Monday, September 7, 2009

Something different

I just started playing with infrared. The exposure time was a little long but I do like the final result after using PS7. Tell me what you think.

What a treat

WOW, we were treated to another sighting of the Pileated Woodpecker. There were two of them going at this tree just a couple hundred feet away. Their heads move so fast its difficult to get a clear picture.


Maybe it's the moisture this year, cause there sure are alot of mushrooms. All shapes, sizes and colours. The middle looks more like a sea creature with spines. It's not soft like most mushrooms. The third is my favorite, I really like the yellow colour.

Holt Lake

This time we made it, Holt Lake on the Burma Trail. A small lake about 350m long x 240m wide. The water was nice and clear but way too many obstacles for the dog to have a go at swimming.

Driftwood beach

A view of Lake Marie Louise from what we call driftwood beach. Seems this spot catches loads of driftwood.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Almost looks like the skull of a primate. It is actually the remains of some type of plant / weed. I need to take this one back into PS and get rid of the distraction in the bottom corner.

Now that looks better. A little cloning & smudging and it is gone.

Crank em up

One of two manual cranks used to lift huge blocks from the dam for controlling water flow from the lake. The dam is part of a bridge that passes over Sibley Creek at the south end of Lake Marie Louise.

Sea Lion

A rock formation that is ever changing. I can remember going here with my parents some 40 years ago. Located in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

Lone Tree

It caught my attention cause it is all by itself. Everything seems so blaa in the winter but this is an impressive stand.

Wild Rose

Just far enough in the bush that no one will pick them. They have been there for many years. Love the colour.

A couple rodents

These guys are always lookin for hand outs. I like the detail in the first picture.