Tag Archives: snowflake

October 2011 Update

Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by .

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An entrepreneur is always hesitant to complain about being too busy. After all, the alternative can lead to difficulty putting food on the table. That being said, I would have to confess that I’ve found this fall to be a bit busy for my liking. I’ve had workshops of one description or another almost every weekend. Additionally, it seems that this is the time of year many galleries have their calls for submissions due. Add that together with some writing, some home renovations, some new photo contracts and I suddenly find that I’m…

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Front page news

Posted on 12. Jan, 2011 by .

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Wow! I can’t believe it. Me and my snowflakes are featured on the front page of the local Edmonton paper, the Edmonton Journal. Wow! Jamie Hall, the writer for the Journal, did an excellent job at writing the story and creating a compelling story…

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Fresh Snowflake Photography and a Happy New Year!

Posted on 30. Dec, 2010 by .

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There have only been a couple of days this winter when we’ve had the conditions necessary for great snowflake photography. Not only does it need to be snowing, but…

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Happy Holidays 2010

Posted on 21. Dec, 2010 by .

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Happy Holidays!!!…

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An engaging snowflake photography weekend

Posted on 25. Jan, 2010 by .

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Well, I really had myself a tremendous weekend this last weekend that consisted of three spectacular and completely unrelated events…

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2009 – My photo year in review plus a new contest

Posted on 11. Jan, 2010 by .

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I was sitting back the other day contemplating what a great year 2009 had been. 2010 is going to have to be pretty spectacular to upseat it, but I’m optimistic. My year, like my life, largely revolves around photography and I thought it might be useful to run through the time line and hit on a few of the highlights…

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A snowflake time of year

Posted on 30. Dec, 2009 by .

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Instead, I’ve been doing some learning, updating of my web sites, working with a fabulous graphics designer on updating my logos, enjoying Christmas and time with my sweetie KAK, and, with KAK’s assistance I’ve been photographing some of the most spectacular snowflakes…

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-41 (Without the windchill)??? Are you freakin kidding me???

Posted on 10. Mar, 2009 by .

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As I write this, the temperature at the International Airport just outside Edmonton (where I live), is a biting-41 Celsius (-41.8 Farenheit) and with the wind chill, it feels like a cutting -54 Celsius (-65.2 Farenheit). Are you freakin kidding me? It’s ten days away from spring and it’s this cold out? Why in the heck do I live here anyway? Read on to find out…

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More snowflake photography – No two alike?

Posted on 26. Feb, 2009 by .

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More snowflake photography – No two alike? – One of the common bits of knowledge is that there are supposedly no two snowflakes that are alike. And in my relatively limited experience of closely examing these wonderful water vapor crystals, I have yet to find any that are even reasonably close to identical. And, it is unlikely in the extreme, that I’ll ever photograph two identical crystals. Why is this?

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When life gives you snow…

Posted on 24. Feb, 2009 by .

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When life gives you snow – I don’t know about the part of the world that you live in, but here on the frozen prairie of Alberta, it is looking like anything but spring. As I write this, it is snowing quite heavily and the temperature is about – 17 celcius (about 1 degree Farenheit). Sure, it’s been snowier and colder this winter, but I’m on the edge of getting a little antsy for spring.

Now, I could be a good boy and head a bit north of the city to search out some owl activity or head to Elk Island National Park (just about 20 minutes east of Edmonton) to look for some chilly wildlife. Heck, I could even head down to one of the local park’s bird feeders to try photographing the local siskins, chickadees, grosbeaks or redpolls.

But occasionally, the falling snow is just about perfect (about – 8 to -12 Celcius or 17 to 10 degrees Farenheit) and it just begs to be…

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