Just got back from my first ever trip to the Big Apple. It's hard to know which photo to pick to put on my blog but I have decided to go for this one. Just look at the opulence of the architecture and decor that provides the surroundings for the everyday activity of people catching trains to destinations all over New York. I love it. And I loved New York!
Sometimes I just want to sit.
This was taken on my husband's cell phone. We were out walking our dog in our local park and I managed to snap a pic as they stood still for a few moments. Pretty cool I think!
Last week I was caught up in a crazy storm that swept through the camp site where I was staying with work colleagues and a group of student leaders. It was the real deal, complete with age old trees literally uprooted, a shed demolished and a window smashed, sending shards of glass crashing to the floor of the dining hall. We were grateful that nobody was hurt. The full force lasted less than half an hour. And afterwards? This. Is there always calm and a rainbow after a storm? I honestly don't know. But I would like to think so, even if it's a very long time into the future.
Could there be a more Albertan scene than this?
I am studying for a Masters at Portland Seminary and today was Sunday which equaled a day off which equaled a daytrip to the coast. It was a typically wet and windy Oregon coastline day. The obvious photo to post would be one of the photos I took of the crashing waves against the black rocks. But I have chosen this one. We parked the car and I did take a mad dash to snap a couple of pics in the pouring rain. This one though was through the windshield. The beachfront bench and the fence posts are barely visible. Somehow, this captured the day!
In England, foggy days were not uncommon. Here in Sherwood Park, Alberta, we don't see this sight very much. Some may describe it as eerie and I guess it is. I prefer magical though. Or perhaps eerily magical. Yes, that's quite fitting.
The Christmas holidays means I get to live life at a slower pace than usual. As I suspend my normal routines I have time to pick up my camera and play around and experiment. This shot was achieved by using a shallow depth of field and spot metering on the bright string of lights, plunging the surrounding area into darkness. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, forget the photography geek talk and just enjoy pretty lights!