Saturday, June 30, 2012

Grain Sack

Grain sack in the shadows
 This is a photo from a trip not too long ago to the Peace River area of Alberta. We stopped at a little information place which was in an old train station. It was a small building, but it was also made into a little museum, which was quite nice. There were displays of items used way back when (I'm not sure of the dates, possibly late 1800s), and even a section with a sign telling that it was the ladies waiting room. The sign went on to say that it was an area where single women who were travelling could go and wait for their train and be able to feel safe.

In another room, they had other items on display - an operator's "station", various old items, an old bicycle, sled, snow shoes...and lots more. In a section that was roped off, there was a nice little display and there were grain sacks stacked up.

I liked the way the sun was shining in through the window, dust particles floating in the air, and how only part of this particular grain sack had the shadow of the window frame and the sunlight falling on it.  It might not be a great photo, or anything particularly fascinating, but I liked it. And that's why I took the photo.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Wonderful Cross

This cross adorns the top of a little country chapel out in the woods. Unfortunately, I only had my zoom lens and I couldn't get a decent photo of the whole church in one shot.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Look Up, Look Way Up

About a month or so ago, I went on a photography excursion with a friend. We went to the Peace River area of Alberta. While there, I liked the way the clouds looked at one particular moment, so I took a quick photo. The result is the one above. All I did in Elements was to do a "quick fix", and I really like the way it turned out.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Distorted Sun?

This photo was taken the same evening as the photo from the previous picture.

In all honesty, I have no idea how the sky and the reflection turned out so yellow. There was pink and blue in the sky, as the sun was setting. I'm sure it was probably due to some setting I had on my camera.

I do like the way this turned out though, and I like how the clouds that are crossing the sun give it a distorted look.

In Beaton Park

 Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted any photos on this blog!

Truth be told, I don't get out a lot to take photos because I don't have a vehicle, and it's difficult to get around these parts without one.

Not too long ago, I went with a friend to take some photos. We both joined a free photography course and needed to take some pictures for that. So, we hopped in her car and she drove us to a beautiful park area with a huge lake. We went at "the golden hour" to try to capture photos with the lighting achieved around sunset.  It stays light out quite late now, and I believe this photo was taken around 9:00 in the evening - or there abouts. We came home around 10:00 pm and it was still quite light.

I've gone on a few photography outings with my friend, so I have some more photos to share at other times...and hopefully it won't be so long until my next posting for you to see them!