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Emerald Forest

Posted on October 21, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

My last post was in August. That seems so long ago.

Life has been somewhat busy and yet I don’t really know where the time went. Since thespring, I have run a 15km race, a 30km, a full marathon (42.2km), and two half marathons (21.1km). Training for those long runs takes me to far away places and allows me to see interesting things at all hours of the day. Lots of sunsets and sunrises. Lots of fog. Lots of nature. Lots of fall beauty. Lots of images that I returned to capture with my camera. I’ll post a few of those new photos later this week.

I’ve also had two exhibitions and sales of my limited edition pieces, and am preparing for another show in a few weeks. For now, here is one of the new prints that was sold at the last exhibition. It’s called ‘Emerald Forest’. The sun was streaming through this very dark forest gently illuminating the soft, bright green moss-covered ground. This photo was taken using Intentional Camera Movement – purposely moving the camera during a longer exposure while taking the picture.

Check back soon for a series of new photos.

Emerald Forest

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River Lights

Posted on August 27, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

Clear skies. No breeze. Calm water.

No cloud action taking place, but the boats, the planes, the stars, the satellites, and the moon lit up the river quite nicely. For some reason the lighthouse lantern never did come on.

230 images later….

River Lights

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Cloud Fireworks

Posted on August 24, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

Sunsets and cloud movement on the river have been amazing this past month. I’m soon going to have to find a new photo spot, as the sun is setting earlier and is disappearing behind the hills before its best display.

A regular routine in my house lately; constantly check out the skies and decide at the very last minute whether or not to skip out on dinner and race to the river. A couple of days ago I did exactly that once again, just in time to catch the most breathtaking exhibitions.

First a set of photos straight across the river.  I turned to my right and captured the clouds blowing in a different direction, during the ‘golden hour’, with the sun behind me. I shifted behind me in time to photograph the sunset, which I’ll post later. Bonus! Three sets on the same evening!

Hard to believe the results sometimes. BTW, I have not done any colour enhancement on these photos other than to bring up the shadows and highlights (you lose that definition when you layer and lighten multiple images). The skies were hues of pink, yellow and hazy blue. A friend called them ‘cloud fireworks’. I guess that pretty well explains it.

I have posted a few pics for you to see. The first two are white clouds looking straight across the river – the first image of the set and the 130 stacked images.

Next, the first and last images of the stacked sets for you to see looking down the river – stack of 111 images taken over 15 minutes, and the same scene with 175 images taken over 25 minutes.

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I Called it ‘WOW’….

Posted on August 12, 2013 by MYND'S i | Leave a comment

….because that’s what I was thinking at the time I was sky watching.

Last week I took over 600 photos during a time span of about an hour and a half. I have done two stacked images from those pics so far. This time, I chose only 80 of the photos in the middle of the pack.

I Called it ‘WOW’….

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