The Close of the Day

Will - I was in total amazement this evening when I looked to the West and saw the sun setting on what was a near perfect Manitoba day. There was a glow in the sky that the most expensive camera or lens could not capture perfectly. I love how moments like these can't be defined by the "picture", but encompass so much more emotion to the time and place. Instantly I bring up other memories of being on the field, at the lake or in my car on a long road trip and watching the sun go down. The close of a day. A time to rest and rejuvenate. Hopefully I'll see you again tomorrow sun.

- By the way, I chose not to edit these pictures at all. The first one was taken with a 50mm and cropped slightly. The second was with a 70-300mm at 300mm without any colour editing or cropping. Third was a 18-105mm "kit lens" at 70mm, no colour editing but slight crop. ISO 200 and 1/200 for each. f5, 5.6 and 4.5 respectively. Had to say it because sometimes people don't believe in true colour anymore

A Ride In The Country

Will - I had the opportunity to take a drive through the country side of southern Manitoba yesterday on a farm machine that we had just purchased. The drive was spectacular as the road twisted an turned through the Pembina Escarpment, remnants of post glacial, how's that for a history lesson. Anyways, here are some of the moments I captured.


Ruhbarb Upside Down Cake

Will - I had the opportunity to make one of my favorite desserts of ALL TIME last week and thought it would be appropriate to photograph the process. Step 1: Find some rhubarb. This magnificent group of plants is from my uncle's garden. 

Cut the leaves off and leave them in the garden, then wash and trim the hard white ends off

Dice into 1/2" chunks

Grease a 9x13 cake pan, cover the bottom with the diced rhubarb and add 3/4cup sugar over top. Use a lot of rhubarb...maybe 3-4 cups

Take approx 1.5-2 cups of marshmallows

To make the batter, mix 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 cup of sugar first. Add 2 whole eggs and whip til this mixture is smooth. Then add 1.75cup of flour, 3tsp of baking powder, 1tsp vanilla and 1/4 cup of milk.

Beat til smooth

Spread down the center of the pan because it's extremely sticky and this makes it easier to cover the whole area

Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes

After you take it out, flip it upside down while it's still warm onto a serving plate. Serve with whipped cream. And I can't believe that I FORGOT to take a picture of the finished product! AHHHH I guess I was too busy eating...