Just a little photoshop fun in honour of Pride Toronto.
Spotted these tiny colourful birds in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka.
I took a bit of a break from all things online. I haven’t been posted anything on any of my social media platforms since February… but worry not, I am still alive and still getting some shooting in. I’ve been focused on work, travel and fitness. I’ve got a lot of content I should probably share with you. I’ll start with a little project I shot for Woodbine Entertainment Group. It’s a short video I shot to promote the Kentucky Derby Day Party at Woodbine Racetrack. Inspired by those “Tasty” videos that you may have seen on Instagram or Facebook. This dish was created by Michael Mortensen, Executive Chef with Woodbine Entertainment Group. Shot on a Sony FS7 and GoPro Hero5.
Yesterday we were blasted with a ton of snow… like a lot. We crushed the previous record for February 27, which was set in 2013. 12.4 cm was the last record and it was the greatest snowfall on record since 1938! We destroyed that record. There were spots in the city that had up to 20 cm of the white stuff. The extreme weather we are experience more recently is probably super normal and definitely not global warming *hard eye roll*. Yesterday I resisted the urge to stay inside and got out to capture this epic snow event. Here are a couple of the stills I captured.
I survived this snowmageddon and I’m happy to report that it has stopped snowing and is now a sunny and beautiful day.
I have been waiting for some winter weather to hit before I got out to photograph this years Winter Stations at Woodbine Beach. I thought I might have been SOL since just yesterday I was out at the beach for a run and it was mighty sunny, it felt well above 0°C and all the snow was melting. This year I guess I would be taking some spring-themed Winter Station photos, but lo’ and behold! This afternoon the winter weather came in with a vengeance. It was a little chilly at first, but the sun was shining. Within a few minutes of walking around the wind started to pick up and the snow really started to blow. I got my wintery Winter Station images, hooray! These came at a price though. I wasn’t really expecting this weather so I was caught shooting glove-less. Usually not a big deal. However, this time I had the weirdest thing happen to my hands. After I got back in from the cold they swelled up. I’ve been out in the cold shooting with thin gloves or no gloves lots of times before, in far worse weather too, but I have never experienced this phenomenon before. I found it comical how big they got. Luckily once I ran them under some warm water they went back down to their normal size.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy these wintery Winter Station images, I almost lost my hands for these ones!
I’ve spent the past couple days in Winnipeg. I’ve always loved the way this city embraces the winter months. The extreme cold is no reason to be a sad butt who stays inside all of the time. Take a lesson from a Pegger, throw on your warmest wool socks and get out there and have some fun!