Tahltan School teacher Cara Sharp and her partner Dave stand on a hillside overlooking the Stikine River. I was happy the morning rain and snowfall stopped and the sun came out in the afternoon to allow for group shots of the students.
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Monday, April 23, 2012
The Stikine winding through the valley at Telegraph Creek, B.C. with the Sawttooth Mountains in the background. This is from the back yard of the Principal's teacherage next to the school. I was hoping to use this view as a backdrop for the school pictures I am taking today but it is raining so I will set up my studio in the school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegraph_Creek,_British_Columbia
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Telegraph Creek road dropping into the Tahltan and Stikine valleys. The road narrows from this to one lane as it goes through the Grand Canyon of the north, I drove the 112 km from Dease Lake to Telegraph Creek to do the school portraits tomorrow and then to attend a workshop there on Tuesday.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We Are But Shadows And Reflections Of What People See, originally uploaded by Bruce McKay Yellow Snow Photography.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This week a parent told me about eagles that were perching in Lower Post and the location where they were and told me I should grab my camera. I quickly put on my wildlife lens and grabbed my camera and drove to the location. Sure enough one eagle was still there feeding on a carcass that was exposed in the melting snow. I watched it eat then slowly walked towards it snapping pictures as I went. I watched the majestic bird and wondered what it was eating. Soon enough I came a little too close and the eagle flew to the safety of the still naked branch of a nearby birch tree. It keenly watched me as I looked at the carcass and I was saddened to see it was a student's dog that was killed this winter after it was run over by a ski-doo.
The eagle watched me closely as I took more photographs of it in the tree and allowed me to come very close to it. I talked to it and I was reflecting on how to share this with the student's. I decided to share the experience as part of our class on "Spring" that afternoon. The students were saddened but understanding and they quickly brought out that this was indeed part of the cycle of life and a renewal of springtime that will allow this great raptor to live. So after the lesson the students gave me I named the eagle Barney after the one who gave its life energy to it. Life's lessons happen in many places and at times we need the eyes of a child to appreciate it. So in this time of the Easter long weekend take time with your family to see and appreciate The Creator's message of sacrifice, renewal, rebirth and re-growth as spring arrives in its many glories.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
An event on our ski hill where snowmobilers pull skiers and boarders up the hill to the start of a slalom course. I was hired for a two day shoot... the first covering drag races up the hill the second day was the ironman event. Money goes to the school experiential education fund. Here is the FB link to the set in my YSP FB page
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.393854923967021.99750.1... Day 2 www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.393192234033290.99616.1...Day 1