Day 335 of 365

Snow White

Snow White

Snow & bird

Snow & bird

Snow looking

Snow looking

Took a walk in the woods on my way to grandma’s place & stumbled upon this.
On impulse, I kissed her gently & she woke up.
With her affinity for wildlife, we were thinking of moving to never-never land, but then she started looking for that apple again.  😉
(For best effect, click for full size image.)

Day 332 of 365

self self self portrait

self self self portrait

Playing with my favorite toy on a gloomy afternoon.
Multiple exposures work best with a black background. Light backgrounds make for a ghostly image of the main (moving) subject.
I did (re)learn a few things about camera settings thanks to the trusty dog eared manual.

Day 326 of 365

Photojournalism class again.
The challenge – go out to the market area and work on the aspect of color as a cohesive element in producing a photo story.
45 minutes of walking got these images.
I like the 1st one the best – a bunch of happy folk out for an evening on the town. Once your target is relaxed & in a mood, seize the moment.

Day 323 of 365

Of Burning Empires

Of Burning Empires

Spent an ‘interesting’ time taking in Jaz & Robin’s heavy metal band, “Of Burning Empires”, at Mavericks on Rideau St. Hard to tell if the singers of this type of music have sore throats are will have. 😉
Also got to practice my photojournalism assignment – add motion to the image. Will use rear curtain for the flash next time.

Day 319 of 365

Zoom flash

Zoom flash

Second class for Photojournalism.
The idea is to add dynamism to normal portraits.

Assignment: shoot one picture of subject using last week’s guidelines, reduce shutter speed and make necessary adjustments – then shoot again introducing motion. The subject must be in a dark spot. Set focus to manual. The flash will freeze the subject while ambient lighting illuminates the background.