Spikes in Black & White
I thought this flower had some neat textures to capture with macro close-ups, especially with some spheres of dew mixed in. It also turned out that the flower was bathed in light while some dark green leaves behind it were in shadows, which created a great contrast to really allow the form of the flower to pop.
Storm Approaching at Miles Canyon
Miles Canyon is a cool spot just south of the capital city of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. It has pretty cool geologic features and is a very narrow stretch of the Yukon River that has proved quite treacherous and deadly, especially during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. On this particular day, we did not stick around the canyon for very long because we could see stormy weather on the horizon. We were able to escape the storm for a short amount of time, but it eventually caught up with us while we were driving and gave us a bit of Yukon hail.
Noah Paints a Car
My nephew Noah loves his cars. So you can definitely understand his excitement when he got a crafty paintable car for Christmas. He was able to not only play with messy paints, but also make his own model car. He did take a quick break to smile big for the camera before going back to painting his wheels.
Bird…on Carpeted Stairs?
So it turns out I don’t have a whole lot of bird photos. I enjoy watching birds and listening to them, but I really haven’t explored bird photography in depth yet. With that being said, here is a not-great-but-kind-of-interesting bird photo that I took a few years ago. On some carpeted steps in our apartment building, I happened to spot a little bird that must have found his way inside (probably those neighbors that always propped the back door open…). I got a photo while he was sitting on the stairs, but he soon starting flying into the big windows all around. I opened up the doors on either end of the building, and luckily, the bird finally found his way out.
Hopefully the next bird photos I post will have more of a natural setting!
Ben Loves Marshmallows
A nice campfire was always a pleasant way to end a day of fieldwork in the Yukon. And part of that campfire experience definitely involved marshmallows. My first time in the Yukon, I was with another student, Ben, mapping out vegetation along rivers. We both loved campfire marshmallows, and I was able to capture Ben’s elation in this photo. However, I was unable to capture our disappointment upon trying some horrible ‘flavoured’ marshmallows…I’m not even sure I could describe what they tasted like!
Clear Morning Skies Above the Campground
It has been my experience that it is much better to wake up in your tent with the sun shining than to hear drops of rain on the surface of the tent. And I would guess this is what most would think as well. This photo was taken on one such sun-shiny morning as most of the other campers in our group were still sleeping, or perhaps just laying in bed not wanted to get up.