It’s Raining, it’s pouring…Photo shoot

We live 5,000 kilometers from our nearest relative, and it has benefits and draw backs. There is no chance of a drop by where I am caught in my jammies past noon, but there is also no chance that my kids can have an impromptu play-date with their cousins. The holidays are a time when I wished that we lived closer to family, so when my friend Jen asked if I would like to do a photo-shoot with her family that was visiting from out of town I jumped at the chance. I appreciate that her family has never been in Victoria together before, and some photos to capture the reunion were called for.

We met at Saxe Point park which is a great spot for a photo-shoot because it is right on the ocean. Unfortunately, it had been raining on and off for days so the ground was a little soggy. The sun was out for a few minutes and I was able to capture the family together but then the sky opened and tried to drown us. We cowered in the bushes and finished the photos under cover of trees. Everyone was a good sport about the weather because it was December in Victoria, and rain is inevitable. Remarkably you can’t even tell from the photos that we were in the middle of a down pour!

 

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Florida

I have been thinking a lot about Florida lately as Hurricane Matthew was in the news. We spent some time in Florida earlier this year visiting family. While we were there aside from the theme parks and other tourist attractions my husband and I took a quick trip to the Keys and Miami.

I mentioned before that I don’t have a focus or a style because I don’t want to limit myself, so in this grouping there are pictures of birds, graffiti, night shots, and reflections. I don’t see any reason to limit my focus (pun intended) so I shoot what I see as I see it. These are my favourite shots from our mini vacation.

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Victoria Fly By

I had the opportunity recently to do a fly by over Victoria, BC. It was a beautiful day even with the wind. I literally bounced around in my seat and more than once collided with the window while snapping at the landscape below. Even with the turbulence I managed to capture a few shots which I am pretty proud of. Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

 

 

Living in the Age of Airplanes

 

 

Making A Life

Making A Life Aerial 7

Yesterday, I took my kids to see “Living in the Age of Airplanes” at the IMAX theater. The movie provided a history of travel and got me excited to see more of the world. I take airplane travel for granted as I have been flying my whole life.

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