Michelle Alzola | Blog
HeaderHeader
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January February March April May June (2) July (1) August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Showing posts for 'Photography'. Clear search

Poppies

July 14, 2014 - Cascade Gardens, Banff, AB All photos were processed with Apricot + Azure + Chestnut from the Action set: Gift of Col...
Read the Full Post »

Bee Still :)

June 17, 2014 - I love photographing bees while they gather nectar from flowers. They are fascinating creatures. If only I could instruc...
Read the Full Post »

Find People Who Love You

October 30, 2013 - "Find people who love you unconditionally, surround yourself with them, and bring them the same level of intensity." -...
Read the Full Post »

Creativity and Art

October 28, 2013 - " Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams (The photo ab...
Read the Full Post »

Promise Yourself

September 11, 2013 - “Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosp...
Read the Full Post »

Morning Glory

September 10, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Fort Edmonto...
Read the Full Post »

Remember

July 17, 2013 - "Remember, as long as you are breathing it’s never too late to start a new beginning." - Author Unknown - Ellis B...
Read the Full Post »

Kind Word

July 16, 2013 - "One kind word can warm three winter months." (Japanese Proverb) (The photo above is available as art print. Please...
Read the Full Post »

After a Storm

July 08, 2013 - "After a storm comes a calm. " - Matthew Henry - Ellis Bird Farm, Spring 2013 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software:...
Read the Full Post »

At Your Door

July 05, 2013 - "I pray that happiness be at your door. May it knock early, stay late and leave the gift of god’s peace, love, joy and...
Read the Full Post »

Smile

June 26, 2013 - " When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile." - Unknown Author...
Read the Full Post »

Wondrous Things

June 21, 2013 - “The World is full of such wondrous things; we should all be as happy as kings.” - Author Unknown - Ellis Bird Farm...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow Pansy

June 19, 2013 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Spring 2013 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

Like a Camera

June 17, 2013 - " Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negative, and if thi...
Read the Full Post »

Lilac

June 14, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Ellis Bird F...
Read the Full Post »

Contentment

June 12, 2013 - “Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.” - Author Un...
Read the Full Post »

All that Matters

June 10, 2013 - “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” - Audrey Hepburn (The photo abov...
Read the Full Post »

Bleeding Heart

June 07, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Ellis Bird F...
Read the Full Post »

Poppies

June 05, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Ellis Bird F...
Read the Full Post »

Be Kind

June 03, 2013 - " Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. " - Plato (The photo above is available as art print. Pleas...
Read the Full Post »

Live, Love

May 31, 2013 - "Love the life you live. Live the life you love." -Bob Marley - Muttart Conservatory, Spring 2013 Camera: Canon E...
Read the Full Post »

What Makes You

May 29, 2013 - "People will hate you, rate you, shake you and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you." - Author Unknow...
Read the Full Post »

Love

May 27, 2013 - "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” - Aristotle (The photo above is available as art print. Ple...
Read the Full Post »

Kindness

May 24, 2013 - “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” -...
Read the Full Post »

Hyacinth

May 20, 2013 - - Muttart Conservatory, Spring 2013 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2...
Read the Full Post »

Beauty

May 17, 2013 - "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." - Sophia Loren (The phot...
Read the Full Post »

Candy Kisses

May 15, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Muttart...
Read the Full Post »

Orange Princess

May 13, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Muttart Cons...
Read the Full Post »

Tulip

May 10, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Muttart Cons...
Read the Full Post »

Candela

May 07, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement) - Muttart Con...
Read the Full Post »

Burning Heart

April 05, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement) - Muttart Conse...
Read the Full Post »

Sugar Bird

April 02, 2013 - (The photos above are available as art print. Please click the images to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Muttart C...
Read the Full Post »

In any Circumstance

March 27, 2013 - “Finding something to be glad about, to be grateful for, opens our mind to the idea that happiness can be found in any...
Read the Full Post »

Every Moment

March 25, 2013 - "Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things." - Auth...
Read the Full Post »

Sunflowers

March 08, 2013 - -Devonian Botanic Gardens, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | Lens: Canon EF...
Read the Full Post »

Azalea

March 06, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Muttart Cons...
Read the Full Post »

Best Day

March 04, 2013 - “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson (The photos above are ava...
Read the Full Post »

Good Life Is

March 01, 2013 - "A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have. Stop loo...
Read the Full Post »

For Most of Life

February 28, 2013 - "For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and si...
Read the Full Post »

Orchidaceae

February 26, 2013 - - Muttart Conservatory, Winter 2013 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | Lens: Canon EF-S...
Read the Full Post »

Chrysanthemum

February 21, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Muttart Cons...
Read the Full Post »

Pansy

February 15, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Ellis Bird F...
Read the Full Post »

Aster

February 12, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Devonian Bot...
Read the Full Post »

Lady's Slipper

February 11, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Kerry Wood N...
Read the Full Post »

Be Thankful

February 08, 2013 - "Consider how very fortunate you are. Consider it often. The more you count your blessings, the more there will be to c...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow

February 07, 2013 - (The 3 photos above are available as art print. Please click the images to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Devonia...
Read the Full Post »

Johnson Lake

February 05, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Johnson Lake...
Read the Full Post »

Silence

February 04, 2013 - Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression...
Read the Full Post »

Smile Every Chance You Get

February 01, 2013 - "Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because y...
Read the Full Post »

Zinnia

January 31, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Devonian Botan...
Read the Full Post »

Gazania

January 30, 2013 - (The 2 photos above are available as art print. Please click the images to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Devonian...
Read the Full Post »

