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OOPS and Double OOPS © Pat Haugen


Flipping Fish © Pat Haugen

November 9, 2016 ~ Visited a favourite haunt with a photographer friend to check for the return of wintering Trumpeter Swans. No swans but a multitude of California Sea Lions feeding on the returning Chum Salmon. It was a stellar day watching and photographing the sea lions feeding with the seagulls swooping in to clean up the scraps. The sea lions have very messy table manners. The seine fishing fleet was also out in full force. The preservation behaviour of the salmon was fascinating…they hovered as close to the shore as possible out of reach of the sea lions. Dorsal fins and the upper tail fins were sticking above the surface. The trees surrounding the beach were full of eagles waiting for low tide to feast on the expired salmon left on shore. It was a day not to be missed.


Suspended Globes © Pat Haugen

October 9, 2016 ~ After attending an inspiring workshop yesterday given by Marc Koegel, I acquired many ideas for a new approach to my images. The weather outside was horrendous on the early morning drive to Nanaimo so it was a double plus to be in a seminar and inside where I looked for images for day 282 of my project for 2016, “AYear of Days” posted under Image Portfolios. Marc did emphasize a minimalist approach which I have tried to create above with these three images of lights in the Nanaimo Conference Centre.

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Look Out! © Pat Haugen

July 14 2016 ~ Today was what I would call a Gold Star Day. Early this morning, I and my husband received an invitation to watch the last flight day and water drop of the Coulson Flying Tanker – The Hawaii Mars.  The light was a little difficult but the sun caught the tanker at just the right time. Oh Yes, if you are wondering, we did get caught in the spray. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I need to add, for this occasion to capture the images I wanted, I used my Nikon 800 with a full frame zoom lens.

June 2016 ~ Just back from a road trip to the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Alberta plus southwestern Alberta I am trying to catch up with posting the under the “A Year of Days” project (Image Portfolios) I have undertaken. This trip had variable weather from heat waves to blizzards which was great to force me into capturing different images which I hope you will like the sample posted as well under Travelogues.

I have now resorted to my travel camera for the photos for the 365 Day Project. I am using a Panasonic DMC – FZ 200. It is a remarkable camera which made its debut the summer of 2012 and is still holding its own in the reviews.

May 2016 ~ I like many photographers am attempting what is known as a 365 Project or taking a minimum of a photograph each day. I have put a bit of a twist on it in that I am using a very small point and shoot Casio – Exilm rather than one of my other cameras just to prove it can be done.  Also I am using software to modify each photo artistically which will force me to work with all the imaging software I now have. These daily images are posted under “Image Portfolios” and “A Year of Days”. 

Lately I have have been using my Panasonic FZ200 to record these daily photos. Now that the images are outside in better weather I definitely need a view finder to have any idea what is being transferred to the SD card. Some of the photos of the flowers which have a dreamy quality I have used the Nikon 800 with a macro lens to have a precise point of focus.

16 September 2015 – New images have been posted in Image Galleries for Motorcycles and also Cars and Machinery from a weekend Autumn Tour I took part in.

September 2015 – There are new images posted under Travelogues for a day I spent in Barkerville on the May Long Weekend this year, I hope you will enjoy them.

Note:    Both Image Galleries and Travelogues now have drop down menus which allow selection of a gallery of interest directly with a left click.  Then left click on the first image to view a slide show.

August 2014. I have now started to post more images under the Travelogue section with a new listing for Newfoundland. Ultimately, the images will cover the 5,000 Km we travelled in Newfoundland and Labrador.  We covered a very large area with a diverse topography plus this year there was a bumper crop of icebergs which I may have also seen in Greenland in 2011.

December 2013.  I am revisiting some of my 2010 images from three trips to Sweden (winter, spring and summer) and summer in Norway.  These images which I am now posting are to be taken as a Travelogue where I am hoping to give you a sense of place.  Please enjoy them for what they are…Travel Images.

November 2013 brought a welcome escape from our grey dull west coast weather with a jaunt to Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island is fascinating for its various climatic zones and vegetation which I understand to be around thirteen.  A number of these zones can be travelled through in a couple of hours. September 2013 – I am off to Utah with another photography friend for 3 intense weeks of photography.  I am hoping to return with some interesting images of the canyons in various lighting conditions.

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