Baby Great Horned Owls

These young Great Horned Owlettes were so cute! They were simply not content to sit there and pose. They had to check out stuff and hop around and wonder why there were a bunch of humans with weird things in front of their faces!
 
From the Canadian Raptor Conservancy last weekend.

The Faroe Islands

Photography is a powerful medium. Being able to tell a story with images adds emotion and feeling to those images. It is my hope you will enjoy my story of the Faroe Islands.
 

Moon Beams

While in The Faroe Islands we had one evening where the skies stayed somewhat clear for a few hours. We also happened to have a full moon. Once the moon was behind one of the mountains, the moon beams lit up the sky. I had a lot of fun playing with compositions!

Road to the Light

One of the most amazing parts of the Faroe Islands was the ever changing light. You would be photographing something in one direction, look over in another direction and the light would be amazing! Or you would be driving through rain, come around a bend or over a hilltop and amazing light would appear before you!
 
I am calling this one Road to the Light.

In Viking Times…

One of my favourite “genres” if you wish, in photography, is long exposures. I love slowing motion down and creating moody images from moving clouds or water. Long exposures can be anywhere from 1 second to hours and hours long. My typical long exposure image is 30 seconds to 5 minutes. It depends on how fast the clouds are moving and what visual story I am trying to tell with the image. This image for example, taken near Sorvagsvatn Lake, the largest inland lake in the Faroe Islands shows the area, where in Viking times, slaves who were no longer useful, were simply flung off of the cliff top, or so the story goes. The angry clouds show the displeasure of the Viking gods. This image is a 61 second exposure, ISO 100 at f11. I used a Lee Big Stopper to give me enough exposure time. The image was shot in Bulb mode.