Amazing Light!

WHOA! Today is was dull, rainy and overcast almost all day up here on Lake Huron. But about an hour before sunset, Mother Nature decided to give us a treat with some amazing light!

“I only had my phone with me”

A recent quote from David duChemin is indeed something that has been on my mind for a while now. He says and I quote “What we lack is not better cameras but better photographers”. I so agree with that statement. Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts from people saying “oh look at this or look at that but I only had my phone with me”…
 
Really? You only had your phone with you? So it is not good enough?
 
No I believe your phone is a perfectly good camera. It is you who is doubting the capabilities of yourself or the camera. The camera is only a tool to achieve an end result. I can drive a nail in to a piece of wood with a $5 hammer from a dollar store or a $50 hammer from Home Depot.
 
I have literally taken 1000’s of images with my phone(s). Maybe I can’t print them wall size, but that would not be the purpose anyway. The purpose is to capture the moment.
 
Another favourite quote of mine is “It’s not the camera you have, it is the camera you have with you.”
 
Don’t let the type of camera you have stop you from creating. Don’t see with your camera, see with your eyes.
 
Image shot on my iPhone from a moving car (passenger seat)

Only in Canada eh? Pity

Last night I was out at Moraine Lake in Banff National Park with some other photographer buddies. It was a great evening with a beautiful sky!

Since it is getting close to Canada’s 150th birthday I thought I would celebrate a bit early!

Rundle Sunset

If Canada ever needed to prove it has the world’s best backyard…
 
Mount Rundle, Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park

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.