<><><><><><><><><> Showtime this weekend! <><><><><><><><><>
We’d love to meet you! The Blue Brick will have a booth at ‘Art in the Vineyard’, a free event being held by
Frogpond Farm Organic Winery this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Frogpond Farm is located at 1385 Larkin Rd. L0s 1J0, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the show will be one from 11am to 5pm both days. If you’re free this weekend and you live in Southern Ontario, take a drive out to drink some fabulous wine, enjoy the country
and, of course, see us and a host of other amazing artists.
We’ll have all kinds of goodies, including jewelry, accessories, shawl pins, sterling silver pieces
and printed copies of Resin Jewelry, 2nd Edition for sale!
One of the facets of my day job is photography; I’ve been shooting since I was 8 years old and my dad taught me how to use his Minolta SLR. Photography was my first love.
The most fun I get to have on the job is aerial photography. I love working from rooftops and helicopters, and it’s a good thing because aerial is a fairly specialized skill. You have to be able to shoot from a moving object, often in challenging light conditions–especially if the client wants evening light.
You have to be able to stabilize the camera in strong winds, and constantly adjust your settings for the changes in light that are inherent in a shoot where you are slowly circling your target.
Finally, you have to know that 90% of your shots will be winners, because it’s not cheap to get you up there. I love the challenge, I love the perspective it gives me, and I love these shots!
Because recent events have made me paranoid, and because these shots belong to the client who financed the shoot, please do not use these photos, or ask me if they can be licensed, because in this case I will have to decline. Thank you!
I subscribe to this lady’s blog because she is a knitter but she is also a photographer in Toronto, so I am sending along these aerial shots she took for a client; all of Toronto, from a helicopter. Pretty spectacular!
Sent from my iPad
This is amazing! I woke up this morning and wondered when your show was and what you did during the day for a living. How odd is that!!
You are incredible. I’m totally amazed by your talents. I really have no other words for how I think about your abilities.
You have shown me again a place I loved so much and miss from the bottom of my heart. Southern Ontario is so beautiful and so green. I haven’t been to Toronto in over 10 years and I still recognize so many places even from the air.
You go girl! I’m totally in awe of you. And I wish you a complete sell out this weekend. If I was there I’d be buying so many pieces that I’ve seen pictures of but that aren’t in your store.
Spectacular shots, Shireen! Two thumbs-up!