Monday, November 15, 2010

Trip to the Rockies!!!

Hello scrappers & photographers,

Wow!!! What a busy but fun weekend!!! Our SGES Home & School helped organized the Craft Fair that took place at the school this past Saturday. It was fabulous!!! We had over 500 people come through the doors. I had fun greeting everyone and took a little time to go shopping as well. I bought a few pieces of jewelry...surprising hein!!! I also discovered a great local jewelry artist. FUN...FUN...FUN Thank you so much to everyone who helped making this event possible!!! It was a great fundraiser for our local Home & School association!!!

Well I am finally showing you my pictures from our wonderful trip to the rockies. We were gone for 10 fun filled days. We started our trip in Jasper. What a beautiful spot in the mountains!!! There was so much to see around Jasper, lots of different lakes, falls, canyons and mountains of course. Here are some of my favorite pictures around Jasper.

We then spent 3 nights in Banff. Unfortunatly, I got some kind of 24 hour flu so I was in bed for Thanksgiving day...all day. Jannatta was also sick in bed, but the men didn't get sick at all. I wonder what we ate????? My poor husband had to go shopping by himself. Let's just say that I caught up quickly on my shopping the next Here are a few of my favorite pictures from Banff and surroundings.

And we then headed to Vancouver for 4 days. We had lots of fun shopping and going whale watching.

Thank you so much Corey & Jannatta for a wonderful trip!!! We had such an amazing time!!!
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Proud Photography!!!!

Hello scrappers,

After almost 2 full year of practice, I finally submitted my final asssignment for my PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE from Proud Photography. Here are the 6 pictures I sent for my last lesson.

Here is the Feedback & Grade I received on my assignment!!!!

Greg Howell
Thursday, 4 November 2010, 09:24 AM

Grade: 10.00 (100.00 %)
Hey Chantal, congrats on finishing up the course! I'm really honored to have been able to work with you through all of these assignments, and I hope that you enjoyed yourself and learned a lot through the process. I've really seen a large amount of improvement, and I'm impressed with your photographic "eye".
First Impressions
The abstract shot of what looks like water and a zooming effect came out really cool. Has that "lightspeed" effect going on, and definitely no real discernible features just shapes and colors. Great work! The action panning shot with the kid running down the road is good here, and I like the fact that you caught him totally off the ground! Also, the lower perspective helped keep the viewer's attention better. The black and white shot of the church was fantastic here, and I like the angle that you were able to achieve, tough more of the steps on the bottom would've helped (believe me I know the limitations of wide-angles in such scenes). It was better not to cut off the steeple, though, as you chose. The night shot of the bridge and the down-town city lights was great, and I like the angle you chose for this based on the reflections, and colors. Excellent timing and setup! The landscape shot of the mountain lake with the cliffs in the background, and trees in the fore was very nicely done. I probably would've warmed up the white balance a bit, since you were in shadow, but it's still a great scene. The last portrait shot of the young girl was excellent, and I like the expression you were able to capture. Good use of the flash too!
Technical Recommendations
From a technical standpoint you really set things up nicely here so that there wasn't much to really recommend. I like to see you applying the various techniques based on the lighting and the particular subject matter, so basically you're where I hoped you'd be by the end of the course! Great work!
Creative Suggestions
The best shot of the series was definitely the night shot. It's composition really makes the whole thing, and choosing to shoot a little after twilight gives the sky that dark bluish glow. Very well done. Top score here!
Excellent job, Chantal. Thanks for letting me guide you through this course, and I hope that you've had fun and learned a lot. Be sure to pass our name on to any friends or family that might be interested in what we offer here, and you're always welcome to come back and review any lessons or topics in the forum boards.
Happy shooting!
~ greg


I am finally setting up my Photo Studio to start taking family pictures of family & friends. I don't know what it is about photography I love, but it really is something I am passionate about!!!

I will be posting a few pictures from our trip in the next few days. Come back and check them out!!!

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello scrappers,

Well time flies when you are having fun!!! I can't believe it's been this long since my last post. It's been really busy here. I had every intention at the start of September to post at least once a week. I guess life it too busy. I will settle for once a month at least and give updates.

I am enjoying being involved with my son's school. This Friday I will start teaching a French class to his Kindergarten class. I hope to initiate them to the French language by singing songs, learning to count, crafts, etc. It should be lots of fun.

Well since school started, we are also going to Taekwondo every Monday evening, Skating Sunday afternoon and swimming starting this week. It sure keeps us busy but he loves it all.

Here is a layout I finished last month and never posted. Hope you enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Check back in a few days for some pics from our trip to the Rockies!!!