Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Here it comes!...
I knew it was coming - and today it arrived. The first snowfall of the season. Wet and messy and dark, and it will be gone tomorrow. But today - groans and moans and commiserating about life in the north.
Photo taken September 29, 2009
Up here in northern BC we don't have the amazing fall colours that they do back east. Most trees are evergreens or poplars, so the leaves (if they turn at all) turn yellow, then brown, then disappear. There are very few reds, so I find them where I can...
Photo taken September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Sunlight in the Clouds.
The weather changed suddenly at mid day, and really dark clouds rolled in. I really thought it was going to snow! But it only rained a bit. However, as the clouds came in the suns rays were coming through them in a really beautiful way. My exposure was off as you can see, but I caught them anyway.
Photo taken September 26, 2009
What the other guy was thinking...
During the famous Obi-Wan scene - you know - "These are not the droids you're looking for..." The guy in the back could only think to himself:
"Damn, this saddle chafes!..."
Photo taken September 25, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Last week it was part of a beautiful bouquet. Today it's fading fast - edges browning as it dries and wilts. But it's age and looming demise can't erase it's beauty.
There's a lesson in that...
Photo taken September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Between the Lines.
All that's left to do is for the baler to sweep up the hay and package it in either impossible to move 6'x5' round bales, or easier to move 3.5'x2' square bales (that aren't really square...)
The pattern on the ground is mesmorizing.
Photo taken September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Everything seemed to come together as I photographed this old barn - the light was good, the sky and clouds were interesting, and the barn itself was a beautiful deep red bringing out the reds in the grass. I liked the photos so much that I had trouble deciding which one to use for my picture of the day.
Photo taken September 18, 2009
The trees are shedding...
These pine cones all came from the jack pine in my front yard. They are really small, averaging the size of a large marble or a ping pong ball. I picked up a basket full to use in seasonal arrangements, but my cat kept trying to carry them off! So all that's left of my centrepiece is this photo...
Photo taken September 17, 2009
Nothin' Left But Fluff.
I got a backup DSLR today!!!! ::happy, happy dance:: My 50D is still in the shop, but a friend traded me her old 20D for a lens, and I ran and grabbed my macro lens immediately. There were a few dandelions left in the back yard, and I took shots to my heart's content. I love how this one came out.
::sigh:: I love a DSLR. The little Panasonic P&S just proved to me how much...
Photo taken September 16, 2009
That would be summer - the season that is staying late to watch movies and have another drink. Not that we're complaining, mind you. It's just unusual - flowres still blooming half way through September.
Photo taken September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
My friend Yvette got a tattoo today in memory of her little cousins who were killed last year in an auto accident. She asked me to come along and photograph the experience, which I was honoured to do.
Photo taken September 12, 2009
I love the light in the late afternoon. (Of course, so does every photographer! LOL) The sky was clear and deep blue, and the clouds were very cool. This farmland is right outside Dawson Creek.
Photo taken September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The warmer summer has resulted in a longer harvest season. In this field the hay has been cut and is awaiting the baler. Photo taken just outside Dawson Creek on the southeast end of town.
Photo taken September 8, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
These are some of the few leaves that turn red in my part of the country. Because we have have so many poplar trees, the fall colour is overwhelmingly yellow. So I love to focus on the red when I can.
Photo taken September 5, 2009
A Change in the Weather...
My mom always called these "buttermink clouds" and said they indicated a change in the weather. Well, she was right! The morning dawned sunny and hot, but at noon I looked up to see these covering the sky above me. By 7pm the lightening turned night into day, and the mother of all thunderstorms hit overhead about 9pm. The loudest, most violent storm all year - the kind that had me unplugging the computer and tv, and waiting for the lights to go out.
This morning dawned cool and the air was fresh - washed clean by the rain...
Photo taken September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Feels like August was a bit uneven - some great shots along with some real clunkers. I'm struck by the lack of colour overall - all the moon shots tended to make the month much less vivid. In looking at the month overall it's easy to see that some subjects took a leading role. But I tried to include scenes that felt like late summer - berries, crops, harvest, etc.
I'll keep all this in mind as I shoot September.
It was a rainy day so I was on the lookout for some colour to photograph. This flowering kale formed the border on one of the flower beds at city hall. It was beautiful and strange, and I loved it! (I had to go back to the office and find out what it was - luckily some of my coworkers garden and could name it immediately.)
Photo taken September 2, 2009
The smorg is still open...
I can't believe it's September 1 here in the north, and not only are the flowers still blooming, the bees are still around! I took this shot with my little Panasonic ultra zoom, and was pleased at how sharp it was. There was a little spider in the pic that I never noticed! But since I'm really scared of spiders, I had to crop it out....!
Photo taken September 1, 2009
That's my 50D in the box - headed to Mississauga to the Canon Canada repair centre. I started getting Error 30 a few weeks ago (shutter error) and it just kept getting worse and worse until the camera was erroring out every couple of shots. So I'll spend the next month using my little P&S (starting with this pic) and look forward to getting my baby back!
Photo taken August 31, 2009