Sunday, September 29, 2013

Black & White, or Colour?

Answer: It depends!

Some photos just lend themselves to both! A better question is, what are you going to do with the photo? And what's your personal preference? Do you want to use it on Facebook? Make greeting cards? Have a large canvas or metal-print made to hang above your fireplace? A desk-top portrait? A mousepad?

Today, I took this photo of my brother's lovely black dog, Mya. She was sitting in pool of late-afternoon sunlight in our living room, and happily gave me a pretty head-tilt when I made a crazy squeaky-noise. I am really pleased with it - I think its possibly one of the best pet-portraits I've done so far.

There are so many different b/w conversions one can do but, to start with, I thought I'd go low key:

What do you think? Both photos are on my website.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Through The Looking Glass

After a busy few weeks involving personal injury, damaged equipment and international travel, I'm finally caught up with my volunteer work at ICAN - Invermere Companion Animal Network - where I take photos of the animals seeking homes.

There were lots of kittens to work with, and I decided to try a new prop - a small mirror that I'd picked up at a garage sale earlier this summer. Here's one of my favourite shots from the day:

The rest of the photos can be seen on my website.

In the kitten room, there were FOUR siamese types, THREE blacks, and TWO tabbies! Talk about herding cats! Thanks to my very patient hubby for his help during this exhausting two+ hour session.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

A Flying Visit to a Tiny Corner of England

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do a bit of photography in England while on a quick visit for a family wedding.I saw a very small area of the country, just south of London. Even in that tiny area, there are so many wonderful things to capture - scenery, architecture, history, culture!

Much to my surprise, this is one of my favourite photos from whole trip! I don't consider myself a portrait photographer, or even a people-photographer, but this scene just dropped into my lap! I'm just sorry now, that I didn't ask the mum for her contact info so that I could send her a copy!

Somehow, the weather was perfect for the whole week! I think we had a few hours of complete overcast one day, and about six spots of drizzle. The rest of the time it was sunny, or partly cloudy, with the temperatures in the 20's Celsius. Glorious!

The whole gallery from England is on my website. Please drop by and have a look!

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