Winter

January 28, 2013 - (The above photo is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase) - Cranna Lake, Winter 2013 Camer...
Read the Full Post »

Pink Petunia

January 28, 2013 - (The above photo is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase) - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Cam...
Read the Full Post »

Cleome Serrulata

January 24, 2013 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

Happiness

January 24, 2013 - "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness...
Read the Full Post »

Lilium

January 23, 2013 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

Bird Cherry

January 22, 2013 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Spring 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

Sage

January 21, 2013 - (The photo above is available as art print. Please click the image to purchase or to see enlargement.) - Ellis Bird F...
Read the Full Post »

Life Imagined

January 21, 2013 - "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. " - Henry David Thoreau - Devon...
Read the Full Post »

Sunflowers

January 18, 2013 - - Devonian Botanic Gardens, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

Reminisce

January 17, 2013 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow Ranunculus

January 16, 2013 - - Muttart Conservatory, Spring 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-...
Read the Full Post »

Red Snapdragons

January 15, 2013 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

Beginnings

January 14, 2013 - "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." -Martin Luther K...
Read the Full Post »

Christmas Giveaway

December 17, 2012 - I’ ll be away this week and for the holidays. But before I leave, I want to give you these:) Please click the images...
Read the Full Post »

Pansies

December 13, 2012 - - Lake Louise, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro US...
Read the Full Post »

Yarrow

December 10, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

We Learn by Practice

December 03, 2012 - " We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing livin...
Read the Full Post »

Enjoy Every Minute

November 30, 2012 - “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy...
Read the Full Post »

Purple Osteospermum

November 28, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Spring 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

In a Calm Spirit

November 27, 2012 - "Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,...
Read the Full Post »

Lilies

November 23, 2012 - - Devonian Botanic Gardens, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

Coneflowers

November 21, 2012 - Devonian Botanic Gardens, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f...
Read the Full Post »

Free Photoshop Action: Creative Black and White Vol.1

November 20, 2012 - To get them, please click this link http://www.colourthempretty.com/free-photoshop-action-creative-black-and-white-vol-1...
Read the Full Post »

Bellflower

November 19, 2012 - - Devonian Botanic Gardens, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow Petunia

November 15, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

Time is Limited

November 12, 2012 - " Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with t...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow

November 05, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Ma...
Read the Full Post »

I Believe in Pink

November 02, 2012 - " I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believ...
Read the Full Post »

Middle Lake Trail

November 01, 2012 - - Middle Lake, Kananaskis, Fall 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and Adobe Photosho...
Read the Full Post »

Extra Smiles

October 29, 2012 - " I’ve got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I’m blue. " - Author Unknown - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2...
Read the Full Post »

Orange Cosmos

October 24, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

Roses

October 22, 2012 - - Devonian Botanic Gardens, Summer 2012 I processed these photos with Photoshop Action: Sweetness. Get this action fo...
Read the Full Post »

Breeze Among Flowers

October 18, 2012 - "I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; bu...
Read the Full Post »

Japanese Garden

October 16, 2012 - - Kurimoto Japanese Garden, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

Invincible Summer

October 14, 2012 - "In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. " - Albert Camus - Ellis Bird Fa...
Read the Full Post »

Gloriosa Daisy

October 12, 2012 - - Devonian Botanic Gardens, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

Rocky Mountain Beeweed

October 10, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm...
Read the Full Post »

Johnson Lake

October 09, 2012 - - Banff National Park, AB, Fall 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/...
Read the Full Post »

More Autumn Photos

October 02, 2012 - - Middle Lake, Kananaskis AB, Fall 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS6 |...
Read the Full Post »

Pink Cornflowers

October 01, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012. Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f...
Read the Full Post »

Summer's End

September 24, 2012 - -Middle Lake Trail, Kananaskis AB, first day of Autumn 2012. Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Le...
Read the Full Post »

Pyrenean Eryngo

September 21, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm, Summer 2012 Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS6 | Lens:...
Read the Full Post »

Creating Soft Pastel Tone Effect in Lightroom 4

September 09, 2012 - This setting works better in RAW image format. 1. Open Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and go to the Library Module. Choose...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow Daffodils

March 29, 2012 - These photos of lovely yellow daffodils were taken at Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory. I made some adjustments to the sh...
Read the Full Post »

Happy Generation Tulips

March 27, 2012 - We recently visited Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton and witnessed the awesome spring bulbs exhibit. Below are some phot...
Read the Full Post »

Red Scabious

March 22, 2012 - This flower reminds me of Dandelion. It was taken at Devonian Botanic Gardens in the summer of last year. Camera: Canon...
Read the Full Post »

Photos from Our First Trip to Lake Louise

March 20, 2012 - We'd love to visit this beautiful place again. Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 | Lens: EF...
Read the Full Post »

Peonies

March 18, 2012 - I love peonies. They have huge and colourful petals that make them very visible from a distance. Devonian Botanic Garden...
Read the Full Post »

Lily of the Nile

March 13, 2012 - This is one of my favorite flowers. They're so lovely. Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250) | Aperture:...
Read the Full Post »

Nemesia

March 08, 2012 - - Ellis Bird Farm in May 2011. Please click the image to view a larger photo. Camera: Canon EOS 60D | Exposure: 0.003 s...
Read the Full Post »

Purple Daisies

March 06, 2012 - Taken in Muttart Conservatory's Feature Pyramid in the Spring of 2011. Please click the image to view a larger photo. C...
Read the Full Post »