Portrait of a Cat

October 15, 2012

Saturday was the fifth annual World Wide PhotoWalk. I decided to shoot with a single lens for the walk (as opposed to switching back and forth), and decided that I’d break out the lensbaby for the first time in a long time. I figured I’d stick with a single aperture for the day as well, since changing the magnetic discs can be a pain. So, while I was figuring all this out at home, I took a few test shots and liked this one of Annie. This was with the f/5.6 disc, before I switched to f/8 for the walk. I put a pretty heavy vignette on here, and I likely will on most of the photowalk images; the lensbaby blur can be a little disorienting and I think it helps to burn it down a touch–enough so that I’m wondering if I should find a clear filter for it and darken in the edges to do the vignette naturally.

There will be more photos coming over the next week or two, as I finish the processing on the photos.

Hidden Falls

July 20, 2012

This is ‘Hidden Falls’ in Sheave’s Cove. It is actually somewhat hidden, because despite the fact that you can see it from the parking area, we walked in the completely wrong direction at first. The second photo is a detail shot of the same waterfall–it’s more abstract than most of what I shoot, but for some reason I like it.

West Coast Lighthouses

July 18, 2012

While on the West coast last week, we took one day and drove down past Port aux Basques and stopped in to see three separate lighthouses: Cape Ray, Cape Anguille (the most westerly point of the province), and Rose Blanche which was reconstructed with local stone from 1996-1999.

Piping Plover

July 14, 2012

While out on the West coast of Newfoundland, Jen and I went to one of the few beaches where these little guys nest. They’re considered to be endangered in Canada, so the section of the beach where they nest is roped off in an effort to protect their nests and increase the population.