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Destiny

You’ve done all the right things. Practiced practiced and more practice. The day of the competition arrives and the Universe is not working on your side. Disheartening yes but remember you’ve done your best. There will another day and all will be right with the Universe. Other days, other races and other winning runs.


Crocuses 2022

For 20+ years I’ve hunted crocuses just south of where I live. Thru the years I’ve had different 4 legged companions. This year I had a new companion. Chase accompanied me on my journery. My heart ached for the ones that were there but only in memory. Life goes on. Another change is I decided to take artistic shots. I carried my lensbaby lens with various optics. I hope you enjoy the images I was able to create. Click on the image and it will enlarge, then arrow thru the gallerymusing on the arrows on either side.


Easter

As Easter is time to be thankful and rejoice. I am thankful for the dogs that shared their lives with me. Thankful for the willing models they were for this photographer. Some were just naturals and the others learned how to behave when the camera travelled with us and that was most of the time on our walks. Now I have two new ones (15 months old) and they are coming along nicely. The handsome fellow posing for the Easter card is Tux. He came to us as a 3 or 4 year old rescue. He fit into life with the photographer as if he’d been special requested. As with ALL my models and friends, he is truly missed.


Mother said

Always remember

There is light at the end of the tunnel! Travelling thru one of the many tunnels in the Canadian Rockies. Four girls on an adventure. Was fantastic.


Fun with friends

I was looking for an image, from among many and I found a folder names Play 2014. Of course I had to see what gems it held. And I wasn’t disappointed. I don’t know when or why my creativity or ability to take fun shots ended but I haven’t created anything like this for a long time. I hope they bring a smile to your face. I know they did mine. Enjoy!


New Western Images

Western Images pages has had new content added. Check it out to view some rodeo action. Here are a few as teasers. Enjoy


Chase – Natural light

I took an online photography class on pet photography using natural light. My model for this class was Chase, a 13 month old Belgian Malinois. He was a very willing model. Here are the photos I submitted for the final project. Josie, Chases sister crashed the photo session and is in one of the shots.


Team Roping website

I created a new website for the Saskatchewan Team Roping Association. The website is call Team Roping Saskatchewan. This is the URL https://teamropingsaskatchewan.ca/ If you do a search for Team Roping Saskatchewan, Google can’t find it. Hopefully the problem with be resovled soon.

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Brand new

Where I live, Saskatchewan, we have been having wonderful mild weather. For this time of year. Last week we had a good old fashion storm. Haven’t seen one like this for a long time. High winds, blowing snow, power outages. When morning came it was a brand new world, covered in snow, creating a winter wonderland. Mild tempetures still holding enabling The Boy and I to get out and explore. Here is some of what we saw.


Winter Painter

In winter in my area, you never know what awaits you when you awake. Sky could be blue weather and cold. Visibility could be zero due to blowing snow when you look out. One morning, was clear and when I looked at the vehicles, I saw to my delight that Jack Frost the painter had visited. Each window had different etchings. Some reminded my of fine crystal. I’m sharing a few of the designs that I was able to photograph. Enjoy.


New Instagram account

I’ve started a new Instagram account. The user name is ThruWilmsLens. It will be a variety of shots taken whenever. I hope you follow and like what I post. It’s going to be fun. You can also find it by typing in my name — Wilma Olmsted.

Here are two shots I’ve started the account off with.

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September Road Trip

On the way to the destination, we stopped at a small town. On the main road into the town, they had wonderful decorated cutouts mounted on the trees. It was a very happy welcoming. A lot of old rural towns have rusted vehicles parked in abandoned lots. This town was no exception. The only wildlife- life at, that we saw were the butterfly and the ducks. Come with me as we travel down the main street. The shot of the trees is intentionally blurred. It’s called DCM -Deliberate Camera Movement. I love it and it takes a bit of practice. You will be seeing more of it in my posts.


Hidden Gem

I went on a road trip with a fellow photographer. We were driving along a well traveled secondary road and she said there is a little church just ahead. When I looked all I could see was trees and then I saw a gate and a church behind it. I wonder how many people drive by and don’t even realize there is a church there. Here is Holy Trinity Anglican Church.


PWP Week of August 30 2020

For the last week of August, I have a variety of shots to share.  Rodeo, the Eiffel tower, (no we didn’t go to France), creativity and a beautiful cross.  Some of the shots were taken with my fish-eye lens. I will be posting more of the rodeo shots to the Western Images page. The Assistant the trial camera caught some good shots of our wildlife.  And there is a bit of creativity.  This post will be the last of the PWP Weekly posts.  If I come across something of photo worthy I will share. Thank you for visiting each week and for your comments.  Check back often as there will be new images added to the pages in the Gallery.  The Boy and I have truly enjoyed sharing our world with you.

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Backgrounds

I’ve been asked for examples of working a  background.  Here is a shot I took and cleaned up for a young steer rider.  He won with this ride and wanted a memory of the ride.

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I do custom work.  If you having a photo you wish to have cleaned up, contact me at

Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com

 

 


PWP Week of August 23 2020

We’ve just had the last week of August and some mornings are giving us as taste of what is to come.  Something different this week.  I was to the city and stopped by a school playground.  It was nice to see the yellow tape removed from the play structures and children playing and having fun.  Soon they will be back in school.  As I was leaving the city I saw a building will a beautiful mural painted on all sides.  As I was stopped at a red light, I was only able to get one side.  Will try for the other sides another trip.  The Boy and I go on walking tours in a local cemetery to see who has moved in.  In the tree are these wonderful birdhouses.  I don’t know who built them, however the paint jobs are very creative.  While wondering we came upon this huge knife.  Not sure how or why! And didn`t touch it.  I a bit further over as a dead crow.  If I were a writer oh what a story I could write.  This week I watched a number of photography web courses, I did a bit of practicing and have posted my work.

