The old adage “Better late than never” does not always ring true. While showing up for an appointment a few minutes late is not going to be catastrophic, there are cases when late just doesn’t cut it. There are numerous canola fields northeast of Grande Prairie blooming— the last few days of September. Those plants, whether blooming as a volunteer crop, late or a second bloom in fields that have yet to be harvested, are too late to be of any use to farmers as a cash crop — no matter how optimistic the farmer is. They are just not going to have any value. Even aesthetically, they don’t have the appeal they do in the early summer when the bright yellow flowers capture the attention of passers-by. Now the blooms are lost among the coloured leaves of autumn. Fall is here, and winter is not far behind. So now is the time to complete those jobs you have been putting off, whether cleaning up the yard, winterizing the RV or booking photos for your family portrait or business.
Whether it is in life, business or even driving sometimes it is what is behind you that can provide some inspiration.
Last week while driving to Langley, B.C. I happened to glimpse a rainbow in the rear view mirror of my car, pulled over where it was safe and grabbed a few photos.
Ahead of me the lighting was relatively boring and certainly not as eye-catching as this scene. While it doesn’t pay to live in the past, it is a good idea once in a while to review what you have gone through.
Sports photography comes to the forefront when the Olympics are on. Still photos in newspapers and magazines, websites and Instagram provide a unique look to sports capturing a split second of an athletes routine or competition.
The best photographers strive to provide a completely different look by stopping the action, shooting reaction, dragging the shutter or providing a totally different viewpoint than the spectators would see.
This year it is even more critical as the stands, rather than being filled with patriotic and supportive fans, are empty, meaning the only Olympics being viewed by people around the world are either being broadcast by video or the eye-catching frames by those photographers in attendance.
Just like the athletes competing who are among the best in the world, the photographers capturing the slices of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are also among the best.
Here are a few to watch out for as you surf the internet: Bert Hanashiro, Donald Miralle, Al Bello, Wally Skallij, Nick Didlick, and Leah Hennel.