Posts Tagged "winter"

Snow falling on elm trees

Posted by on 31. March 2015 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Snow falling on elm trees

Snow falling on elm trees

With record high springtime temperatures in Saskatoon, it is easy to forget that not so long ago we had a few intense snow storms. Although, nothing like what friends in the Atlantic Canada had to deal with. During one heavy snowfall, I took advantage of a lunch break to snap a few images on the University of Saskatchewan campus. It is tricky to capture small crystals so I decided to use a telephoto lens (200 mm) to compress the space and enhance the soft effect of falling snow flakes. If you are familiar with the U of S campus, I walked around the Bowl until I found a nice location across...

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From the Winter Photography Workshop

Posted by on 31. March 2013 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on From the Winter Photography Workshop

From the Winter Photography Workshop

It is so nice to be able to sit down, pick up the papers and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I finished my last class and now catching up with a lot of things that were put on hold while I worked on school assignments. Here are a few images from the 2013 Winter Photography Workshop at the Ancient Spirals Retreat. The weather was great; just below freezing and hardly any wind. Lots of fresh snow with interesting patterns. As a bonus, the cloud cover cleared at the end of the day and we were able to photograph the fool moon raising behind a character windmill not far from the retreat....

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New half-day photography workshops

Posted by on 19. February 2013 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on New half-day photography workshops

New half-day photography workshops

I will be leading a series of half-day photography workshops in the Saskatoon area, suitable for novice and intermediate level photographers. The idea is to have a short informative lecture on various topics and then go out in the field and practice what we have learned. Dates and topics: Sunday, 24. February 2013 – Winter Photography Saturday, 25. May 2013 – Macro and Flower Photography Sunday, 21. July 2013 – Landscape Photography and Basic Digital Workflow Check out the Saskatoon photo workshops page for more information. Also, I am preparing several photo tours to my favourite...

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Winter on the prairies – Grasslands National Park

Posted by on 31. December 2012 in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan | Comments Off on Winter on the prairies – Grasslands National Park

Winter on the prairies – Grasslands National Park

Snow-covered hills in Frenchman River Valley – West Block of Grasslands National Park. This photograph was taken after a late spring snow storm south of the old Larson’s homestead (this is an older image from the archives). Friends told me that they got a “lot of snow” in Val Marie so I went south and spent a weekend photographing in the park. It does not looks much, but for this (very dry) part of Saskatchewan, any moisture is received with joy. Back to the Grasslands National Park photo...

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Northern Lights at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

Posted by on 2. December 2012 in Blog / Journal | 2 comments

Northern Lights at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

While driving to Swift Current one cold and clear November night I noticed an amazing display of Northern Lights appearing above the horizon.  I just passed the town of Kyle and could not find an interesting feature on the landscape to use as a foreground for images. I continued my trip south to the Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, knowing that there are rugged hills adjacent to the highway and a curve in the road that could be used as a leading line and aid in composition. I left the car at the Goodwin House parking lot and started photographing along the highway edge.     After...

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