At the pace we are living our lives these days it's important to step back and look/appreciate where we've been and what we've accomplished this year before it all becomes a blur with next year's activities.
This year has been a very busy one for me in terms of travel: beginning the year in Costa Rica, my third time, gave me a splash of vibrant colour when Montreal is blanketed in white. Costa Rica is literally Heaven on Earth: lush, tropical, and alive with more wildlife per square inch than practically anywhere in the world.
Later I enjoyed a month-long trip to the east coast of Canada and US. The Maritimes have a plethora of stunning landscapes and colourful towns; plenty of photo ops. At the end of the Maritime trip I had the pleasure to shoot in the company of the lovely and talented Ilana Block who gave her first workshop on Nickerson Beach on Long Island, NY. It was a surreal experience to watch the hundreds of thousands of terns, plovers, skimmers, and oyster catchers nesting - coming and going with fresh capelin to feed their fuzzy young. I'm not a bird photographer but enjoyed this tremendously.
The second part of the summer was dedicated to a family reunion in Mt. Tremblant, which was our first ever and enjoyed by one and all.
In September I traveled overseas to Croatia and went "back in time" while in Dubrovnik, Split, Mlini, and Cavtat. The Medieval towns are well preserved and offer fantastic urban photography for all visitors.
The fall colours beckoned my husband and I for a quick tour of Vermont to soak up the glorious golds and ochers of October.
In November I took a week-long workshop with Ron Levine in Havana. What a great place for street photography! The Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Neo Classical architecture in combination of Havana's famous antique cars add up to an incredible street photography adventure. The bonus of taking a workshop with Ron is his ability to open doors to ballet schools and boxing rings which are otherwise closed to tourists. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
I’d like to thank all of my friends, followers, workshop participants, and blog supporters. Your continued accolades and support keeps me going and stimulated to continue on this amazing creative adventure called photography. Thank you and see you next year!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Winter Solstice, and Happy Kwanzaa!