…We watch out for the Ice Alligators emerging from the Prairie Sloughs (a body of standing water, just in case you are wondering what a “slough” might be). We went out a couple of nights ago and were amazed how far along spring is in Saskatchewan this year. Last year the fields were still covered under a blanket of hard snow, this year the snow has melted for the most part, the iced over standing water is breaking up and provides countless opportunities to capture unique, ever changing ice formations during the Golden Hour.
I am catching up with photo processing and photo related activities as well as creating textile art in the studio. I just checked my Bio and Gear pages and realized that it had been over a year since I last updated the information. It is such a day, the wind is strong outside and brings with it a chill that means more snow is on the way. This is life on the prairies, it is April and weather like that is to be expected. Hopefully it won’t last long and the crocuses with emerge soon.
Meanwhile I am spending a lot of time on the computer. Spring always seems to be the time for competitions. I used to “only” submit to textile related calls for entry. Over the past year I find myself with increase confidence when it comes to image capture. I have actually entered several photo competitions over the past month and I have been very pleased with the results. My local Photo Club’s winter print competition allowed five entries maximum. I came home with three ribbons, two first place ribbons, one honorable mention. The ribbon I am most proud of is the one I received for my entry into photo journalism. The above picture was made in Barcelona at the Mercato St. Joseph. It was very dark in the market while shoppers were busy selecting choice ingredients for their Three Kings Festival feast. I had a plethora of photo opportunities and had not realized that I made this image. After I downloaded the close to 3,00 images (made in only 4 days…) I was so pleased that my lens and settings were perfect for that particular moment. I call this “Where’s the Beef?” – if you have been to Barcelona you realize that Catalan people adore their pork in all preparations… (Note: image has not been processed)
That’s it for today. I thought I better check in with some news after two months of silence. More to follow soon I promise!