Thursday, September 27, 2012

Country Fence In Morning Light

Early (or late) light is the best.

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Get out of bed.  That's when you'll find the interesting scenes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Colour Is Starting In The East

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Within the past couple of days the fall colour in Eastern Canada is suddenly here.

This is what it can look like where I live in Eastern Ontario - sometimes you get really, really lucky and have an early snowfall as well.  

I'm sure the colour is coming on everywhere in the east right now.  Algonquin Park, Quebec's Eastern Townships, Vermont's Mountains, Maine, New Hampshire (think Dixville Notch and the Androscoggin Valley!) and many other locations.

In the high country the colour will likely peak in a week or so and hold for perhaps a couple of more weeks, although likely not quite that long.

Time to get out there and shoot.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bad Weather Makes Good Photos

  Waiting For The Storm by Paul Raymond
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There's a fundamental rule for stock photographers.  Keep your camera with you.  'Specially in bad weather, when interesting things happen.

Here's anothe rule - want to have more interesting photos?  Stand in front of more interesting things.

This image is a perfect example of an interesting event.  I'm proud to present it on behalf of my good buddy Paul Raymond.  He just takes pictures for fun.

There's an even more important rule for stock photogs.  Another time.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Spotted Salamander
Ambystoma maculatum

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Have you ever looked up to a salamander?

Many years ago when I was starting a young family, my wife was unemployed and we had a couple of young children to feed on a junior draftsman’s pay. I was working on a BSc at night university. One requisite course was English 101 - Composition.

   When I had a free-choice writing assignment I would always write about what I knew best - hunting and fishing.

   After the prof had corrected the grammar (I’ll never meet another misplaced modifier without fondly remembering that lovely lady) I thought I’d try to sell some of my work. First submission
was to a local outdoor magazine - $24 - and it made our Christmas.