Staying home can be a good thing some days. March 4, 2018 saw me needing to get out and take some pictures and after a huge dump of snow the river bottom seemed like a good place that was close enough to home to get to.
I was out walking the dog yesterday and could not believe how hot the sun was. A good sign that spring is coming and with spring the birds. I love the spring birds as they are in good health and their colors are starting to enhance so what better time for a bird course.
This year I have added a full day with (6 hours) of shooting.
I love Pheasants for the fact that in the winter they are so colorful in the drab winter colors. I miss my spring birds, their calls and the colors 🙁
Many of my clients know about the new company vehicle that I am working on, but in case you didn’t I will put some updates and information here (also it is too hard to keep sending out information to people that ask about the progress so I can link it here under the category VAN ).
A nice frost, some remaining snow and of course the thousands of geese that winter over at Henderson Lake.
Today I want to address a little about color balance. I’m not talking about corrections that we make to our photos to make them look more natural, or that we do to enhance the colors to make them look more pleasing to the eye such as warming an image up but I am talking about color balance as it effects the print that we hang on the wall.
Most times I am the weird one, okay maybe that is what this owl is trying to figure out. His head would follow the lens as it rotated.
By now we have all heard of Staycations, where instead of traveling you stay closer to home to have a vacation. But I would purpose to you Stayphotos,
Some places I look forward to going but when I get there I am disappointed with the pictures that I get. Waterton is one of those places, there is soooo much to photograph that I get overwhelmed with it.
I have to say off the start that I am as guilty as anybody. So what is it that I am guilty of? Well I am guilty of the “Waterton syndrome”, the feelings or thoughts that the only place to go in southern Alberta is to Waterton. That if you cannot get to Waterton that you should stay home. Now I do LOVE Waterton, I love the mountains and the animals. I love all the scenery from tiny flowers to huge waterfalls but when I am honest with myself I am doing a great disservice to the other places in Southern Alberta.