Friday, October 01, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 39

Autumn Comes to the Peace...
Peace River, Fort St. John, BC

Photo taken September 28, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 38

A Quiet Moment
Bijoux Falls Provincial Park

Photo taken September 21, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 38 Honourable Mention

Steller Jay
Bijoux Falls Provincial Park

Photo taken September 21, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 38 Honourable Mention

Below the Falls,
Bijoux Falls Provincial Park

Photo taken September 21, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 38 Honourable Mention

Bijoux Falls in Autumn
Bijoux Falls Provincial Park, northern BC

Photo taken September 21, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 37

Turning Leaves...

Fall in the Peace turns green to yellow, and never lasts long enough!

Photo taken September 16, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 36

Rain on the Horizon

Farmers work to complete the harvest as the weather begins to change.

Photo taken September 11, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 35

~There is beauty in all things, for those who chose to see it.~

Photo taken August 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 34

I travelled up to Ft. Nelson for work, and was able to go north one day with a colleague, taking in the change of scenery. This is the view from the Alaska Highway, about an hour north of Ft. Nelson. It was a really cloudy, rainy day, and the sky never made an appearance. I want to go back when it's sunny.

Taken August 25, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 34 Honourable Mention

I loved this view of the valley through the Horse Tails and Clover.

Taken August 25, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 33

Smokey Moon.

There are currently over 400 wildfires burning across the province, and the smoke seems to be everywhere. It coloured the moon a deep brown on this night. Hopefully the expected rain will help.

Photo taken August 21, 2010.

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 33 Honourable Mention

End of the Season...

The weather is changing - summer has given way to cool days and cooler nights, the geese are leaving in droves, and the crop is ready for harvest.

Photo taken August 20, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 32

Laughing Dragon.

The Fall Fair was this weekend, and it was a lot of fun! Only in the north do you have a "Fall" fair in early August... I entered 10 photos, and got 4 ribbons - three 2nd places and a 1st place!

Photo taken August 13, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 32 Honourable Mention

...Not a Gaggle - Just a Pair...

In case you diddn't know, you have to have at least 5 geese to make up a gaggle, and they must not be flying.

Photo taken August 13, 2010.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 31 Honourable Mention

The Nashville city skyscape from the Shelby Street Bridge, including closeup of the "batman building" (otherwise known as the Bell building.)

Photo taken August 20, 2010.

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 31

The Nashville city skyscape from the Shelby Street Bridge, reflected in the Cumberland River.

Photo taken August 2, 2010.

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 31 Honourable Mention

Nashville sunset from the top of Love Circle.

Photo taken August 2, 2010.

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 30

Remembering mom.

Photo taken July 26, 2010.

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 29

My mom passed away on July 20, after a long illness. She loved moonlight. I took this from the balcony of my parents' condo, in honour of her. The view of the moon is a bit different in Nashville, being so far southeast from BC.

Photo taken July 23, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 28

I usually don't take insect pics, but was lucky to get a couple of bees working hard to pollinate the flowers I was shooting.

Photo taken July 16, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 28 Honourable Mention

The lillies were beautiful, and I was happy to shoot them before they began to fade.

Photo taken July 16, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 26 Honourable Mention

As I said - not a lot to shoot this week. But I love how this shot came out, so wanted to include it.

Photo taken July 3, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 26

Moon through the trees...

This was not a fruitful week - scheduling and weather kept me from getting out to shoot. Even a holiday long weekend didn't help. Between Sunday, June 27 and Saturday, July 3, my only decent shots were of the moon...

Photo taken July 3, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 25 Honourable Mention


Into the clouds the moon fell, disappearing in a matter of minutes.

Photo taken June 25, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 25


Our short season is finally giving us a variety of beautiful flowers, gowing under hot sunny skies. Summer in the north is short - but oh, so wonderful. (HDR effect achieved with Topaz Adjust Plugin.)

Photo taken June 22, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 24


The moon showed her profile, and I was able to get some really clear and sharp shots. She was low in the sky - hence the brownish tinge.

Photo taken June 19, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 23


The daisies aare back, growing wild all over my yard and up through the gravel of my driveway! I hate to mow the grass!

Photo taken June 12, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 22 Honourable Mention


My neighbour says that these flowers are on a wild cherry tree, but I'm not sure. I love this photo, though...

Photo taken June 3, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 22


I love the look of these, though I have no idea what they are! They were growing in mass in a flower bed down the street, and were quite lovely.

Photo taken June 5, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 21


This creek filled with spring runoff was enhanced with the Topaz Simplify plugin for photoshop elements. I like how it takes a rather boring shot and turns it into something more. I'm focusing my weekly shots on natural scenes, but this was so pretty I had to include it.

Photo taken May 26, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 20


A new field, big sky, and a barn in the distance. It must be spring in the countryside...

Photo taken May 19, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 19 Honourable Mention


After the dandelions, the next flowers to brave the spring were the daffodils.

Photo taken May 13, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 19


I love this pic of McQueen Slough just outside Dawson Creek. Birds and ducks were plentiful, and the water was beautiful.

Photo taken May 9, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 18


Once spring finally arrived, the first flowers to bloom were - of course - the dandelions!

Photo taken May 6, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

looking @ 2010 ~ Week 17


Under a big sky, fields of brown and pale green showed that spring was finally making her appearance.

Photo taken April 29, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 16


Though the snow was finally gone, nothing was growing yet. So I fell back on cut flowers to give me colour.

Photo taken April 19, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 15 Honourable Mention


The Japanese Maples in Nashville, Centenial Park were so lovely - I had to include them.

Photo taken April 11, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 15


This Canada Goose on the still lake gave a wonderful mirror effect.

Photo taken April 11, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 14 Honourable Mention


This photo of a Great Blue Heron was a very close second to the Oklahoma Redbud - so much so that I really wanted to include it. I saw several Blue Herons in Nashville, and loved getting the shot of this one next to an algae covered pond.

Photo taken April 9, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 14


With the north still snow covered, I ventured south to Nashville for a holiday. The Oklahoma Redbud was in full bloom, and it was stunning. I drank in the colour.

Photo taken April 7, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 13


More closeup work. Double trouble? or just Dubble Bubble?

Photo taken March 29, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 12


This young raven was one of a pair who were playing a game of passing a twig back and forth. It was fun to watch!

Photo taken March 25, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 11


The sparrows and chickadees returned to my front yard this week! Still cold, with lots of snow - but a sure sign that spring is coming!

Photo taken March 20, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 10


Handheld macro using my new (at the time) Canon 100mm 2.8 L IS.

Photo taken March 11, 2010.

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 9 Honourable Mention


Though I love the moon shot, I couldn't let the week pass without including the mother and calf that wandered down the back alley behind my office one Tuesday afternoon. This is how you know you live in the rural north!

Photo taken March 2, 2010

Looking @ 2010 ~ Week 9


I love this shot of the moon setting behind the windmills at the edge of town.

Photo taken March 3, 2010 at 7:50am.

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 8


More indoor plants, because living things are precious.

Photo taken February 23, 2010