Friday, December 31, 2010

Queen of the Snow Canyons

The lady surveys her lands always alert for that dreadful squirrel who hurls epithets at her from high amongst the cedars and pines. Such rabble, these commoners are, such rodentias.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Me at Xmas 2010

In response to the overwhelming demand for more pix of me, here ya go.
Now, please don't write or email asking for dates or money 'cause I just hate to constantly have to say no, no, no. Taken by "anonymous" with a new Pentax K20D and a kit 18-55 Pentax lens.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Rushes

These rushes withstand everything a Canadian winter can throw at them and still jut proudly through the snow and ice doing their best to wave some cheery colour at passersby - mostly moose.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Great white hunter pose

There's a little used railroad spur that runs through the middle of Little Red River Park in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. I lived in that city for 10 years and spent many enjoyable hours, all seasons, wandering about the park's 1,200 acres of peace and quiet. I didn't take the shot but it's used with the photographer's permission.

What am I? A pack horse?

I like to play with photo equipment. I'm a Pentaxian (I use Pentax equipment) but having other stuff at hand sometimes enables me to capture an image that's just a bit different. These days with millions of digital cameras clicking madly off in all directions there are some really spectacular photos being created... but a lot more truly awful ones as well. Some people don't seem to have the hang of the "delete" key on their cameras - you know, the one with the little TRASH CAN on it! It's where 9 out of 10 shots belong on average.

I like to use flash in addition to natural light. I learn a little bit more about this technique each time I venture out. I recommend David Hobby's STROBIST site to anyone wanting to learn about using flash properly ( ).

City bred but thoroughly rural Canadian

Never a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars that I'm allowed to live far from the madding crowds.

Squirrel from Saskatchewan

On winter patrol 2

Pity the poor mouse that dares to cross her path.

On winter patrol 1

The lady loves the trails winter and summer. We had loads of snow last winter so the trails became canyons we blazed with the snowblower.