WordPress Photo Challenge – State of Mind

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is:

State of Mind: This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo.

ripplesI like this photo, taken in the spring of 2013, not so much for any technical qualities, but how the water ripples are calming. I was honestly just goofing around with some settings, and when I loaded them into LightRoom later, this one really jumped out at me, so I played with some cropping and a few other settings to end up with this fun little monochromatic thingamajig 🙂

I’m curious if anyone can guess what the actual picture is of…and as usual, click the image to see it full-sized.


WordPress Photo Challenge – Seasons

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is:

Seasons: Share an image evocative of the weather or represent the current “season of your life” in metaphor.

_KJR2206_developedSince representing a season of my life would require far too much thought for a weekend, I wanted to go with something that represented Spring weather…a season I am looking forward to soon (yes, I want the bike out!) 🙂

Enjoy…comments and criticisms are welcome and, as always, click the image to view it full-size!



WordPress Photo Challenge – Weight(less)

I was just introduced to a WordPress Photo Challenge by fellow blogger and photographer who runs PHOTOPHILE. I was very glad to see this – some of the daily ones are way too much, but weekly, I think I can handle!

This week’s theme is:

Weight(less): Show us the effects of gravity in your photo this week.

 I think this little guy, who I shot w/ my Nikon D7000 in the summer of 2013 using my Sigma 100-500mm APO lens is a good view of gravity and weightlessness 🙂


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Hoping the Snow Comes…For A While…

Yes, you read that right…I’m hoping the snow sticks around for a while as there is a photo shoot being planned for early February at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre nearby. I was invited by a friend a couple of winters ago, and had a great time filling a couple memory cards. If the timing works out this year, I’ll concentrate a bit more on quality over quantity. I’ll have to start getting the gear all ready soon so I’m not panicking at the last minute.

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the 2014 shoot…

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