Exploring the World – One Image at a Time

Uncategorized

PWP week of Jan 15 – 21 23

Mother Nature provided another week of beautiful frost. I wasn’t going to take more photos but …. like crocuses you can never has too many. I had a model for a few of the shots. She loves the winter weather. I also caught a furry white rabbit that had escaped from the toy box. She and I had fun and the pups joined in for awhile. Speaking of pups, there is a new pup in the kennel. Meet Pips. I’m sure you will be seeing more of her. One morning the the sun rise was spectacular and I had my camera handy. It was posted on my Facebook page and received many likes. There are other images that I capture during the week. All without leaving the farm. Hope you enjoy all. Click on the image and then right click to move thru the gallery. Comments are always welcome.


PWP week of Jan 8 – Jan 15 23

Off to a good start. Weather here for January has been exceptional. Above normal temperature and little snow. It was another week of foggy which equals beautiful hoar frost. This week we have a variety of shots. A bit of frost. Some of Saskatchewan’t beautiful skies. We did a bit of clean up burning so I was able to get some shots of the fire. A few shots from a trip to the city. Not sure what the men were creating in the park but there is a “Frost” festival coming up so I’m quessing it pertains to that. A pair of gloves didn’t make it home. A horse in a store!The Chinese restaurant we visted still had their Christmas tree up. Off course the Pups show up in this weeks lineup. Looking forward to collecting next weeks shots. 50 weeks to go. Can I make it? Enjoy this collection. Click on the image and then right click to move thru the gallery.


PWP Week of Jan 1 – Jan 7 23

This week was a good week for photos. Mother Nature was very coopertive. We had a number of days of frost. I thought she’d forgotten us as other place were decorated with it but not us. I was out when it was dark and took a few with the flash. Just something different. We went on a road trip and the porcupine was in the ditch along the was I put one on Facebook and it has been well like. Hope you enjoy them. Click on the image and then right click to move thru the gallery.

My Instagrm accounts have been getting attention also.
will.1157
thruwlmslens

Til next week.

W.


Calendar for 2023

For many years now, almost to many to count, I’ve create calendars from the years photos. Sometimes as gifts and always one for our wall at home. This year I’m sharing the one that is now hanging on our wall. These are in random order, not by month.


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.


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.


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


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.

W.


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.

W.


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.

BeforeIMG_4579

After

IMG_4579 draft finish

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 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.

W.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


PWP Week of June 28 2020

This week was a week of celebration.  July 1st  for my Canadian friends and July 4th for my American friends.  Hope all had a good time.  I spent July 1st home with my family. The only fireworks was the discussion on what to have for supper!  We had warm/hot weather and thunderstorms this week.  The shots of the clouds are straight out of the camera.  No magic editing.  The clouds looked fierce but we only had minimum wind and 3/10th of rain.  My assistant the trail camera caught a whitetail doe and her fawn and two of the bucks that spend time in our area. The Boy and I went on a road trip one day.  Saw some cattle and a moose on a hill that someone had built .  Looks pretty realistic. One evening when we were out and about, there were turkey vultures flying over head.  That does give a person a funny feeling!  On one of our hot days The Boy and I spent time in Studio 13 experimenting with different props and backgrounds.  I had a good time, felt good getting the creative parts of the brain working.  The Boy had a good nap!

All in all it was a good week. Hope to see you next week.

W.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


PWP Week of June 21, 2020

Happy Sunday!  My week went fast, how was yours.  This week we have some action shots.  Flying ducks and bees; running coyote and deer.  My assistant the Trail camera caught some great ones of the deer that live in our pasture.  We are pretty dry here and a caught Quill having a dust bath.  Think he was trying to impress the ladies.  One evening we had an unwanted guest on our front lawn.  This shot was taken thru the window as I wasn’t going outside. Went on a road trip but the only shots I have from it are the ones of the mule deer doe in action.  The driver didn’t see the photo opportunities I did and wasn’t inclined to stop.  I counted about ten shots that would have fit in here.  Oh well. Hope you enjoy these.  I’m hoping to spend some time in Studio 13 being creative this week.

Come back next week and see what manifested.

W.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


2020 is here

2020 will be here tomorrow.  By now the 2020 calendars that were given as gifts will be waiting to be hung and the 2019 calendars will be put away.  The collection of photos for the 2021 calendar has begun.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a 2021 calendar – $20.00 each, please contact me.  Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting my site in 2019 and I hope you return in 2020.  Here for you viewing pleasure are the photos used for the new year’s calendar.  You can see more of my photos on Instagram — Wilma Olmsted (Will.1157).

Click on the photo to enlarge, then click to move thru the collection


Historical Bell Barn

The historical round Bell Barn in Indian Head SK has many functions during the year.  I attended the Horse Fair this year.  The day was perfect and there was lots to see and learn.  Here is some of what I saw.  As it is a yearly event, I plan to attend next year.  Maybe I will see you there!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Determined

The senior girls at the high school rodeo were putting in some blistering times.

IMG_3395 HS Rodeo


Flatlanders Car show 2019

I had a fun time at the Flatlanders Car show 2019 edition. It was a great day.  A good crowd was out viewing the superb cars on display.  Here are a few of the beauties I saw.

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Moose Jaw 2019 version

The tradition continues.  Once again, I traveled with a friend to see what the Moose Jaw side walk days 2019 had to offer.  We weren’t disappointed. We walked further as there was more to see this year. I even weakened and bought a beautiful t-shirt, which I have worn often.  Sometimes things bought on impulse end up living in a drawer!  All that walking made up both hungry so off to Boston Pizza we went and enjoyed a wonderful lunch.  I am already looking forward to the 2020 Side Walk Day in Moose Jaw.  Please enjoy a few of the sights we saw.

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Update on last post

Thought it was to good to be true.  Apparently to follow the link in the last post you need a google account to view it.  I left the post on for those of you who already have accounts.  I apologize to those of you who don’t.

Please contact me at     Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com    if you are having trouble with any of my posts or you just wish to say hi.

W.


Monday’s work

I was working on another project and found these photos in Google Photos and thought I’d see if I could share them here.  When the photo appears you view the rest by clicking on the arrows on the right and left.  These shots are from 2015.  Enjoy.

Monday’s work

W.

 


Team on black

Awhile ago I posted this photo on Instagram.

IMG_5174 border.jpg

The owners of the team happen to follow my Instagram account and contacted me to commission a print to be printed on canvas sized to 24″ by 26″.  It is difficult to turn a square into a rectangle so I reworked print and came up with this creation.

Banga Team.jpg

They were pleased with the new picture and sent me a picture of the picture on their living room wall.  It did look nice.

W.

 

 

 


Barrel racing 2018

I was able to attend some barrel racing the summer of 2018.  Here are some of the photos I was able to catch.  Hopefully I will be able to photography more in  2019.  I am hoping to start a page in the Gallery.  Enjoy.

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


A Street Fair

Today Mother Nature is having a temper tantrum.  Snow and blowing snow.  Not too cold out just nasty.  A good day to visit a street fair. The day I was there it was a nice warm day in August.  The fair was held in Moose Jaw Sk.  This is the first but not the last time I will explore the offerings.  There was a lot to see, both sides of the street had something to draw a person in.  Here is some of what I saw.

Click on the picture to enlarge
Click on the enlarge picture to move to the next one