double exposure: photoshop edition

LR Double Exposure-1i’ve been curious for a while what it would be like to start doing manual double exposures, so on a fairly spur of the moment trip to st. john’s this weekend to see my sister i took advantage of the 8 hours travel time both ways and tried my hand at them.

i’ll admit i’m pretty much photoshop illiterate, so i edited both images in lightroom first and them imported them into photoshop, played with opacities, reimported the final images to lightroom and fixed minor details and clarity. thoughts? it still doesn’t touch film (duh, considering film is the best) but i think it might be interesting all the same.

hope everyone had a good weekend!

much love,

candace

diptych

guess who just figured out how to do diptychs with just lightroom? THIS KID. i think it’s cool i’m still figuring out in-and-outs of editing software i’ve had for a while now, it means i’m getting that much more efficient with it. and it also meant i could work on and finish up a set of photos from my trip to st. john’s this summer to see a few of the best friends! goofs, or wha? the one of them falling still kills me.

now, if only that efficiency could be applied to homework! i will finish my projects, i will finish my projects, i will… finish… my projects… i will… finish sons.. of anarchy…¬†what?

much love,

candace

Salmonier Nature Park

So on our way out of St. John’s a few weeks ago, Dru, Megan and I got the chance to check out Salmonier Nature Park on the way home. It’s a government owned park that instead of operating like a zoo and bringing in animals, it works more as a rehab center or a permanent home for animals that won’t necessarily make it in the wild any more and each animal there had been brought in and taken care of for a specific reason. For instance, there was a snowy owl there that was in an open enclosure along the boardwalk that had unfortunately flown into a power line on the way down from Labrador a few years back. So instead of it being put down (or leaving it to survive in the wild and not be able to fly) it gets a new home with plenty of care and attention. Much better!

Here’s a few favorite shots from our tour through the park:

Nature Dru! Someone was puumped to head into the park.

Who knew we had otters in Newfoundland? This little guy had been found in a stream close to a residential area, so he was brought in to mature and be re-released soon.

A tamed crow that was in the restricted “rehab” center of the park so he could get ready to be re-released!

A snap turtle, who apparently he had been kept as a pet until he “grew too large” for his owners who released into a pond until Fisheries and Wildlife discovered him. (Clearly not native to NL).

That beautiful snowy owl!

A Great-Horned Owl! Absolutely beautiful, but this dude was brought into captivity because he had been scalping (yep, you read that right) people in Labrador. So, instead of putting him down or doing anything else harmful to him, he’s in a much safer home for people/his sake!

Two foxes from Labrador that were also in the rehab section of the park, and were also about to be re-released!

And there you have it, so hopefully if your passing through the Avalon area you stop by to check everything out and make a donation. The park has actually suffered a fair bit of damage from the storm Leslie that passed through a few days ago, so hopefully it manages to deal with repairs and fully reopen soon!

That, and say hi to Jeff if you meet him! He was a wicked guide.

Much love,

Candace //

St. Johns

I had SUCH a fast trip out to St. John’s since driving out on Saturday to see my two best friends! Sarah (on my right) happened to come in from Alberta after doing a term in Nova Scotia, so when I heard she was coming I knew it meant a road trip out. Unfortunately it was a solo drive (I’m NOT meant to drive that long in a vehicle by myself, by hour six I was more than slightly fried after my laptop died and Gilmore Girls could no longer play through the stereo) but I’m hoping the drive back tomorrow goes fast like the return trips usually go anyway.

I’ll be missing the friends for sure, but I’m looking forward to going back! I also have to edit up a storm after having done a load of sessions just before I took off, but I’m actually looking forward to that too! My poor computer needs a good emptying.

Much love,

Can //

Second View

This was by far my favourite shot I took in St. John’s on our trip a few weeks ago. I actually don’t know the couple but I just so happened to be walking past when I saw them there taking the picture of the icebergs that floated into Quidi Vidi. I love their steadiness, and call me a sap but I hope I’ll still have someone to run around with me when I’m grey! Of course, I’ll be holding a camera too ; )

Much love,

Can //

Chafe-Ryan Wedding

Another quick preview of the Chafe-Ryan wedding I got the chance to shoot last weekend! It was definitely a cold day for April (that’s snow you can see in the tunnel), but it was worth it and the day went really well! I’m definitely glad this was my first wedding of the summer, and it’ll be perfect to finish off in Jamaica this December. Not that I’m wishing away the summer though!

More posts to come soon! I’ve been in and out of town a lot these past few weeks so I have everything from photos and even a video from my Pop’s 70th birthday, photos from Port Rexton, Ellison, Bonavista, Bonaventure, and St. John’s to go up as well! I actually think I’ve taken more photos in these past few weeks than I have since I’ve gotten my camera. SO nice to be out of school and shoot for fun : )

Much love,

// Can