Hello June, and your sweet songs of summer. I’m very glad to see you again. I’m looking forward to many outdoor dinners with friends, meeting artists and art lovers at the Visual Fringe Festival on opening night on the 7th, bicycle rides, and warm evenings on the beach.
And now, let me present to you our June 2012 desktop calendar, featuring one of my newest fine art landscape photographs Mystic Port.
What are your plans for June? Are you attending Photostock? Taking in a play at the Stratford Festival which officially opened this week? Diving knee deep into your vegetable garden? Or wiling away your Sundays picnic-ing?
After whiling away the day at the Royal Botanical Gardens we spent the peaceful sunset on the beach near Fifty Point Conservation area just outside Grimsby.
This is an area I know lots of photographers flock to. In fact we were supposed to be part of a photo group that was going to the beach that very morning. At the last minute we opted out for two reasons:
The forecast for the morning wasn’t ideal.
But more importantly, after further research I discovered that the angle of light would make for a much better evening photograph.
So here’s how our day ended up going:
10:45 am – pack gear and car
11:30 am – early lunch
Noon – leave home
1:45 pm – explore Royal Botanical Gardens
5:00 pm – dinner
6:15 pm – leave for Fifty Point Conservation Area
7:15 pm – arrive at location, set up and begin photographing
8:00 pm – sunset
8:30 pm – wrap up shooting and head home
10:30 pm – arrive home and unpack the car
10:45 pm – download memory cards and backup files
Raw camera files were processed and retouched for dust the following day.
I left myself a bit of extra time since I’d never been to this location before and I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect.
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How do you make time for peace and quiet? Do you schedule specific time for yourself? What do you do when you’re looking to relax and meditate? Do you go for a drive? Head to a favourite spot? Or just close the door to the world for a few minutes?