2017-05-05: Feel Good Friday

My images for today are a variety of sunrise and sunset photos from my time in Uganda and Kenya.  Every moment of every day brings some new and different to appreciate 🙂

 

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Giraffes at sunrise in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
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A silhouetted landscape in the Masai Mara.
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A misty morning in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
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A break in the clouds at sunset in Ishasha.
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Another sunrise over the Mara.

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2016-02-16: Artistic Impressions

A couple weeks back, I edited an owl photo with an artistic edge, turning it into something more like a painting than a photograph.  (You can see here if you missed it).   Now I know that’s not to everyone’s tastes, but I found it a really fun process, something that I would like to play around with once in a while.

I don’t know how often you’ll see the Artistic Impressions post title, but when you do, you know it will be something a bit out of the box.

I hope you enjoy my artistic impressions!

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2016-02-14: What I’ve seen this week

I managed to get out shooting yesterday with a few people from the photography group I belong to.  I went without expectations, only with the hope of putting the Tamron through it’s paces, as it is finally back from its second trip to service (and I must say, it seems to be focusing better than when I bought it, so fingers crossed the issues are resolved).  I also took out my new camera, a Panasonic FZ1000, to start learning how to use it, and again, so far so good (and SO lightweight!!!).

I’ve not had much time for editing, so I will post a few now, and a few more photos through the week.

Have a great week everyone 🙂

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Old man’s beard and other assorted lichens decorate the branches.
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The flowers of last summer long ago spent.
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From the ground up…
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The blue sky didn’t last long…
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A birth tree with a bare midriff. Whether people picked away at the bark, or animals or birds did, I don’t know.
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Moss, lichen, fungus and peeling bark; a whole lot of texture on one small tree trunk.  And all that green!  I’m really enjoying it after all the snow I’ve been looking at for months.  There’s still a fair bit on the ground, but it recess a bit each day.
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I liked this photo for a couple reasons.  First, the spring buds!  I was surprised to see those.  Second, the repeating triangle shapes created by both the live and broken branches. 
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I’ve been seen this plant everywhere lately, I have no idea what it is, but I like the texture and detail.

2015-10-26: Monochrome Monday

Yesterday afternoon there were 3 leaves clinging to the top of this tree.  After the snowfall this morning, only a lone leaf remains.   Autumn is quickly giving way to winter. 1/1000sec, f5.6, ISO500
Yesterday afternoon there were 3 leaves clinging to the top of this tree. After the snowfall this morning, only a lone leaf remains.
Autumn is quickly giving way to winter.
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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Older Than 50 Years

I didn’t think I would be entering any photos for this challenge, as I couldn’t think of any subject to photograph.  Then, a couple weekends ago, I signed up to go for a hike to Ancient Forest.  We had a beautiful day for a hike in the forest, and lucky for me, a member of one of the local hiking groups accompanied the group I was with, to give a talk about the area.

Certainly if you are in the Prince George area it is a beautiful place to visit, and a very unique ecosystem in the region.  Some of the cedars in the forest were in excess of 5 metres in diameter and over 2,000 years old.

Standing in the middle of the forest, looking straight up.
Standing in the middle of the forest, looking straight up.

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A close-up of cedar bark.
A close-up of cedar bark.
The beauty of the sun filtered by tree branches.
The beauty of the sun filtered by tree branches.

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Tourism PG

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: OLDER THAN 50 YEARS

Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei was a place of amazing beauty.  The colours were so intense, the landscape so surreal; a photo can't really do it justice, but it's all I've got until I have the chance to go back someday.  You can be certain you'll see a few more photos from this gorgeous place.
Dead Vlei was a place of amazing beauty. The colours were so intense, the landscape so surreal; a photo can’t really do it justice, but it’s all I’ve got until I have the chance to go back someday. You can be certain you’ll see a few more photos from this gorgeous place.