victoria butterfly gardens

it was a cold, rainy day so we thought we’d go to the victoria butterfly gardens to enjoy the butterflies.  the air was warm and humid and smelled just like a tropical rainforest!BUTTERFLIES 2016-5485

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beach musings

we thought we would enjoy watching the lunar eclipse and blood moon while enjoying a warm fire on the Island View beach with friends (we had a weenie roast!).  although we couldn’t see the moon until it was quite high in the sky, we enjoyed listening to the oyster catchers calling along the beach and the nightly calls of the Canada geese as they flew toward their evening nesting site in a nearby marsh.

as it became darker, we could see local water craft dock at their homes along the shores of the neighbouring islands.  the lights along distant shorelines resembled a sparkly necklace that curved around the head of the peninsula. a passing cruiseship slowly made its way past the islands, it’s portholes all lit up and inviting.  we stargazed and could see the outline of the milky way, which was very exciting for me as it is impossible to see more than a few stars when you live in the city.

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portrait session

when we think of marilyn monroe, what comes first to mind are images of a glamourous bombshell.  however, she was more than that.  she was an avid reader, book collector and art lover.

with this in mind, i was asked to recreate images that portrayed marilyn in a more relaxed setting.  here are a few examples i was given:

working with low lighting and unusual angles was a challenge but i am pleased with the results.

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