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Into the Marketplace we go!

I know, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted – I’d like to say I’ve been busy taking pictures, and although I have, it’s just life in general that’s prevented me from posting.

However, today, I have news. This weekend, I will have a table at The Hub Market in Fort St. John, BC on Saturday, Nov 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a selection of prints for sale. Printed on fine art paper (Moab, if anyone is interested) and mounted in mats I got from matshop.ca. I’ve spent the last three weeks sorting and editing my pictures – you know how it goes, you take 10 or so pictures to get “the one” that is perfect. So there was a lot to sort through.

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I took this picture this summer – the number of bees hanging out in my garden was incredible, and they didn’t even care that I was there, in their faces with my macro lens. They just kept on doing their thing. This is one of the prints I will have at The Hub on Saturday.

It’s kind of exciting to be going to a market for the first time. But also a bit scary. What if no-one buys anything? Although, my oldest daughter says she hopes I don’t sell her favourite prints, because apparently she wants to keep them. I could print one up for her, if she’s really that keen. I might even let her have it for free. But only if she makes a new pot of coffee first.

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Canada Day Classic Cruisers

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I’m still playing catch-up with my posts . . . having had two birthdays in the house so far this month has slowed down my posting a bit, although I have managed to get out and take some good photos.

Today I’d like to share some of the ones I took on Canada Day – every year, Fort St. John holds a Canada Day parade, and this year, as in the past several years, this has included a display of classic cars. From a lovingly restored, immaculate Model-T Ford, to a Chevy Bel-Air, a Corvette and even a Delorean, our classic car show had it all. Including gloriously hot, sunny weather to show the vehicles off in.

Ford truck

The Day the Mounties came to Town

RCMP Musical Ride in Fort St. John - July 11th, 2013

RCMP Musical Ride in Fort St. John – July 11th, 2013

Twenty years ago, the RCMP Musical Ride was in Fort St. John, a month after I returned to Canada. Last week, they came back, and I got to share the experience with our children. It was a long wait for the show to start, but they thought it was awesome. And not just because they all like horses. Their favourite manouevers were the Maze, the Wagonwheel and the Charge. Which is funny, because those are my favourites too.

The Charge

The Charge

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Barnacles Below

Barnacles Below

I love this photo of the underside of the dock at Maraetai Beach. It was cool in colour, but transforming it into B&W brought out the textures beautifully, in the dock and the water.

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Fairly Fun

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It’s raining today, what better time to catch up on my blogging? Well, I could be repotting tomatoes in my greenhouse too, but I’ll do this while my fingers are still clean!

This weekend, the WCA fair came to town, and as usual, the children nagged me for days about going. So, on Saturday we went. I thought it would be a great chance to try some street photography, since I knew there would be a lot of people there, doing all kinds of things . . . from the carnies running the rides and games, to the people waiting in line, people on the rides . . . opportunties were sure to be everywhere. Right? Yes, but I was not able to take advantage of it.

Because I’d brought along the 3 photo-op killers.

Don’t get me wrong, I love them dearly, and they had an awesome time, but whenever I saw a great shot, I found myself being dragged away to a ride. Like the 4 guys sitting on the bench eating poutine – it was perfect, but I didn’t even get my lense cap off.  The photos I did manage to take have my kids in them. Like the one above. And why not? I don’t have to ask them for permission to take their picture, or get a model release!

Here’s another shot of the Yoyo, which, by the way, is one of my favourite rides – first time I went on it was at West Edmonton Mall in 1984, back when Fantasyland was new!

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Thanks for reading . . .  I’m going to go re-pot those tomatoes now.

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