Yesterday through my Drobo (Data Robotics) account I received a complimentary copy of ON1 Effects software and plugin for Lightroom and PS. This is the first image I have been playing with. Sunset on the seas somewhere between South America and The Falkland Islands.
June is sunset and sunrise month during my Life Through The Lens project!
Last week I spent a couple of days in Arizona and one evening I noticed lots of cool clouds forming about 1 hour before sunset. I had scouted a location previously and went back to that spot for sunset. Mother Nature did not disappoint!
A little late on my post from yesterday. My version of Lightroom that I have on my work PC would not recognize the RAW files from my new Canon M10 camera. So I could not do anything with the images until today.
I drove around late yesterday afternoon in the Romulus, Michigan area looking for sunset locations. I had thought I found a park on Google Maps that looked to be perfect for sunset but the bridge on the road leading too it was washed out so I could not get to the park. So I stopped alongside the road and shot this.
The sunset did not really materialize this evening down at Cootes Bay so I turned to something that I have started shooting over the last couple of years and really enjoy, long exposures. This shot was created using a Lee 10 Stop (The Big Stopper) and a Lee 3 Stop Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density filter.
It felt so good to be behind the camera this evening. My hectic work schedule of late coupled with preparing to move at the end of September, has left me exhausted and with very little time to spend pursuing my passion. This evening I forced myself to head down to my favourite spot in Hamilton to photograph sunsets, Cootes Bay. And Mother Nature certainly did not disappoint!
Several years ago I started a project I called “Imagine”. The purpose of this project was to entice Canadians to see more of Canada by showing them images of some of the beautiful places in Canada and asking them to “Imagine” what it would be like if they were standing in that spot. I have always thought that so many Canadians tend to travel to the Caribbean, or to Mexico or the US instead of staying here in our incredibly beautiful county. There is so much to see and do in this country and yet so few Canadians actually “see” it.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday I have put together a video of images I have taken across Canada. I hope you enjoy these images and that you can visit some of the stunning places that these images come from.