Tag Archives: shadows

Meltwater

All that melting snow has to go somewhere! This babbling creek was a surprise discovery on a trail this weekend. I’m hoping to go back throughout the year and watch as the creek evolves with the changing seasons.

In the meantime, let’s all be mesmerized by the reflection. *oooh, aaah*

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The Three Giants

While towering and imposing, they were still gracious enough to let a sunbeam or two through their defenses.

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Watercolour tableau

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Forest shadows on the snow make a watercolour tableau.

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Ice Storm 7

Considering the damage the ice storm left behind, it’s nice to have spent the week admiring the beauty in it’s embrace. Now I’m off to have a bath – after 2 wipeouts on the ice today, my right butt cheek needs to embrace some hot water and epsom salts.

To finish off my Ice Storm series, here is an ice-covered tree, gilded by the light from a fading sunset.

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Winter Light Study

It’s freezing cold out, but when the sky is blue, the sun is blinding, the snow is fresh and powdery, your cheeks are frozen and you don’t want to stop moving for fear you’ll freeze in place, man, does it ever make you feel alive! There’s no way in heck I am pulling out my DSLR when it’s 25 below zero (celcius), but when I see shadows on fresh snowfall, I can’t help but snap a few pics on my phone.

Here, winter light, and winter shadows, three ways:

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Seduction

Had a date with the ocean last week. My husband of 10 years (the real reason for the trip) didn’t mind that I was two-timing him, he understands the seduction that was involved.
More to come…

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In my neighbour’s yard 3

Dark understory, bright overstory, and a wide angle lens – suddenly I’m transported from a backyard garden to a world where Ents exist.

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Consolation

We went out at dusk looking for short-eared owls, but all we caught was the sunset. Not such a bad consolation prize.
I thought the colours were quite fitting considering the date. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Mighty Beech

I’m still attempting to learn my Eastern tree species.  Let me tell ya, there are just a few more out here than I’m used to in the Alberta boreal forest. There I think I had, um, 7 species to ID. Here, there are dozens (at least).

But the smooth bark, straight trunk, and majestic crown of this showstopper isn’t one I’m likely to forget, especially during a fine display of fall colours.

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Woodland Walk 5

Sumac shadows, with a little bit of bokeh thrown in.

Sumac is so much fun to photograph – I love the lines, shapes, colours, textures, and seasons of this plant. Just another bonus to the move out East, It’s been almost 3 years now (!), and while I miss the rockies, the prairies, and the aspen parkland, I sure have gained a multitude of subjects and landscapes to photograph and explore. Cheers to new discoveries and new adventures!

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