Belle River Sunsplash!

Better late than never I always say!  Took these shots back in July when Brian and I made a trip to Windsor/Detroit to get our urbex fix in for the summer.  I think we were both getting a little shaky from the withdrawals but we managed to survive to make it down! 

Belle River Sunsplash 2013

Me being me, always unprepared, decided to leave my nice 70-300 long lens at home because why carry around such a heavy weight item when we are going to be indoors all day and NOT SHOOTING SPORTS!!  Well I guess Murphy got the best of me on this trip because as soon as we arrived, our friend Ted was like "hey want to go shoot some jet ski's tomorrow?"  great...  

Belle River Sunsplash 2013

Lucky for me Ted is the manager of the local Henry's store, so he hooked me up for an afternoon! :)  If I recall correctly, this was the first annual Sunsplash in Belle River, but let me tell you it was a blast!  I didn't know jet ski's could move like this, but I enjoyed every minute of the photography... and getting a little wet. 

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

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!