My View From Here

If I had to pick one spot to represent the view I see most in my day it would have to be the view from my work desk. Now if I am there, it's a given the dogs are not far away. So it is fitting to include them as I also often watch their antics from my desk as well. Kodee's own "view from here" is her watching out the window while on squirrel patrol.

What's That? OH SPRING!!

Focus52: Week 10, March 13-19 Prompt "Green"
March marks the start of spring. No better way to welcome it than a visit to Toronto's largest Garden Show. Just a peek at what we saw! More photos and a tell all of our visit to Canada Blooms later this week.

Super Moon Tracking

Tracking the Super Moon with

Like many, we were out Saturday night freezing on the lakefront to capture photographs of the moon's rise in honour of the Super Moon. On this day the moon was the closest to the earth that it has been in the last 18 years. That means it appears 13-15% bigger and as a result of this the tides are also higher.

These pictures really don't show it in all its' glory. I have the Canon XSi but my daughter used her new Canon T2i; I can not stress the difference in our photos - as soon as she posts I will put a link up. Such a huge difference - enough that I am almost sold to switch up!

One thing that helped us get the ideal location for us to capture the moon rise, was the program called The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE). A ephemeris is a table of numbers that shows where the sun and moon will rise and set. When you use TPE (by the way its a free program for your desktop), you type in the address of your photo shoot. The program the brings up a google map of your location and shows you with a red dot your location and the angle the sun/moon is going to rise/set.

For outdoor and nature photography this is a fantastic little program; free on your desktop but also available for the iphone and recently released for the IPAD. If you visit their site you will find links to various professional photographers with samples of how the program enhanced their works.

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Unknown MamiScenic Sunday

Purina National 2011

See my FlickR "Purina National 2011" set for all the event photos.

As a dog fancier I had to attend Canada's largest indoor and most prestigious dog show; The Purina National 2011.This weekend I snapped hundreds of photos, enjoyed conformation, Rally and Obedience competitions. How perfect for this weeks prompt of "Variety". Numerous varieties of breeds, sizes, colours were abundant at this event.
"England has Crufts. New York has Westminster. And Canada has The Purina National®, a charity event for the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation.
It's Canada's most prestigious dog show, with top international judges on hand as hundreds of purebreds from around the world compete for their share of honour and prize money."
          ~ The Purina National 2011

Jumping in Puddles

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Dribble, dribble, sploosh!
Grab your boots, your coat, and hat,
Jump in a puddle and go kersplat!
Rain, Rain, Rain

First of the Month


Indoors or out, no one relaxes
In March, that month of wind and taxes,
The wind will presently disappear,
The taxes last us all the year.
~ Ogden Nash

"The goal is to capture one thing repeatedly on the first of each month.  It can be a landscape, a person, an animal, a project; whatever your focus is.  It can even be a record of where you are each First of the Month.
Linky opens each month on the 1st, and remains open for a week"

View All My "First of the Month" Lighthouse Photographs


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