alainsaffel recent blog posts from alainsaffel.myfotojournal.comen-usSat, 30 Oct 2010 21:11:04 +0000Granville Island wildlife<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="granville-island-bird.jpg" title="granville-island-bird.jpg" /></p> <p>I managed to get a few good photos of this bird at Granville Island in Vancouver, <span class="caps">BC</span>. The birds there are obviously quite used to people and rely on them for scraps of food. I like the colouring of this bird. You can see a bit of the iridescent green and purple in its&nbsp;feathers.</p> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 21:11:04 +0000 eyes<p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="cat-eyes.jpg" title="cat-eyes.jpg" /></p> </p> <p>I think I heard somewhere once that kids and pets are the hardest things to take photos of. In my experience, I&#8217;d have to agree somewhat. I was lucky this time because the cat was posing in his favourite chair. I got some really nice shots of him&nbsp;too.</p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:13:39 +0000 on Saskatchewan<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="saskatchewan-reflection.jpg" title="saskatchewan-reflection.jpg" /></p> <p>I love abandoned buildings and the Canadian prairies are full of them. They&#8217;re great photos subjects and are that much better with windows to reflect a beautiful&nbsp;scene.</p> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:22:00 +0000 Hole Centennial Provincial Park - Edmonton<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="grass.jpg" title="grass.jpg" /></p> <p>I recently discovered one of Edmonton&#8217;s real gems and it is just on the edge of the city. It&#8217;s the <a href="" title="Great opportunity for nature photos in Edmonton">Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park</a>. One day I was having a look at a map of Edmonton and noticed a large body of water in the northwest part of the city, appropriately named Big Lake. Odd, because I had never heard anyone talk about it. So, one day I decided to check it out. I&#8217;ve been there twice now and plan to continue going there. I&#8217;ve only begun to delve into the photo&nbsp;opportunities.</p> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:55:00 +0000 near Caroline Alberta<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="" alt="sunrisecaroline.jpg" title="sunrisecaroline.jpg" /></p> <p>A couple things I hadn&#8217;t anticipated when I moved to Alberta were the amazing sunrises and sunsets. I lived for a short while in Caroline, Alberta and I couldn&#8217;t believe the beautiful sunrises I saw there so often. I miss&nbsp;that.</p> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 21:40:00 +0000