While visiting my parents for Christmas it was a fine time to try out the new Lensbaby my wife got me as a gift. I had always been curious about it, and was told it had a steep learning curve. It didn't take long before I had the gist of it figured out, added some light and now have another unique tool for images that call for something a little more dreamy.
My parents bought a nice bouquet to congratulate my wife on her first day of working in her home office. I enjoyed shooting the flowers.
Our Thunderchild is just as nice, just that the lack of wind and perfect positioning made shooting this one at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm much easier.
As always, the bleeding hearts in our front yard are lovely this time of year.
Short lived but beautiful, the lilies in our back yard please me each year.
Our lilies are so lovely but so short-lived. Better keep shooting them while they stand.
To match the decor in my parents' living room, I made a photo that may be chosen for their wall. That it was made at their cabin was fitting.
Playing with some abstract. Love it or hate it, I have to try something and start somewhere if it is ever to develop into something worth looking at.
Beautifully covered in leaves, soon to be covered in snow.
The last two roses from the bunch were still worthy of shooting so I made a few macro shots of them.
Early peony shooting at the Forestry Farm. A bit busy with school year-end trips at the park, but the cooperative insects made up for it.
Our lilies bloomed early this year so I was in a bit of a hurry to come up with, and execute, and idea for a unique photograph. This one came together nicely with only one rain day delay (first time we had real rain in Saskatoon this year) and I have an idea for the other variety we have beautifully blooming in our backyard.