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New Year, New Life



We are now well into 2015 and my work continues to keep me busy...I’m actually having trouble keeping up! My energy tends to be somewhat lessened over the winter months and this year has been no exception.

Despite that, I have been able to catch up on my editing and categorizing of last year’s work as well as working on new cards, fine art prints and other projects.

This time of year is especially rewarding as we see, island wide, new life begin to spring up everywhere: spring is just around the corner!

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Musgrave Road Spring Falls

a seriously perfect day for getting out to shoot some local waterfalls: the light was diffused, temperature not to hot or cold and the streams running not too high and not too low. I managed to work my way along Musgrave Road to two sets of falls that occur along the same stream: the first was cluttered with lots of debris from the recent wind storms that we’ve had but there were still many compositions to be found in the smaller pools below the falls, the second set of falls was the opposite with lots of clutter below the falls and the headwaters clean & clear.

Slogging through the streams in gumboots is the only way to get the shots that I’m after: low-angle compositions mid-way into the flowing waters to give the viewer the sense of being in the midst of the rushing water and chaotic sounds that accompany even the smallest set of rapids. There is a feeling of life flowing along the streams, over the stones and through the roots of the trees & ferns along the banks. Spending time around fast flowing water and waterfalls always gives me a bit of an energy boost: I feed off of the same life force that keeps the forests alive.

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new site update

I have finally been able to upload my new website after coping with some FTP issues & then some software issues...the switch from PC to Mac was certainly not a painless one...

the winter months have been productive both in front of the computer as well as through viewfinder of my camera. I’ve finished the initial edits on a few new book projects and am now working on quotes from printers, final specs & final quantities.

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