Brain Farm Aerial Reel 2012


I will just say this video  allowed me to escape into a bit of a fantasy land for about 3 mins.  Yeah there is a RED BULL helicopter in it but don’t let that take away from this really beautifully done aerial shot.  Make sure you watch in HD…just click the HD button. 

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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm


Had to post these amazing pictures.  Some say photo-shopped, I say beautiful and I don’t care and I can’t tell.  Such an eye for composition, lens choice, lighting..well, overall I think talent. 

These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed.

The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is” Shumilova explained to BoredPanda.

Rural settings, natural phenomena and the changing seasons seem to be the greatest stimuli in her works. “When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image,” the photographer said.

Shumilova told us her passion for photography manifested in early 2012 when she got her first camera. Her most recent equipment includes the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and a 135mm lens. As a mother who doesn’t want to miss out on her growing children, she says she shoots every day and processes the images at night.

We suggest you take a cup of tea, lean back comfortably in your armchair and browse this beautiful collection of Elena Shumilova’s photographs.

See her gallery on: Flickr | 500px

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“Children and animals – it’s my life. I’m a mom with two sons and we spend a lot of time on the farm,” - Shumilova told Bored Panda. Continue reading

Bald Eagle Haven – all pics can be enlarged


The weekend of November 23-24, 2013, Cheryl and I headed out about an hour east of where we live to get away for the weekend and enjoy the Bald Eagle frenzy that happens every year around here.  Thousands of salmon come to the Chehalis Flats where the Fraser and Harrison Rivers meet to spawn.  It’s also this time of year when the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival goes on as well.

Around this time of year into January resident and transient eagles come by for their free buffet of food before their nesting season starts around March.  Most are coming from Alaska after the salmon spawned up there and leave after the big freeze. Tons of food for all species so it is also a special time to see normally non-social raptors gets along with so many young and old.  Continue reading

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013


Who will win?

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall grand-prize winner will be announced in December of 2013. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries so far for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 39 images, with captions written by the individual photographers. [39 photos]

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Fox Glance: During a regular trip through the forest, of which my actual intent was landscapes, I encountered this stunning little Red Fox. The moment came as the light broke through the clouds and trees, he turned with a glance of curiosity and gave me the unusual composition I was after. A scene I’ll never be lucky enough to see again in my life, so was over the moon I’d managed to capture the moment. Location: Thetford Forest, England. (© Sam Morris/National Geographic Photo Contest) Continue reading

If you love Bald Eagles….


You need to watch this if you love Bald Eagles like I do.  The weekend of November 23rd, Cheryl and I will be heading out only about an hour east of where we live to check out the annual eagles feast.  Thousands of eagles all ages arrive to feed on the spawning salmon around Harrison Mills, BC.  I go every year but this year Cheryl is coming with her high-powered new work camera.  We don’t have a lens like Christian used in this video, a local photographer but I am certain we will get some great shots.

Enjoy!  We are truly lucky to live so close to this annual phenomenon. 

Port Hardy, BC / Eagle Nova Films’ “Outdoor Treasures” Series


Christian Sasse is a local photographer near Vancouver who happens to be someone I met while he was filming and taking pictures of Bald Eagles last year.  I love wild life of all sorts but the majestic Bald Eagle, especially this time of year while the salmon spawn are in an abundance.  Christian, also known as just Sasse is a very talented relatively new photographer in this field and the video below is show casing Port Hardy on Vancouver Island’s north.  We both have not been up there yet but will do one day.  Enjoy a slice of heaven and watch the video Continue reading

40 Adorable Photographs Revealing the Forever Friendship of Cats and Dogs


Although we now only have dogs, I am a cat lover too and these pictures just make me smile….

SOURCE:  Stuff That Makes Me Happy

The friendship between dogs and cats is entirely possible and there are many studies that have been done, and even being made, about the affection of these two species.

It is beautiful to see and tell interesting stories of how our pets are easily made friends, play games and are protected from each other. For this friendship lasts forever both should be treated equally, with the same care, the bathroom, game, food etc. This friendship is such that sometimes the dog lets the kitty eat from his plate but sometimes it did not and it’s better for everyone to have their dish for many reasons. I have decided to share adorable photographs revealing the forever friendship of cats and dogs. Checkout!

1. Gingers

2. Wrong way

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Awesome Bald Eagle Photos by Christian Sasse


I met this photographer out where I live last fall.  Christian Sasse is an amazing photographer who just stumbled upon his talent by chance.  Nice guy and LOVE this tribute to his work by his friend Mark.

Magnificent Bald Eagle photos from rising artist (and world-record amateur astronomer) Christian Sasse. This video also features Sasse’s images of snow owls, a blue heron, an osprey and his amazing astronomy pics.

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