So last night was the first storm I have been home for lately where it didnt absolutely poor buckets. I initially saw the moon over our canola fields and tried to get a great shot of that but unfortunatly I failed lol. When the lightning show rolled in without rain I set up for about 30mins and took some pictures. I am still puzzled how people get such sharp focus in the dark lol. Enjoy.
Last night I went to Calgary to see a very good friend whom I hadn't seen in awhile. She is visiting from San Diego and her parents live right behind Spruce Meadows. For those of you not familiar with this venue it is the most notable Equestrain Centre in Western Canada. I'm a firm believer in fate and timing and last night as we walked around the grounds we happened upon a group of individual jumpers. My childhood hero Ian Miller was just about to take his turn around the ring. It was amazing. I happened to take these pictures after I got over the childish glee of seeing my hero. This was my first time trying to capture moving subjects. Not the best but I was happy with them.
So the last two weeks have been so busy for me that I havent had any opportunities to go out and really shoot what I want. Rain, hail and other time constraints made it virtually impossible for me to be out where I want to take some more pics. There were many times I wish I had my camera but hadnt been carrying it with me. So today I know its a cliche but I took some flower pictures after it rained. Nothing exciting. I wish I could figure out how to properly close out the weed on the left of the peony is bugging me but I tried quickly to clone it out and it looked very obvious. If anyone has any tips let me know. I am waiting patiently to order my Sigma 105mm Macro at the end of the month since I think that macro will soon become addicting to me. Hope you like these.