Posts Tagged "travel"

‘Wonders of Croatia’ presentation at the Frame by Frame PhotoForum

Posted by on 14. August 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on ‘Wonders of Croatia’ presentation at the Frame by Frame PhotoForum

‘Wonders of Croatia’ presentation at the Frame by Frame PhotoForum

I will be presenting at the ‘Frame by Frame PhotoForum’ in Regina, Saskatchewan (November 1-2, 2014). This two-day photography festival is packed with fantastic, well-known speakers from across Canada. The PhotoForum is a great opportunity to get inspired and learn about photography from some of this country’s finest photographers. My presentation ‘Wonders of Croatia’ is on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage, Croatia is rapidly gaining popularity as a travel destination. For a good reason, as it is home to some of the most beautiful natural and historic areas of Southern Europe. The country offers diverse culture, great food, ancient walled towns and medieval castles (such as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – the walled city of Dubrovnik), coastal towns with stunning architecture, pristine beaches, and over 1,000 islands along the Dalmatian coast. Croatian interior is rich with forested mountains and natural jewels such as the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with 16 turquoise lakes, hundreds of inter-connected waterfalls, and spectacular karst formations. I will show images from many locations that we will visit during the photography tour to Croatia. Other presenters at the 2014 PhotoForum: Freeman Patterson: Embracing creation Mike Grandmaison: Meditations Dennis Fast: Wildlife as I see it Susan McGillivray: Music with pictures Mufty Mathewson: Rehabilitation patients at work Larry Easton: Sacred places in rural Saskatchewan & art of architecture Darlene Young: Introduction to liquid art photography Early Bird registration fee of $95.00 has been extended until August 30, 2014. After August 30, the registration fee is $120.00 The ‘2014 Frame by Frame Photo Forum’ will take place at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Corner of Albert Street & College Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan. You can register by Phone: 306-584-1281 E-mail: lakeviewoffice@sasktel.net Or by mailing in this registration form with your payment  ...

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Happy first day of spring

Posted by on 20. March 2014 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Happy first day of spring

Happy first day of spring

Spring is arriving a day earlier this year; vernal (spring) equinox in Saskatoon falls on Thursday, March 20 at 10:57 a.m. CST. March equinox, the date when day and night are same length, marks the beginning of spring in Northern Hemisphere. The term equinox is a derivative of the Latin word equinoxium, which literally means “equality between day and night”. For our friends down under, today is the first day of autumn (fall). The exact day is not the same from year to year. This has to do with the number of calendar days in a year, not the equinox itself. It takes the Earth 365.256 days to complete one full revolution around the Sun. However, the Georgian calendar we use rounds the year down to 365 days and does not account for the extra 0.256 days that is left over. So the spring equinox may fall on March 20 or March 21, depending on the year when our calendar catches up with the solar calendar. With the rapid snow melt we have experienced this week, warmer temperatures green grass should be just around the corner. I talked to my mom in Croatia over the weekend; they already have had daily temperatures of over 20 C. Do you know why the spring brings warmer temperatures? Because the Earth’s axis of rotation (the end pointing to the North) is tilted towards the Sun which means longer daylight hours and more sunlight that warms up the environment. Spring equinox signals the time when plants emerge, animals become more active, and flowers begin to bloom. It is the beginning of nature’s renewal, start of a new growing season. Here is an image gallery with Signs of Spring:  ...

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Illustrated talk: Iceland – a Photographer’s Dream

Posted by on 10. March 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Illustrated talk: Iceland – a Photographer’s Dream

Illustrated talk: Iceland – a Photographer’s Dream

I will be presenting an illustrated talk “Iceland – a Photographer’s Dream” for the Northern Image Photographers camera club on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held at the Prince Albert Arts Centre, 1010 Central Avenue – the old opera house building in front of the City Hall in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. In the summer of 2012, I joined a group of 14 photographers on a photo tour of Iceland. This island country in northern Atlantic is relatively small, but offers an amazing array of opportunities for landscape photography: vast glaciers with calving icebergs, stark volcanic lava beds, bubbling hot mud pools and countless waterfalls. My presentation includes highlights from the trip, and tips for anyone planning to visit this fantastic photo destination. I selection of images from the trip can be seen in the Iceland Photo Gallery.  ...

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SaskTel phone book cover – Saskatoon District

Posted by on 28. February 2014 in Blog / Journal | Comments Off on SaskTel phone book cover – Saskatoon District

SaskTel phone book cover – Saskatoon District

Here is sixth in the series of 2013 / 2014 SaskTel phone books with my image on the cover page. An image of teepee (tipi) poles in early morning fog is gracing the cover of Saskatoon District phone book. This image was taken one brisk morning at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park just north of Saskatoon. I was photographing a sun rising over the South Saskatchewan River and almost did not notice this simple and moody scene behind me. Teepee poles were glowing in warm light of the rising sun. Dark and rather cold-looking clouds in the background made the teepee structure stand out, while a light morning fog added a bit of mystery to the scene.   And the original image:   Remaining 2013/2014 SaskTel regional phone books with my images gracing the cover page: Moose Jaw – published Estevan/Weyburn – published Swift Current – published Regina District – published Saskatoon City – published Saskatoon District Prince Albert North Battleford...

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Update on the photography tour to Croatia

Posted by on 6. February 2014 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Update on the photography tour to Croatia

Update on the photography tour to Croatia

A short update on the photography tour to Croatia in September of 2014. My tour agent reserved additional rooms in a new place close to the boundary of the Plitvice Lakes National Park (days 6 and 7 on the photo tour itinerary). There is a chance that we will not be able to keep reservations for accommodation in a hotel within the boundaries of the national park; hotel rooms are going very fast and we do not have enough people with confirmed registration to make a deposit. Tourist centre “Marko” is located about 10 km north of the centre of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is a 3 star hotel (like many places that we will be staying at) in a beautiful natural setting of forested hills and meadows. The medium-sized complex has an on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, badminton court, and bike trails with an option for bike rentals. Check out their web site for images and hotel details.     There is also a new map with locations that we will be visiting during the photo tour, thanks to the Saskatoon photographer Nina Henry who put it together....

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