Sneak Peek – Inspira Photography

Sneak Peek – Inspira Photography

I’m so excited – I’m finally ready to go to print with the final photo selection for my show! Selecting the final images was very tough, there were so many to go through and I’m sure there are some gems who escaped me, but I’ve done my best to narrow it down. Here are a few of my favourites, enjoy!

I am so proud of this photo, I had to crouch in a very uncomfortable position waiting for this beautiful emerald hummingbird to come back to her nest and feed her baby. This photo was taken in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica.

This textural shot was taken at dawn, on a beautiful frosty morning when Lake Ontario had frozen over.

This is a neighbourhood in St. John’s, Newfoundland called ‘the Battery’. It’s a community of solid, salt of the earth folk who’ve built their homes right into the cliff face. More than one window that I peered into had a boulder in the livingroom. No kidding! I felt this neighbourhood really represented the cheerful, obstinate, resourceful spirit of Newfoundland.

More travels from the past year included a trip to Paris in October. The colours of this photo really captured me, it was amazing just to stand there and watch the leaves falling to the ground. This photo was also the focus of a beautiful piece of inspira jewellery.

Around the world again takes us to Hawaii, where Kris and I had the honour of watching lava tumble into the ocean at 4 am. This boat ride was terrifying, 20 foot waves had me hanging on with every spare limb while trying to shoot, AND protect the camera from salt water. What an experience! I cried, I couldn’t help it, I felt so in awe, watching the mechanism by which the earth is made, for anyone going to Hawaii I urge you, yes the beaches are nice, but go and see the volcano!

The beautiful ceiling of the Great Mosque of Córdoba, (or the Mezquita) in Spain was breathtaking, but even more fascinating is the history – it began as a Visigoth Church in 600 AD, was reworked over 2 centuries to become a Mosque beginning in 784 and then in 1236 following yet another ‘change of management’ a Catholic church was plunked down right in the middle of it!

Closer to home – this is the Leslie Street Spit here in Toronto, shot last winter. Ice had coated everything, right down to each tiny branch of this tree. I will be making a piece of jewellery inspired by this piece as well, we froze our butts off but it was such a great find it kept us shooting for hours.

I’m not sure how folks will react to this shot, but it was so beautiful I had to include it. This man was peacefully napping on a couch in the back of the beautiful Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto. The light coming in from the stained glass windows was giving this beautiful, surreal colour to the floor.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into the collection I’m printing for the show =o) Only a few weeks to go, I’m so excited!

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