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…ice cream, bridges, and sunshine!

All day I had been thinking about ice cream… so it was the treat ‘before’ we started shooting photos tonight!  Mmmmm Mint-Chocolate Chip Goodness!

ice cream cone

Tonight we started out at the Forks… it was such an amazing night… wasn’t too hot, or too cold… breezy but a warm breeze that makes smile!  Tonight was the perfect nite to be out.. enjoying the sunshine…I put on a bit of sunscreen and then off we went!
There were tons of people around the Forks, kids, babies, dogs, bikers, walkers, and strollers oh my!
Some teens just can’t help themselves by climbing things! (there are a lot of things that are awesome to climb on around here!)
Parkour kids working out.
I shot a few shots of the leaves on the trees…
green tree branchesroof + tree + sunshine
…heaps of fun at this awesome water wall feature.
water feature- drop
…no stopping on benches tonight.. as we were on the move. (but do you see what I see on the right side of the photo?)
green space being used!
…Yes, this guy brought his OWN hammock to the park…how awesome is that? he also had a ‘boom-box’ and was chill’n to the music!  (how come I haven’t thought to take do that in a park?!?!)
L’Esplanade Riel walking bridge is pretty cool…
Esplande Bridge near the Forkslooking up on the bridge bicyclists riding across the bridge
Sometimes you just have to skip across a bridge!! (thanks Ryan for taking this shot!)
skipping across the bridge
..my new favourite self-portrait!!! (yes, that crop was done in the photo taking!)

B&W self portrait

Hope everyone wher ever you might be reading from is enjoying whatever kind of weather you are having!!

P.S. feel free to comment… I’d love to know I HAVE readers!! Comments are COOL! (thanks for everyone that has recently been commenting!)

..a walk in the park!

Finally some more shots from my walk on last Saturday! In addition to having fun with my ‘Mother’s Day’ sign… I did manage to get some shots of some wildlife… This little bunny was so cute…but way fast, I’m glad I got at least one shot of him/her…there are bunnies all over the place, and I must admit I’m kind of like a kid when I see one… my friend can probably agree with that, because I was like… “did u see the bunny!? wow, so cute eh!?”

bunny picture

The park was also filled with these little guys…
chipmunk, under the tree.
…and a pretty bird!
Bird on a Bench
This bear, wasn’t alive, but did catch the sun in an awesome way!
Bear statue...
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of cool shots of nature, up close and personal like… catching buds, or random branches of tress that look neat… that’s how I got these three shots!
Flowers on a tree branch...fern rolled up! flowers on a branch...
..sometimes you just have to look UP, here’s the same photo with THREE different EFFECTS…
Which one do you like best!?
tree + clouds
Tree + clouds in Sepia
trees + clouds (blue tone)
and two last shots.. of ME! (well my feet and shadow… anyways!)
feet + pondShadow self portrait
Hope you are all having a happy day!!
I forgot to mention today is “Manitoba Day” because today Manitoba is 140 years old!!
Happy Birthday Manitoba!!

Trying to find some beauty…

Lately work has been utterly crazy… the weather for the most part has been amazing… yet tonight when we went to take photos–it was dull, low light… kind of like how I felt… we only were out for around an hour–started to rain so we headed to dinner!  But the weather definitely matched my mood.  I keep wondering will I ever take a moment to finally catch up, and breathe and well just enjoy? It seems my life has become a go-go almost to the point of going crazy… With May around the corner (where hast the time gone?!) This crazy pace has to slow down… I’ve decided–that is!!

Until then… I’m going to leave you with a few of my pics… from a night I had a hard time getting inspired…. I did in the end find a bit of inspiration…. (I guess you just have to look for it!)

Green Tree Leafs... Tree Branch with Green stuffBrown Flower... Tree Stump-with blurred background

This was a really neat mirror along our walk.  It was kind of fun to look at since it made all the images in it pretty distorted!
Outside MirrorMirror Self-Portrait
and there was this….I’ve been thinking a lot of Australia…and well lately at the oddest times I have noticed things from or about Oz… tonight was no different….
Australia Map

Memories from that year I spent on my ‘working’ holiday!  Ahhhhh to be sailing in the Whitsunday Islands… on a maxi-racing yacht… yep that’s where I’d rather be right now!!

Shadows, Reflections, Self-Portraits- OH MY!

apparently the people driving by thought we were both nuts (from their looks on their faces)
–but I didn’t notice, but my friend did! (maybe it was because of the photos of MY shadow kicking HIS shadow…!? who knows!?)
Shadow self-portraitShawdow self-portrait
I was soooo frustrated with these reflection shots…I didn’t really get what I wanted to get..I had something in my mind..but apparently it didn’t work out in practice!  Next time… maybe I’ll try again!
Reflection Self-portraitReflection Self-portrait
This shot… I was hanging on a pole…and almost lost grip on the camera(with one hand) and the other hand almost lost grip with the pole…but apparently I wasn’t that much of a klutz tonight!!!

I must admit… with work being so nutso crazy…and the stress and craziness of everything I’ve done in the last 5months…heading out with my camera and a new friend…. for dinner and then a walk and shooting… sometimes lots of convo… (mainly by me talking his head off)…and sometimes just in silence… has made me so happy…I am starting to feel like ME again… and this I so love, as much as I miss and think about my life up north—it’s slowly becoming easier to be here in the south.

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