My First Contest!

In appreciation to all you great fans out there, I am running my first contest!  Right now I am at 97 fans on my Facebook page, and I thought what a better way to celebrate the 100th fan than giving away a free print!  The lucky 100th person to “like” my fan page will receive the image below.  I will print it in 11×14 and then mat and sign it so that it will fit a 16×20 frame.  Only catch is that you have to have a Canadian address.  

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Patricia Legge, the lucky winner and proud new owner of the Windsor Sunset print below!

Ambassador Bridge Sunset

The 15th Picture

Michigan central station exit

After the Detroit trip wrapped up, my buddy Brian decided he wanted to put a book together with 15 images from each photographer. I thought this was a great idea, until I sat down and started to review which pictures I was going to include. I was able to get to 13 pretty easily, but I wanted to make sure I got an even amount of images from all the locations we visited that day, and there was one location I completely did not even edit! I wrote a post a few days back about being sick the morning of the trip, well that first location we were at was Michigan Central Station. We had to take pictures around the outside of the building as its protected by the Department of Homeland Security and I didn’t want to risk being labelled as a terrorist by entering the place.  Needless to say, I felt terrible, the weather was damp and cold causing my lens to fog up about as fast as I could wipe it off. As I was looking back through the images this was the only one that turned out somewhat sharp and not all hazy from the fog, so I decided what the hey I will edit it. It turns out that it’s probably one of my favourite images from the whole trip! If Brian had only asked for 10, this picture would have never existed, so now I’m happy he asked for 15!

Windsor Sunset

Ambassador Bridge at sunset

I was having the conversation with my wife and mother-in-law the other day about art. Art seems to be one of those things where there is no right or wrong, some people may like it, some may not. To me that is what makes art so great! There are an infinite amount of possibilities out there to please people, but it is up to the viewer to decide if they like it or not. This picture of the Ambassador Bridge was taken a while back on our trip to Detroit. Honestly for me, I don’t like much of the work I have created, but in a way I think I’m just extremely hard on myself forcing me to continuously improve to something I can live with. This picture isn’t one of my favorites, but it really spoke to me, there was something about the colors in the sky that night. I think another reason I really like this image was it represented some new beginnings, new adventures and new friends. The Detroit trip was an event of a life time and this picture to me just summed up the whole weekend.  I have a very hard time deciding which of my pictures I am going to show the public so I really rely on my wife’s input and this is one of her favorites from that weekend.  I’m glad she liked it, so that I could share it with all of you!