No, this is not going to be a self-congratulatory post about how a photo of mine got selected to be included in a book by an awesome group of photographers and writers called Utata that I’ve been a member of for years, nor is this about how somehow it ended up being on the cover of the book. No. This is going to be a post about how the photo came to be. This photo:
I’m currently obsessed with replicating the look of film photography on digital shots. I did a study of my breakfast this morning with that particular post-processing idea in mind. I think it looks pretty good, if I say so myself. This shall be an ongoing project, i.e., shooting my breakfast. If I were a breakfast person, I’d probably do this photo shoot daily. Since I’m not, I guess I’ll add more pictures to the project whenever. A few more shots from the project are behind the cut if you’re interested.
We went to Winnipeg, Manitoba in February. People we know couldn’t understand why I’d want to go to Winterpeg — as they like to call it here — in the middle of winter. My one and only reason was, I’d never been there. I always think it’s a good enough reason to visit a place.
As we were walking around the city, I kept getting ice build-up on my glasses. The condensation on the lenses got frozen on the spot in merely seconds. It was that cold. I didn’t take too many pictures because I was too busy keeping myself warm, but the only pictures I like from the trip are of old buildings.
The pictures above were taken inside the Manitoba Legislative Building. It has beautiful architecture and interior. It seems to be a popular spot for wedding photography because of the grand interior. If you ever get yourself to Winnipeg and only have time to visit one attraction, make it this one. You won’t regret it.
Dome and Light was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by Firda Beka
We’ve been going to this spot every year in March since 2005 and every time I was drawn to shoot the exact same spots I did the previous year. I really should make an attempt to see this place in a different way the next time we go there, which probably won’t happen until March next year. Also, I’m hoping I’ll have a bigger zoom lens next year so I could shoot all those migrating tundra swans!
Frozen Cove was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by Firda Beka
I’m no Lucky Luke. I don’t shoot faster than my own shadow. But I kind of like how this picture turns up. We were watching some seagulls being goofy (or dumb, depending on how you look at it) as we were enjoying our ice cream in Port Dover. Would’ve been able to take some more interesting shots of the birds if I could put down my ice cream but it was so good I just couldn’t, even if I wanted to. Proof that I still love ice cream more than I do photography.
Missed Opportunity was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by Firda Beka