New into Old

                        CPR Ferry Terminal, Nanaimo © Patricia Haugen

Just having some fun with the software I have exploring some new ideas and effects. When I took these photos in August I had the idea of trying to turn them into old postcards from around the 1900’s. In the end I have learned it is possible to fool your eye or brain or both.

                                  Tracks, Nanaimo © Patricia Haugen

                                 Rail Yard, Nanaimo © Patricia Haugen

Festive Lights 2017

Inner Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia © Pat Haugen

Parliament Buildings Fountain © Pat Haugen

Decked Out © Pat Haugen

On a cold but sunny day in December I and a good photography friend went to spend the whole day in Victoria, doing a bit of street photography as well as waiting for dark. The real objective was to practice night photography in the inner harbour where we knew the lights would be fantastic. We were not disappointed. I have also included a modified Canada 150 Celebration image which I thought appropriate to close the year with. 

Proud to Celebrate © Pat Haugen

 

Getting Ready to Fly

December 8, 2016 ~ It is bitterly cold here on the West Coast of Canada (Vancouver Island) right now we have lost our deluge of rain and have a dusting of snow. These small Anna’s Hummingbirds are amazing how they have adapted to this cold weather. One thing that is an advantage for me is they are perching more in the sun any chance they get. Today I managed to capture what I consider my best ever humming bird photograph. Enjoy.

The King

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The above image of “The King” was taken at the Calgary Zoo. You do not have to go on a safari to get a great image of Africa’s iconic animals. Sometime a Safari may be possible for me but I am very happy practicing in a Zoo. I may add this image is as caught, no cropping.  The light and pose were perfect for a few seconds.

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Eye on You © Pat Haugen

It was also great to capture a close up of this hippopotamus with a watchful eye.