Leopard

Leopard

Another photo from the vault. The direction of the sunlight made the original black and white conversion I did in Lightroom look washed out. I re-edited this with Silver Efex pro, and the harsh highlights have been minimized without losing detail.

Maple Ridge

I’ve been neglecting working on this blog for some time – and even though I don’t have much to say about these photos, I really need to get back in the habit of posting.

I spent some time out in Maple Ridge collecting a few final shots for a photography assignment, here are some of my favourites.

The forest at Cliff Falls, Maple Ridge, BC
The forest at Cliff Falls, Maple Ridge, BC
I love long exposures of moving water.
I love long exposures of moving water.

Cliff Park

Cliff Falls in Maple Ridge, BC with a long exposure
Cliff Falls in Maple Ridge, BC with a long exposure
I was taking interval photos to practice star trails, and while this one was quite boring, I did like this one photo.  I don't know if that is a plane or a shooting star going across the top o the photo.  September 2013
I was taking interval photos to practice star trails, and while the final star trail photo was quite boring, I did like this shot. I don’t know if that is a plane or a shooting star going across the top o the photo. September 2013

Mama and Baby Elephant

This photo was taken April 2013 while on a safari boat cruise at the Chobe Marina Lodge in Botswana.

I was lucky enough to travel for two weeks in Southern Africa with my parents, and on this morning, we saw many breeding herds of elephants.  This baby spent a great deal of time in the river playing.  She was rolling in the river, submerging herself and sticking her trunk up, spraying water around – generally behaving like a small child having a great deal of fun on a warm, late summer day.

I took hundreds of photos that day. Actually, probably closer to a thousand, but this view remains my favourite.  Seeing mama and baby in perfect step with one another, heading off to a new area to graze and play, was amazing to view in person.  Looking back at it now brings a smile to my face.

Mama and Baby Elephant