Monday, April 27, 2009

Texture!!! There is a wealth of textural drama happening in my own backyard!

Have you ever gotten down low and really observed nature's brilliance up close? There is such an abundance of texture, shapes, creatures, lines, and color that occurs on the smallest of scales.
I implore everyone to take a walk through their favorite hiking trail or path and walk right up close to a tree. Observe the texture of the bark and the beauty of the lines nature creates!
I love texture and am fascinated by its discovery in the most creative places;P
Nature creates these amazing visual abstractions full of texture that is there for us to discover and capture.
Here is an image I captured in my own backyard with a 60mm Macro lens. It's the root of a tree that has become unearthed and exposed to the elements.
I will be teaching a workshop in Kelowna, BC Aug. 7-9th at Opaw on "Abstract Designs in Nature". It's a great weekend retreat for photographers where you'll learn new techniques and nourish your creative senses! For more info please visit the website at

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Update!!! My website can be viewed on CrackBerry's!

I've just recieved word that my website can now be viewed easily using your BlackBerry! Before it was definitely dificult to see all the images and scroll through the pages but they have updated their software and we are now mobile;P This excites me because like so many I'm a CrackBerry fanatic and love the versitility and organization it brings to my life. I just wanted to share this excellent bit of news and encourage everyone to check out SPYD Photography on their CrackBerries;P Happy Viewing!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

One Child's Village Charity Event

Last night I had the privilege to attend a great charity event for One Child's Village Charity. They had a silent auction/dinner with entertainment. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed meeting new people there. I know the founder of the charity, Todd, and donated a photograph to help him raise funds so their school in Africa can eventually obtain electricity. It's something we all take for granted but many people live without. I thought I'd share with you these sentiments of a wonderful evening and if you are ever so inclined to wonder what the charity is all about please click on the title of this blog as it is a link to their website.
This was the photograph I donated. I took it in Egypt last year when we went to Abydos. Enjoy!