Sunday, May 19, 2019

Pelican Lake in Springtime

A while back my sister and I took a drive to Pelican Lake, which is about an hour and a half drive west of Morden. Since it was still early spring the colors are fairly  muted, except for the blue of the sky.

This is a little bridge going nowhere, at least that's what it looks like to me, but it makes for good pictures.

I took this photo because of the reflections. When there is not much else to see, you look for every opportunity to get a picture.

Here is the same bridge as the first one, but from the other side. It must have been a railroad trestle at one time, but there are no tracks left by now.

The blue of the sky and some fluffy clouds caught my attention.
A short time later, something else caught my attention. Something that seems very out of place for southern Manitoba. See next picture.

Seeing a lone Elk in Manitoba is rare, but to see this herd was quite unusual. I'm still wondering if someone nearby raises these animals and they got out of there enclosure. Whatever the case may be, it was a surprise and a treat to see these. Notice that there are even some antlers in the herd.

Something To Think About:
It doesn’t have to be perfect to be good.
Melissa Brady

Monday, May 13, 2019

Looking Up and Looking Down

When heading out with one purpose in mind, you have to be open minded, because something else may make itself available.
Steve, Kai and I went out to capture Crocus pictures, as you saw in the previous post, but it pays to look up once in a while.

These Swans came over and were beautiful against that sky.

I quickly snapped a couple of shots and then it was back to the Crocuses.

By now these flowers are all gone, but I am thankful I have pictures to enjoy their beauty year round.

I have said it before, that I take pictures because I enjoy doing so and I have some satisfaction in seeing a picture turn out right.
My son Steve gets far more serious about it and of course the results are beyond anything I can do.

 When out in the field, you have to improvise. This is where Kai comes in. She can hold that soft light at just the right angle so that the picture is perfect.
I enjoy being out with them and watching and capturing the action from my viewpoint.

Here are two shots taken by Steve, during the above shoot.

Something To Think About:
Flowers are heaven’s masterpiece.