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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Life laughing at us …

When taking photos of pets or livestock, one of the challenges is as simple as catching them at the right moment. Often that means following along walking, half-jogging, and with the lens stuck firmly in front of your face!    That way, when the dog or dogs are in a position you think works,  you’re […]

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Lest we Forget

Today I didn’t make the drive to the city to take in the Remembrance Day ceremonies though I did watch the CBC special plus the Remembrance Day ceremonies from Ottawa. Ever since I was real young I’ve always been touched by the ceremonies and the reasons behind this important day. On October 30th, on my […]

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Photography Tip: Learning about Raw

Are you one of those who keeps wondering about Raw or what Raw is in terms of your camera and taking photographs? Does the thought of using Raw intimidate you? You’re not alone. These days even the point-and-shoot digital cameras have the ability to shoot in RAW format. RAW is not just for the professionals; […]

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October Tea (even in November)

{I realize we’ve entered November but I couldn’t let this go by.}  From page 48, Everyday Sacred: A Woman’s Journey Home by Sue Bender: “October Tea One day, in search of something else, I found a book called Wabi Sabi. Wabi sabi are the Japanese words for a feeling, an aesthetic that is hard to […]

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Autumn in Alberta Mosaic

Most of these photos were taken in September and early October NW of Hythe, Alberta although one or two are near Grande Prairie, Alberta. The colour is long gone up here now and we’re hunkering down with heavy sweaters, parkas, and gloves awaiting the depths of winter. With this shift in seasons, it’s now time […]

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Best Shot Monday

Can a photograph that is not perfectly focused and cluttered with a busy background be a “best shot”? I say yes, if the particular moment caught is priceless. While covering a first birthday party recently, these two guests — sisters — were caught in a warm cuddle. Now that is a moment of life’s sweet […]

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