Saturday, July 30, 2011

One Life

I usually don’t enter photography competitions for a few reasons. Whether you like something or not is a relative subjective thing, it's personal and basing the value of something on the opinions of others can take the enjoyment out of photography. But I can’t deny the benefits of the major competitions. There is a business side to “success” in the field and winning one of these can certainly help with that. Oh how I admire people who only do things solely for the love of it! Kudos to you!

Are far as competitions go the One Life International Photography Competition is one I couldn’t pass up. I decided to enter two images “Cabot Tower Drive” and “Heading out this Morning” (taken at Petty Harbour Newfoundland).

Cabot Tower Drive
Cabot Tower Drive

Winning one of the major competitions can be a great boost to ones artistic career. Aside from the prize money it would open doors and perhaps allow one to move beyond their dreams.

Please click here to view my entries.

Heading out this Morning
Heading out this Morning

If you could please take a minute and vote for me. All you got to do is click on "Vote for Me" at the top of the page, I'd appreciate it very much. Help me bring Newfoundland to the world.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Photography History and Appreciation Workshop

Are you interested in Photography History or perhaps just want to learn more about this wonderful art? If so then you might want to consider the "Photography History and Appreciation Workshop" being held at Memorial Universities Lifelong Learning Division this October in St John’s Newfoundland. This workshop will be facilitated by Edith Cuerrier , MA (Photo Preservation and Collections Management).


The workshop will comprise of 4 classes and take place on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2011. Time is from 7 to 9 p.m.

To register, contact MUN Lifelong Learning Division at 709 864 7979 or email

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chasing Rainbows

Perhaps one of my favorite pleasures of practicing photography is that it helps connect me with my world, it teaches me to appreciate it more. Because of it I’ve learned so much about nature; much more than I would have otherwise. As the eminent physicist Richard Feynman called it the “Inconceivable nature of nature”. It is often inspiring to experience nature’s wonders.

I’ve been going through my old photography magazines from the ’80’s and ’90’s recently. Like so many of us these days my house is becoming more and more cluttered and I have to do something about it and I was wondering if these magazines had any more use, which leads me to this.

My enjoyment of photography and nature is not the only reason I enjoyed the work of the late Galen Rowell, I also appreciated his insights. The April 1991 edition of Outdoor Photographer is one example.

Prophetic Rays

Galen writes about rainbows and points out that rainbows form as “Arcs with a radius of 42 degrees around the anti-solar point appear directly opposite the sun”. I know I read this article back in 1991 but I think this time the point made will stick with me.

So if your out during a light shower or sprinkle of rain on an otherwise sunny day look in the direction opposite the sun and if the conditions are right you’ll be able to enjoy the “Inconceivable nature of nature”.

Thank you for stopping by! :-)