I am almost never without my camera. I've shot pictures in cafes while having coffee, in shopping malls, in the streets and parks of my home city of Toronto and of many other cities and towns, on cruise ships, through the windows of busses and in my natural light home studio.I especially love creating abstracts, most often based on architectural or nature subjects and occasionally on still life set-ups. I also very much enjoy travel and street photography. My current "main" camera is my Olympus E-M1 Mark II, for which I have 2 lenses--the 14-150mm Zeiss and the 12-200 Zeiss My main backup camera is my recently purchased Olympus E-M5 Mark II, which is a smaller and lighter camera than the E-M1. I use the same lenses with both cameras. I also own a Nikon D5500 with which I use the Tamron 16-300mm lens.
In May (2015) I went on a cruise that took me from Fort Lauderdale, FL to San Diego, CA via the Panama Canal, with stops in several interesting ports along the way. This gallery contains some of the photos I took of and and in the various ports the ship called at, as well as some I shot in Fort Lauderdale and San Diego. Please enjoy.
This voyage was very special to me for several reasons. First, it turned out to be the last voyage my husband of 53 years and I would ever take together since, very sadly, he passed away just 2 months after the end of the voyage. It was special, too, because it took us to Iceland, which we had visited two years earlier, but had been unable to see much of since the weather conditions at that time forced the cancellation of some ports that I especially had been eager to see and photograph--and it also took us to Newfoundland, Canada, which we'd both had high on our bucket lists. We both thoroughly enjoyed the voyage and were delighted we'd decided to take it. For the two of us, it created very enjoyable shared experiences, and for me, it created special memories. Here are some of the pictures I took, first in London, where we spent a day before being going to Southampton and beginning our cruise and then from the various ports of call. Enjoy!
My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have done quite a bit of travelling in Europe, the U.S., South America and even parts of the Middle East, but while we've also done some travelling in our country's (Canada's) eastern provinces and paid a couple of visits to Vancouver, BC on the west coast, we'd never yet visited Banff and Jasper, AB or seen the Canadian Rockies and the beautiful lakes in that area. This year, we decided to cross these magnificent parts of our country off our bucket list by taking a tour through those areas by land followed by a cruise of Alaska where we'd cruised previously but wanted to visit again. I took the photos in this album on this wonderful trip. And since we returned from the trip only a few weeks ago, this gallery is still a work in progress. Please enjoy, and if you'd like to purchase any of the images, please let me know and I will make them available for you.
I have been lucky enough to encounter and photograph several species of water birds and song birds both here in my home city of Toronto, ON, Canada and elsewhere in Canada as well as in other provinces and countries. while few of the birds in this gallery are exotic, I think you will find, as I do, that all of them are beautiful in their own ways.
In early December, 2012, after spending a day in Santiago, Chile resting from our plane trip there from Toronto, ON, Canada my husband and I embarked on a 13 day cruise of southern South America. For a number of reasons, wse didn'[t get to see all we'd hoped to, but the cruise and the ports we visited were still well worth the journey. Unavoidable, some of the shots in this gallery were taken through the closed windows of moving buses whiled on shore excursions. I hope you enjoy the photos and share the thrill of discovery we experienced during our time in South America.
I took these photos this past September while on a Mediterranean cruise. We've been privileged to take a few other Mediterranean cruises in previous years. We chose this one because it featured an itinerary that included several ports of call that were new to us and generally less well known to North American tourists. I hope that you enjoy these photos I shot on this voyage.
In July of this year, my husband and I took a cruise titled "Voyage of the Vikings". As a result of dangerous weather conditions, some of the scheduled ports of call and some scenic cruising had to be cancelled. But while I was very disappointed at losing the cancelled ports and scenic cruising, I was very glad to have the opportunity to visit (or, in a couiple of case, revisit) the ports our ship did call at. I hope you enjoy these phtos I took on our journey, amy of them through the closed glass windows of moving buses while on shore excursions.
The photos in this gallery were taken at Black Creek Pioneer Village here in Toronto, ON, Canada and in Fanshawe Pioneer Village in St. Thomas, ON.
Digital photography offers many creative opportunities that were not available to photographers in the days of film photography. Today, we as photographers can, through the use of software such as Photoshop and also through the use of such in camera techniques as intentional camera movement (ICM), HDR and focus stacking achieve results that alter reality in creative ways. In this category are photos in which I have used one or more of these methods to achieve images that, I hope, are interesting and enjoyable.
© Gerda Grice