Another baby leaving home

Another baby ready to leave home. This one is heading to Montreal, QC. Got it all packaged up yesterday to get a shipping quote from Canada Post and find out it is 2″ to long for them to ship, so I have to repackage it. Then I have an artist at the studio today after I unpacked it that tells me that she ships larger prints with them. So frustrating that CP changes their requirements depending on where you ship from. Oh well, I will repack the print next week and try again.

Lethbridge High Level Bridge, another baby leaving home!

As an update, it took me two days of cutting up a box till it was the right size and was sturdy enough to ship my baby in. Got it all packed and took it in for a price quote on shipping. After the client approved the shipping price I then took it in to ship it and was told that the prices went up. Funny thing was that the cost to ship was less but the cost of insurance was more. So now it is on it’s way to Montreal and its new home. I am always nervous till the print arrives. Yes it has insurance but I don’t want the client to have to use it.

Safe trip my print!!!!!

To the Gallery

Mountain Frame

So this past Saturday I made another mountain frame. I like the ones without a back but I wanted this one to have a picture behind it, after all I am a photographer 🙂 Made the frame, stained and painted it and took it with me to the studio. Then I started going through my files to see what I wanted to put behind the mountain frame.

Found a really nice picture of Red Rock Parkway from this past summer. It was PERFECT!!! I resized and cropped it and was getting ready to print when I thought I should look at a few more and BINGO. I hit on the best picture yet for my mountain frames. My son and I were in Waterton this past fall and we stopped at Maskinonge. It was a perfect day with snow, blue skies and blue water. I shot a few dozen pictures and made a really cool pano, from that series one picture stood out and was saying I will look great in a mountain frame.

Now my issue is that I have another frame I don’t want to sell 🙂 Oh well as soon as it warms up I have another idea for a frame and will make another one like this one and try one with my new idea as well.

Mountain shelf
I like them without anything on the shelves
Mountain shelf
But I like them even more with items that have a significance to them.
Mountain shelf hung on the wall
Mountain shelf hung on the wall at the studio, I do like!!!!!

If you are interested in a mountain frame I do sell them. At this time I have three at the studio – two without pictures behind them and this one. This would look amazing in a den, living room, bedroom, office or cabin.

Contact me for pricing and any special requests.

My photographic bucket list – The Marmot

The Yellow-bellied Marmot another subject on my bucket list

Marmot on the look out
Marmot on the look out

I have never written down a bucket list but I do have one or should I say two. Today I found something on one of those lists – a Yellow-bellied Marmot. Some days they seem to get longer as I hear of new subjects that I would like to shoot.  The reason that I have two bucket lists is that one list I try to keep realistic. Items on that list are accessible to me in western Canada, like the Yellow-bellied Marmot. On the second list I have items that are crazier like a lion in Africa, Penguins, Tigers, etc.

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