Friday, January 31, 2014

January's Views

Here's the view for January!

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Roll on February!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Horses Warm My Heart

I don't often get the opportunity to photograph horses - my favourite domestic animal - about even for 1st with dogs, cats being a close second!

I drive by the field these three are kept in every day between work and home - every day hoping that they'll be in a favourable position (ie: away from distracting man-made stuff) for photography. Today was the day!

Happily, the light was bright despite the falling snow, so it wasn't too much of a challenge ... and to make it even better, the black/bay and the skewbald came up to the fence to say hi! I'll be posting my favourite shot of the 10 minute session on my Facebook page, so mosey on over!

I'll be posting better-quality images on my Horses web page!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Partnership with PlanetJill

I am delighted to announce that the incredible PlanetJill has accepted me, as a photographer, into her partnership program!

I can now offer all my valued clients the opportunity to have their treasured photos preserved in quality jewelry, charms, ornaments, key fobs, and much more!

Here are a few samples of items that I've ordered so far:

Plated Pewter 2.5"x1 5/8" Ornament, Cranberry Silk Ribbon

Sterling Silver 9/16" Charm on 18" Necklace
1"x1 3/4" Plated Pewter Pet Tag/Key Fob/Purse Charm

Feel free to have a browse around PlanetJill's website to see all the wonderful things she offers!

Please note that I can only order items with photos that I have taken (ie: my copyright). If you have photos you'd like to use, you may order direct from the website.

For those of you who have had photos taken by me, or would like to have photos taken by me, I'm happy to offer a 10% discount on Planet Jill's prices (excluding shipping) on all orders made before the end of January, 2014!

Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me!

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup - Panorama 2014

Much to my surprise, I was granted permission to shoot on-course (ie: inside the fences) at this Paralympic ski event held in Panorama, BC, this weekend. Imagine that, all I needed to do was ask!

Its an almost week-long event, and I managed to get up there for two days: Thursday, a training day for the downhill race, and Friday, the downhill race day.

IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup - And Winter Wildlife Viewing!

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There seemed to be a bit of confusion about what "inside the fences" means as defined by the person who granted permission for access, and the "juror" I had to check in with upon arrival at the course. This was complicated by the fact that I was accessing the course on foot instead of skiing to my preferred shooting station. Long story short, on Thursday I ended up shooting from just inside the course crew exit gate, just above the finish area, where I was far from any gates (turning points) on the course, and it was pretty much flat.

I had hoped to go up to a higher point on the course on the second day, but that area was socked in with fog and falling snow, so I decided to return to the previous day's spot. At least I'd have a chance of seeing some of the action from the lower vantage point, even if it was on a rather unexciting section of the course!

What really surprised and disappointed me was that a grand total of six people showed up to watch the racers as they arrived in the finish area at the end of the race. What a pity that these inspiring athletes just don't get the recognition that they so richly deserve!

To see the whole collection of photos from both days, please visit the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup 2014 gallery on my website.

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