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Wide open prairie. Sunshine. And a little boredom sitting in the car. :)
These photos are from a recent drive up to Winnipeg, Canada for a few days. It’s about a six hour drive. Which might seem long, but if you think about how long it takes you to fly somewhere, between getting to the airport, waiting, flying, then driving to your destination, this was really a piece of cake.
For a photographer who hasn’t been able to photograph much of anything this year because of tendonitis issues, I was using my phone (which just doesn’t float my boat when it comes to photography, but “any port in a storm”, as they say. ;) ) I also like playing with the Slow Shutter app. You can probably tell which photos were taken with a slower shutter speed. (you can read about the app on their website here). KInda fun when you want a little something different for your creativity.
My husband and I visited the Winnipeg Art Museum. The photos of the artwork were just art I thought was interesting. And yes, photography was allowed without a flash. I checked.
One of the coolest things about our trip was stumbling upon a citizenship ceremony. I saw a sign and an arrow, and wondered “hmmm, what’s this?” We were able to stand outside the room, and could see and hear everything because of the glass wall that didn’t go all the way to the ceiling. Very moving! You could almost tangibly feel how much this meant to everyone there. No photos of this. I’m guessing that would have been greatly frowned upon.
We also drove up to Lake Winnipeg. I did bring a film camera, and used it a little bit on the beach. (I was pretty happy to be able to use it for a short time without inflicting a lot of pain. Progress!) You’ll have to wait to see any of those photos. They need to be sent off to the lab. I was experimenting with double exposures. I think “experiment” will be the key word. ;) They might all look like crap, but hopefully I will have learned something from that for future double exposures.