Til next week

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Steer Riding

Rodeos have been happening now.  It’s been a long dry spell. I’ve attending some and plan on taking more in. High school rodeos are on the calendar also.  Interest has been shown in the photos I take at these events so I am going to break my collection down by event and post here.  They are also posted on the Western Images page.  Print or file copies of any of these images are available.  At times background is beyond my control.  If you are interest in a images that is cluttered, I will do my best to clean it up.  Contact me at

Mailto:prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com

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PWP Week of August 16 2020

We find ourselves only at the midpoint of August and already there are signs of fall.  The golden rod has been blossoming for a few weeks.  Rose hips are forming on the bushes. And the crops are ripening more each day.  I like fall but not so much what follows.  I went to a town close to where I live and found large statues carved from wood.  I think if I remember correctly they were made using a chain saw.  On the same trip I found two more plush animals to add to my collection.  One of these days I will have to make a page for all in my collection.  I found a wonderful stone church.  All the work to place each stone.   Have you ever found images blended in with the stones?  If you look careful you can see the image of an old style ladies shoe. I’ve included a few more rodeo shots just to round this week’s contribution out.  Hope you enjoy contribution. Follow me Instagram account – Wilma Olmsted for more Western Images.     Til next week.

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PWP Week of August 9 2020

This week was a quite one.  Didn’t venture far from home until Saturday. My assistant the trail camera did an awesome job capturing deer and a fox.  On Saturday I went to the Kahkewistahaw Open rodeo.  Spent a wonderful afternoon.  I’ve posted some of the action here.  More will be posted on the Western Images page.  Check there for a complete collection.  Coming home I was fortune enough to come upon a two families of mule deer.  A buck was travelling with the one group.  Then a bit further up I came across a mother raccoon and a young one.  The young one disappeared into the crop fast but Mom was curious.  I hope you enjoy this week’s collection.  No flowers or pets!!  Till next week.

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PWP Week of August 2, 2020

First week of August was a good week.  Our dahlias are blooming nicely.  They are such a wonderful flower to photograph.  I planted some mixed flower seeds and they are coming nicely also.  Anything is game around my house.  We have a raccoon with no tail (has been named Stubby) visiting the paddock across the road where Tansy lives during the day. He discovered the tub where her water is.  Sometimes there is water left in.  I’m not sure if the fox approves or not. We saw the doe and her fawn, which is really growing, one morning.  A new saddle was tried out on Jazz.  We both decided it looked good on her.  If you have read C.S.Lewis books you will recognize Aslan.  He was built in memory of a brave little boy that passed away.   I found some creative art work on a wall in a small town.  Sometimes the small towns have some very creative art work.  Yesterday I went to a rodeo.  Had a wonderful day.  Visited with friends.  Shot some great photos. The Western Images page will have new content and I have lots to do.  Hope you enjoy this week’s contribution.  The Flowers page had some new additions.

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Western Images Page

It’s done.  I created a Western Images page.  To this page I will add photos from rodeos, barrel racing and other photos that reflect the name of the page.  When photos are added I will post here and say what event they were taken at.  The photos just added were taken at the Top Line Rodeo, held July 18 & 19 2020 at Clearview Arena.  This was the first rodeo in the Qu’Appelle Valley Open Rodeo Series 2020.  I hope you enjoy this new page. You can find it listed under Gallery.  Comment s are welcome.

 

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PWP Week of July 26 2020

Happy August 1.  Happy long weekend to my Canadian friends.  And a good friend is celebrating a birthday.  Birthday wishes coming your way.

This week’s collection is mixture of images.  There was no travelling, spent some time in Studio 13.  Practicing with my Lensbaby Composer.  Our flowers are starting to bloom so I have lots to practice on.   I’ve included a few barrel racing and rodeo ones taken the weekend of July 18.  The one of the steer wrestle did quite well on Instagram. My assistant the Trail Camera caught an encounter between the resident fox and our visiting raccoon.

I’m thinking of creating a “Western Images” page of rodeo, barrel racing, western accessories and horses.  And a “Treasures and Keepsake” page.  I’ve included a few of these shots in this week’s collection.

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PWP Week of July 19 2020

Another week in the book.  It was a hot humid one here.  The Boy and I spent a lot of time in the house.  Sunday wasn’t too bad, which was a good thing as I spent a few more hours photographing the rodeo slack.  Lots of pictures of cowgirls and cowboys riding gorgeous horses.  The trail camera did an awesome job of capturing our deer and the foxes that share space with us.  I did manage to get pictures myself of a doe and later two fawns.  Due to the high temperatures we spent some time creating in Studio 13.  I hope you enjoy this week’s photos.  We had fun taking them and editing them.  Till next week!

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PWP Week of July 12 2020

This week marks the half way point of July.  Summer is going by really fast.  Most days the weather doesn’t realize it’s summer.  Nights and mornings are pretty cool.  The Boy and I went on a rode trip and broadened our horizons and add new content. Found some more wall murals in a small town.  These are pretty old but I think they are still wonderful. My assistant the trail camera took some wonderful shots of three whitetail does.  I’ve included quite a few of them as there are so beautiful.  Such big eyes. The first rodeo since Convid9 appeared happened this weekend.  I went and photographed some of the slack Saturday AM.  It was a night rodeo so that makes it a no go for me. I’ve included a few from the day.  Nice horses.  Good riders.   Hope you enjoy this weeks collection.

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