Seba Beach is my home away from home. It’s where I spent most of my weekends growing up, and now that I am older it is where I go whenever I can get a chance. Alas, that is not often enough for my liking. It’s located about an hour away from Edmonton on the corner of Lake Wabamun. If you are a local, that would be the lake that was the site of the train-derailed-oil-all-over fiasco a few years back. Luckily, the lake is seemingly unscarred…
I spent the long weekend there with my girlfriend and my family. We spent time reading, sitting, and occasionally walking for ice cream. Mmm…
I also got a chance to hike up the hill near to a little area that has some awesome mushrooms (to look at!) and some nice vegetation. These are a few of my favorites from the weekend.
PS - I’m thinking I should probably get a watermark or something…not that I expect people are thieving images, but because it might be fun! Thoughts?
This weekend included a short photo adventure into Edmonton’s beautiful river valley. My girlfriend and I got a couple really good shots, and also managed to get eaten by mosquitoes. Such is the price we pay for our art.
As you may begin to notice - I have a thing for tiny critters. Bugs are awesome, and once I set up a light table for myself - whew…it’s gonna get crazy up in here.
I’ve been playing in lightroom a bit - what a great program. I’ve added a new set (Inorganic Life), and a non-macro section. Since I don’t exclusively shoot macro, this was something I thought I should do. Hope you life the work!
If you aren’t from around here (the far north, or the far south) - then you probably haven’t had much experience with really cold weather. It’s not enough to say it gets to -40C some days - that number really doesn’t mean jack. I have a couple pics that I took one frosty morning on my way to work. It was about 9am - and really just another day in mid-febuary.
At times it gets cold enough here that we get a phenomenon called ice fog. It gets so cold and still that the very small amount of water in the air condenses, and forms fog. When it’s -30 or colder, it immediately builds ice crystals onto everything exposed to the fog. The result is called a Hoar frost - and it is beautiful. As I dig up photos of this winter event, ill add them. In the mean time, remember these photos are from outside, on things I just happened to walk by.
ps - these photos are not from my nice macro lens…they are from a Canon SD1100. Noticeably less amazing..still not bad!
Some people I once worked with (at least a few of them) decided to strike out into the world of social networking. What they came up with is called EmpireAvenue (www.empireavenue.com) - in a few weeks it goes public, and I suggest you check it out. Buy and sell stock in your friends. Their stock value increases and decreases in relation to their online activity. Fun? Yes.