As a landscape photographer you learn quickly to accept failed attempts when it comes to getting that one great image, particularly when it comes to the weather cooperating. We set out on the past weekend to find a pebble beach for the forecasted mixed cloud sunset. Promising for an interesting long exposure image on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. At very least my wife could find some much prized chanterelle mushrooms and the dogs could get in a good hike.
After several hours of scouting I failed to find that perfect location, the interesting sky was clearing over the big lake, and we found only a handful of mushrooms. The dogs did get in a moderate hike, however. We scrapped the shoot and decided to stop by Oak Hammock Marsh prior to sunset in an attempt to salvage the days photography. Not the best time of year for marsh activity, but we did get in another decent hike and a few keepers.
I particularly liked the image above of the Purple Martin House, although it lacks any bird activity which would have made for a much more interesting image.
Viewing blind at sunset
An interesting design element of the Qualico Family Centre at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park, is the tree growing through the exterior skylight. The building also incorporates a living roof.
A simple, symmetrical image of a white flower, I’m not sure of the species, looks like a daisy but might have too few blossoms.
Who doesn’t appreciate a flower image. Here is one from spring 2013 shot at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, using a Canon 100mm Macro hand held and cropped slightly for a symmetrical composition. I’m too lazy to research the flower type at the moment, so I apologize for not including the species.
My wife holding an Owl Butterfly at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
Caterpillar on leaf, using a 100mm macro lens
Forest path and fall colors in the Assiniboine Forest, Winnipeg
Back side of the falls as it drops 40 m or 130 feet into the Kaministiquia River below.
Spring officially arrived, on the calender anyway, but the temperature has remained below normal. The ground is still covered in snow, so unlike Victoria there are no flowers blooming at present. So to celebrate the upcoming warm weather here are a few from last year.
Purple Alium, Assiniboine Park
Bullrushes or Cattails in the Assiniboine Forest Marsh on a frosty winter day.