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

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 7

I couldn't mark the year without at least one photo illustratig the Olympics in Vancouver. I couldn't be there, but cheered on Canada for hours each day!

Photo taken February 20, 2010

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 6

In the winter you eyes begin to search for colour like a man in the desert searching for water. Flowers are appreciated in all forms - even window clings...

Photo taken February 11, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 5

A late rising sun combined with a late setting moon allows for scenes like this - taken at 9:06am.

Photo taken February 1, 2010

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 4

When everything outside is sleeping under the snow, you look for growth on the inside...

Photo taken January 26, 2010

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 3

Freezing and melting and freezing again. The ice can be a beautiful thing.

Photo taken January 17, 2010

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 2

A lovely winter's day - see how long the shadows are at 1:19 in the afternoon?

Photo taken January 13, 2010

Looking at 2010 ~ Week 1

Since my Project 365 is over I'm creating a collection of 52 photos representing 2010 - one from each week. In week one the frog brings luck for the new year.

Photo taken January 5, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A Year in Review

I thought it would be cool to make a mosiac of all my monthly mosiacs from my Project 365 - a year's worth of photos in one! It was so weird not to be thinking about my "photo of the the day" today. I still had my camera with me, and actually took some really nice landscapes. I'm glad that I decided to continue on with a "Photo of the Week."