited to be there myself.  I do enjoy the outings though and I do love Peggys cove. So I wandered around looking for a way for me to find new subjects. Here are a few of my finds. If you want to see more you can find them here:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Searching for Spring

With the worst spring ever it's been quite discouraging. Last week I made myself go out with my camera and search for signs of spring.

Thank heavens that the crocuses were up.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sight and Sound Essay

I made this sight and sound essay for our photo club. I worked hard on it and liked it at the time. Then when I watched it last night I hated it.

oh well. It's all a learning experience, right?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Totally Shameless

This is a bit of a different post. Rather then show my photography I want to share my daughter. She is working on a Fine Arts Degree. She's been drawing from the time she could grasp a crayon. What I love about her work is that she pursues her vision no matter what anyone else thinks she should do.

Good for her.

Here's her website;

you should totally check her out. She's awesome.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Chester Nova Scotia

you really should visit it sometime. but if you can't here are some visuals

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dreaming of the Caribbean

We are getting hit with another big snowstorm. Frankly, it's getting tiresome. Fortunately I have these shots of Cozumel to help me dream the time away.

it's not often that I take a shot like this with no shore to 'ground' the shot but this works for me. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013


My husband and I were waiting for our plane at the Miami airport. In the end it would be delayed which resulted in a missed connection and then due to the blizzard that paralyzed the east coast we spent three hellish days in Montreal trying to get home. However, at the time of this photo we didn't know this.

I was caught by how the planes were framed by the window and that there was a person waiting. I knew the image I wanted but had to be careful- first there was the timing to frame the plane. It's not like they would repeat it for me. :). Second, security gets a little antsy when they don't understand what the person with the camera is doing. And the last thing you want to do is to attract airport security. However, a bit of luck and timing and I got what I wanted- a photo that tells a story.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Last week my husband and I went on a cruise. It was our first one. I did enjoy it. Mostly I loved the warm weather. This winter has been particularly harsh so it was nice to feel the warmth of the sun and smell growing things.

I became fascinated by the ships themselves. they are so huge.
Waiting inside the terminal:

At dock in Cozumel- I wanted to show the scale and use the closer boat for framing:

Walking back 

Now this shows the scale compared to the people: 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Trees in Winter

You know when you see something and the photograph that you want to create pops into your head?

And then you spend days/months/possibly years actually trying to translate that image in your head into reality? 
And more often then not end up hitting the delete button once you uploaded the photo to your editing software? 

I can honestly say I have deleted more photos than I can count trying to capture the images below. Not that I think that they are anywhere near perfect but they are the closest I've come. 
this one is me trying to capture the beautiful late afternoon light of winter and how it makes all around it glow

and this one is an attempt to show the depth that is revealed once you strip all of the leaves and greenery away

of course I may end up deleting these next year......

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Winter can be cold, dreary and tough to endure. But it has it's own beauty as well. If you live in Canada it's good to appreciate the loveliness of it as well.