Hey sports fans! It’s been far too long since I’ve posted anything on the ol’ blog. Well neglected no longer, here’s a long over due post.
Some friends since Kindergarten graduated high school this year. They thought it would be cool to do a friends photoshoot before heading off to University. So we got together one evening at the old farm. We thought it would be cool to some nice casual stuff but also to get the money’s worth out of the grad dresses! What a riot it was!
These girls are absolutely stunning! They all have gorgeous long hair that just screamed fashion lighting. We did some cool clamshell beauty stuff but as twilight came in, I wanted to push the envelope a bit. It was a typical Saskatchewan hurricane wind evening which made for a pretty slick wind machine. We got the girls on the road and drove an SUV up behind them with the high beams on to provide some continuous light for hair/dress motion blur. Then we froze the shot with flash at the end of the exposure. It makes for a pretty studio-esque photo shot on location!
Here’s a few more favs from the shoot. It was a total blast and we wish the girls all the best in University! 😎
The second instalment in my Organics photo project is here! It’s been over a year since my last post about the Daybreak Mill in this on going project looking at various aspects of Organic farming. This time around, we are looking at harvesting honey.
Most people are unaware that the majority of human civilization depends not on new, cutting edge technology, iPhones or indoor plumbing. What we do depend on are tiny, buzzing, stinging, pollinating insects known as bees. Yes, bees. They have an enormous part to play in the human food supply and it turns out we need them a lot more than they need us. And they are in trouble. Read on… (more…)
Laney has a heart of gold! And that sweetness of her personality flows out of her and looks tremendous on camera. 😎 This shoot was really enhanced because of that. I really liked being able to do some fiddle shots of Laney too. The location was really fitting for a western theme and added a lot to how the images worked over all. We setup in a big shed and the floor was perfectly full of fine dust that I knew would give some sweet texture to the shot – especially when you have people run through it and really stir it up! 😀 Light and dust/dirt/smoke/fog go together like peanut butter & chocolate!
And, last but not least was the barn. Again, some amazing textures in there. When you mix the sweetness of Laney and the roughness of the location, some cool lighting, it makes for some really dramatic portraits. 🙂
Yesterday was the Freyburn Bull Sale up at Jason & Melissa’s. It was the first cattle sale/auction I have ever attended and it was very exciting. I took candid photos of the event which was a lot of fun as well. There was a pretty good turnout of people from far and near who took in the event. I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly, but it was a very social event. Business mixed with friends and family and loads of great hospitality. I hope everyone took some pie home with them! 😎 Who would have thought that hearing about how big a bull’s testicles are for a couple of hours could be so entertaining!?! 😉
We were treated to a trip down on the farm today. Hubert always puts on a great show for the kids and they had a riot looking at all the animals. He even snuck a rooster and 2 pigeons into the house!!! 😎 It was a blast! And the swing in the hay loft is super cool too. Even the grown ups had a good time! 🙂
Farms. They are a never ending source of life. Especially when it comes to kittens. All you need is one good Tom and a couple females and soon your whole farm will be over run. 😉
I had the kids today so I went to do a parish visit – to a waaay cool farm! Kelvin & Theresa and the girls have an incredible farm with nearly every animal under the sun. And, as of this last week, a rescued white tailed deer fawn. It’s being bottle fed the same formula as the lambs. The kids had a blast and rounded out the day picking strawberries, and even saving a few to take home. 😉 Super fun way to spend the morning before it got ridiculously hot/humid. 8)
I went out to my friend’s farm today trying to get some shots for our Photography Club assignment. The month of March was to be pictures of “pets.” So, I wanted to get some pet picks. What better place to nab pet pics than down on the farm?!
I was able to get some pretty cool action shots of the cats in the primordial battle with the dogs, fangs gnashing, claws swinging. Very cool stuff. Of course, I didn’t help matters by hissing and trying to get the dogs fired up. But hey, anything for a picture right? 😉 All the shots in the slideshow are either from my 70-300 f4.5-5.6 or my 105mm f/2.8 Macro.
It was a beautiful day with all kinds of glorious light!