Getting a good photo at night is challenging. Finding the correct exposure takes a while and before you now it the clouds of blown in and your chance at the perfect shot is gone. I’m lucky enough to have a guy who doesn’t mind keeping me company (and juggling the lenses and lens caps and tripod and bags that I’m constantly asking him to hold for me) every time there’s a Super Moon or a really starry sky. I think I take the romance right out of a walk under the stars when I say “shut up for a second and don’t move,” so that nothing shakes during a 30 second exposure, haha!
So, this one is dedicated to my partner in crime. Thanks for putting up with me!
Today’s post is a bit of a mish-mash of images. I had a look through some photos I took the day of the 2013 ice storm and found some that I liked but never shared, so I’ve included them today (the Foreboding Road and Kelso Conservation Area)! There’s also a shot of the Burlington beach following the snow storm we had on the weekend. The ice shelf doubled in size over night and if you live in Burlington it’s a sight to see! I’ve spoken to some people who have no idea that the ice shelf forms every winter (provided we have a few good storms with an east wind)! That’s all very cold and icy, but I also had some pink tulips and thought I’d include a hazy, soft photo of them as well; A little hint of spring because right about now I’m sure a lot of you are sick of snow and ice. Happy Friday, everyone! Stay warm!
When I started SunsetWindsPhotography I wanted to use the space to share my love of nature and photography. I wanted to inspire people to get outdoors and see for themselves what I captured in pictures.
Unfortunately I often got sidetracked and failed miserably to share the pictures I took, and when I did share it often turned into a bit of a “photo dump,” making it difficult for readers to differentiate between photos.
I want 2015 to be different. I want to share moments, not just unload 30 pictures on you at once. For this reason I’ve decided that I will be posting twice a month and sharing with you only those photos that I myself am so in love with that I feel a disconnect with them (when you don’t see the picture as one you took, but can appreciate the scene within the picture as something that has a life of it’s own).
I have done a little redesign of the site making it a little bit more minimalist which should help to make the photographs the stars of the show. I have also added a “galleries” page which you can see in the top menu, which contains a quick and easy link to every photo gallery on sunsetwindsphotography.com so you can more easily browse photos!
So, when should you expect new photos? I’ll be posting on the 6th and 20th of each month from now until December of 2015 as an experiment in achieving goals and remembering again why I love photography. There may be a few special occasions in between where I’ll make a surprise post as well.
If you want to make sure you don’t miss a thing you can follow me on bloglovin if you use it, on Twitter where I’ll post a link to all new posts (warning, this is my personal twitter so if you choose to follow me you will also see all of my personal tweets), or on my Facebook Page where I also post the images I share on sunsetwindsphotography.com. I also post to flickr, pinterest and instagram if you’d like to follow me on other social media networks!
So, without further adieu, here is the first installment of the 2015 gallery!