Day 342 of 365

tree

tree

This is arguably Ottawa’s most famous (at least most well known) tree – mostly due to the Halloween type branches that stand out in relief against the skyline.
It stands all by itself in the middle of a field at Baseline Rd. & Fisher (by the Experimental Farm) where thousands of cars pass every day.

Day 165 of 365

Bird leaf

Bird leaf

I think this bird like creature came from the Magnolia tree in the garden. Sitting on a translucent light table lit from beneath by a small flash.

Gotta love the ease with which the Nikon flash can be remotely adjusted from the camera – a little trick picked up in lighting class.

Day 113 of 365

The other in-laws & us.

The other in-laws & us.

Time to head home. Leaving sun & no snow & a good visit with family.
There was a tight pack and a quasi schedule so blogging had to wait for eventual arrival.

This is the other in-law gang in sunny FL & us on our way.

First stop – Florence SC. On the way a side tour through some forested land in GA. A bit spooky as the sun was setting and there was no other traffic – unusual for these parts – but we were quite a bit off road.

Georgia forest

Georgia forest

Day 73 of 365

Rooster

Rooster

Tuesday is lighting class at Algonquin for the next while. Had to forgo camera club as it’s on the same night. Lighting & printing are my 2 main stumbling blocks, so this is it until April.

After a couple of intro remarks & studio familiarization, we shot the first studio type still life. Simple, no reflections, just get used to the process.