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postcards from here …

kayaker, Qualicum Beach, ©Diane M Schuller

Kayaker – Qualicum Beach, BC

cats on the fence, downtown Qualicum Beach, BC --©Diane M Schuller

cats on the fence, ‘downtown’ Qualicum Beach, BC

Samoyeds, Qualicum Beach ©Diane M Schuller

a man and his dogs, Qualicum Beach, BC

Qualicum Beach ©Diane M Schuller

clock tower and carillon bells – – salmon fountain, town centre Qualicum Beach

seagulls ©Diane M Schuller

the lookout boys

mooring rope ©Diane M Schuller

“all wrapped up”

the sign says "not in use" || www.dianeschuller.com

the sign reads, “do not use”

Dutch Angle ©Diane M Schuller

While at the marina, the sky beckoned

“I walk

I look

I see 

I stop

I photograph.”  –Leon Levinstein

I finished one pair of fingerless gloves and have started another (photo of the second pair next week). It’s been an interesting week, particularly now that I’m working on the 365 [photos] project. I’ve been working on some post production work too, specifically by learning how to turn a photo into a pencil sketch in Photoshop. There’s a lot more to it than simply clicking a button. I also attended an utterly amazing photographic exhibit at the Royal BC Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. Every single photograph was spectacular and inspiring. I was blown away by the photographs taken by the youth, especially the one boy from Alberta in the under 10 category. Now I’m inspired to get some more of my images made into postcards.

Speaking of postcards, I sent out two more postcards this month. Do you get postcards made from your own photographs or artwork? Have you mailed any postcards lately?

Wishing you all invigorating walks, surprising sights, and a postcard in your mail.

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Sherry G. - February 1, 2016 - 6:48 am

Your postcards here are just wonderful. Your 365 project is really bearing fruit, isn’t it? I love those beautiful dogs and the fun cat pic and the textured monochromes. Good for you for getting those real postcards out too! I have to replenish my stock….

Susan Clark - February 1, 2016 - 9:45 am

I had never thought of postcards-thanks for the idea. I’m always trying to find ways of promoting my little piece of heaven. Qualicum is another little gem.

dinahmow - February 1, 2016 - 10:59 am

I am rubbish at doing “group” things!A somewhat disorganised life, you see.Though I did manage 7 days of “nature shots” on Facebook.I’m too easily side-tracked, but I admire your dedication and love your eye for presentation.

Lisa Gordon - February 1, 2016 - 5:27 pm

These are wonderful, Diane.
I especially love “All Wrapped Up.”
I think it is such a beautiful composition.

I’ve never had post cards printed, but I have printed those little notecards, and I was really pleased with them/

Ypou have a wonderful week, my friend.

Gabriele - February 2, 2016 - 5:41 am

You have beautiful photography here.

Toffeeapple - February 3, 2016 - 9:48 am

Lovely images Diane, I would love to be able to walk on the sea front there.

Bridie - February 4, 2016 - 2:24 pm

I’ve committed to sending letters this year; something I always think about doing, but never actually act on. Postcards are such a wonderful idea, too.

Kathy - February 11, 2016 - 6:48 am

Jessie is right, you take absolutely beautiful pictures!