I finally got around to setting up my Pluto Waterdrop system in the garage and recently did a couple of photoshoots with friends Ken and Glennys La Rose. There are so many challenges to photographing colliding waterdrops! I find it so interesting! Will start experimenting soon with introducing a 3rd drop and different liquids!
As we go from fall into winter here in Nanaimo, it gets easier for me to spend a couple of hours photographing along the waterfront in the dark before dawn! I can leave the house at 6am and be back home by 8:30am with a memory card full of new images. The waterfront is generally quiet at that time. A few die-hard walkers and runners and dog owners are who you will meet. Here are some images from a beautiful dawn on November 2nd.
I’ve been working on a personal photography project for the last 2 months and it has finally come to an an end. I’ve always wanted to photograph a trained dancer using stroboscopic flash. This technique has always intrigued me and I love the way it captures human motion! So this year I bought 3 cheap Neewer flashes from Amazon that have the “multi” setting and started looking for a dancer to photograph. I was so so lucky to find Lucy Trepanier, a wonderful young dancer from Nanaimo. I couldn’t have wished for anyone better to work with for my first go at this technique. We did 2 rehearsals on the stage at Beban Park and then finished with a live demonstration at the annual Foto Fun Fair put on by the Harbour City Photography Club. Here are some of my favorite images from our rehearsals and from the Foto Fun Fair.
I’ve been driving past this maple tree out in Cassidy for over 40 years. And every year I’ve marveled at its beauty every fall as it turns orange and drops its leaves. Today I caught it in a beautiful morning fog with the last of it’s leaves hanging on.