A little digital magic makes the scene dance with light. Fun ways to spend a few minutes making something no one has ever seen.

I wish I could project my words this way, visual to anyone who wanted to see. Photos are another form of words I suppose. There is something wonderful about everyone being able to interpret what the see without my own thoughts and emotions clouding or guiding their own.

Red Tailed Hawk

He was so far away that my telephoto hard a hard time capturing the details here so a little editing of colour and sharpness helped this photo along. I was captivated as this hawk circled the fields hunting for some lunch on the first sunny day we had in weeks.

red tailed hawk in flight

Watching him ride the wind currents was incredible.  The dive was the most spectacular, of course, but it was so quick I didn’t have time to adjust to capture it on camera.  Some things in life are meant for your eyes to see alone, I suppose.

A new friend and a cheeky smile

We were driving along a country dirt road that was covered in a light dusting of snow (first of the year), when we came upon a view I knew I needed to capture.  Sometimes it’s the strangest things that catch my eye.

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I don’t know why I loved this – I usually avoid things like overhead wires and cliché shots of oddly shaped trees (as I have a million of them already) but this, I had to stop for. Something in the asymmetry got me and wouldn’t let go.

Not far into our drive, we came upon a small paddock, a little run-down looking yet it was quite obvious that the animals were well-tended to, and a beauty who must have been used to people stopping to admire her, came trotting up to the fence to say hi.

Dapple Gray Friend on a snowy day
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She was sweet and posed for me as I tried to get her at just the right angle to show her lovely eyes.  She was so sweet – she closed her eyes and kept her ears relaxed and showed me in every way she was okay with being my model for a few shots.

Relaxing in the sun and preparing for her photo session
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Beauty in the snow 3 of 3
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There was another horse with her; a paddock mate who stuck close by her side.  He was completely uninterested in me and my camera and did not even raise his head from the grass he had snuffled the snow away from so he could graze.

I called out to him (I always talk to my animal models) and asked if he would please just lift his gorgeous head for one photo.  Just one smile, is all I asked for.  I was delighted when he responded by raising his head, looked right at me and gave me this:

Cheesy grin for the camera
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Then went right back to his grass.  LOL!

Sometimes (most times) I like animals more than I like people.


I am having so much fun with my new camera.  The telephoto lens I picked up has made taking photos, which I loved before, the most relaxing and fulfilling activity I could have ever imagined.  This weekend I got up with the sun and captured some beautiful sunrise shots.  Nothing fancy, little editing aside from a bit of light and contrast adjustment and all the beauty nature has to offer, one moment captured in time.