Writing about my experiences in photography and the images I make is an important aspect of the learning process I have undertaken. At the ripe old age of ‘three score and eleven’ I feel that I am just getting going. There is so much to learn and so many more images to make.
During the past year, I have received many likes and comments about the images I have posted to Facebook and to my blog. I so much appreciate them. Sometimes they provide the motivation to keep on trying or they are the affirmation of a job well done. Others provide the critical push to step forward in a new direction. Its all good!
Today, as the snow falls, Ellen and I are preparing for Christmas and then the long trek to Arizona. There, brilliant sunshine, desert landscapes and cactus await. Certainly, that is a climate change. It will bring very different subject matter to photograph.
The Desert Botanical Gardens in Tempe, AZ, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum east of Mesa, AZ and the Picachu Peak State Park south of Casa Grande, AZ will be on top of my list to visit. A drive out to the old mining towns of Superior, Miami and Globe will also occur sometime during our visit. Also planned is time to experiment with new plugins I have acquired from Topaz Labs.
While at home, here in Kelowna, one of my favorite places to photograph is the rangeland above Lake Country, B.C. On the occasion of this winter photograph low clouds reduced the background to shades of white and splotches of yellow and brown grass. I thought it was an ideal candidate to apply the power of Topaz’s new Impression plugin. Experimentation has begun!!
So, with this my last post for 2015, thank you for reading my blog and best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!