The Falls of Hamilton: Vol 1

Yesterday Brandon and I decided to check out a few of the many waterfalls located in and around the Hamilton, Ontario area, and I was pleasantly surprised. It turned out to be a great day for exploring and we even happened upon a waterfall not marked on our map, which turned out to be my favorite of them all. Win!

First on our list was Tew's Falls followed up by Webster's Falls. Tew's was lovely and flowing just the right amount to showcase itself nicely. But when we got to Webster's we decided to not even bother trying to capture it. It was flowing way too much, and I felt we'd get a better shot on a normal day. So, we got back in the car and headed down the road again.

We were on our way to the Old Mill in Ancaster when we happened upon Sherman Falls, and we couldn't resist stopping. It was by far the best stop of the day! There were no crowds and the whole scene was absolutely beautiful. I could have sat there all day and just soaked up the beauty of it all,…

Mature Evolution

I know I told you guys about 5 months ago that I'd be doing my best to keep this blog updated, and as you can see, I haven't followed through with that. I've been doing a lot of soul-searching and trying to figure out what direction I want to take when it comes to my creative talents.  As a result,  I've been putting my branding to the test.  What I've discovered is this...

Though TisheyeLens Photography is a great creative brand, it doesn't necessarily translate professionally. It seems to be more confusing than anything else to potential clients. They don't get the play on words and find it more suitable to a blog than a professional photographer. So, I've made the decision to retire the use of the TisheyeLens branding for my portfolio. From this point on my portfolio and any professional pursuits will be under the branding of Tisha Luk Photography. Straightforward, professional, and as my husband says, mature.

This blog and my photography presets (o…

Like Father, Like Son

Hello Hello hello... is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home? - Pink Floyd

Ha! It feels kind of like that walking through the back door of this much-neglected blog of mine. I need to clear the cobwebs and make some changes, so bear with me, alright?  The first change has already been made, so let me tell you a bit about that. In 2014 I was forced to give up my website, well it was a self-imposed thing, but anyway. I parked my domain name here instead because it was free and all. Now, I have a new portfolio up and running, and my custom domain is pointing there, with a link back here for my blog. 

And hopefully, I'll get motivated to start populating this blog at least on a biweekly basis. We'll see how that goes...

For now though, big changes have taken place for me. The best and biggest being Brandon and I getting married, but the next best is that I am now officially a permanent resident of Canada. Awesome, eh?! Which …

Ocean Kisses

“Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away.”― Sarah Kay

I'm so glad that Brandon and I picked Coral Cove Park as the place where we would stand hand in hand, with our feet in the sand, and promise to spend the rest of our lives together. It is an absolutely beautiful place and it was by far the best day ever! Best kiss ever! :-)  We loved it so much, we had to go back one more time before we left, so that we could capture it's beauty. 


Juxtaposed in Paradise

“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.”― Max Ernst

On June 1st Brandon and I travelled to Florida and spent 11 days. Most of the time we were busy with wedding plans and paperwork, both before and after the ceremony. The other times it rained, a lot. The total of 3 days that we weren't otherwise occupied or that it wasn't pouring down rain, we were able to get out and about a bit. 

One day we spent on the beach in Boca Raton just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine, and then we shopped. Ohh yeah Ross Dress for Less baby! Another day was spent driving to Key West and exploring. We almost made it through the entire day without rain, but just as soon as we were almost done at Mallory Square, the bottom dropped out of the sky. The last day was when we got up early to drive to Coral Cove Park to capture the sunrise. We did just that and then enjoyed a few hours of relaxation on the beach, before the bottom…

Great Tropical North, eh?!

“I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure”― Paulo Coelho
Yesterday I found a treasure that had, up to that point, been hidden from me. Brandon and I ventured up to Bruce Peninsula to take some photos of the Grotto, and once there I was amazed at the sight. It felt as if I had stepped off a plane on some tropical island and I was instantly in love with my surroundings. The water was varying shades of blues and greens that lapped at the craggy rocks and cliffs, and made me wish I had all day to just sit there and listen to it's hypnotizing song. 
Alas, paradise had been invaded... though this place was beautiful and inviting, it was full to the brim with tourists and I couldn't even get one shot without someone photobombing me. The noise of the people's conversations, often being yelled, and the chaotic movements of their scurrying about made me feel claustrophobic in this otherwise expansive setting. I soldiered on though, and promised myself that I'd go back when I co…

Learning My Little Fuji: Chasing Waterfalls

"As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing, I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can." - John Muir 

Yesterdaywe went out in search of waterfalls, and certainly found them! I wanted to try long exposures with my little Fuji, and what better way to do so than moving water, eh? The Fuji works so nicely for this type of shooting, and I should have come home with hundreds of images that were all so good that it would be hard to choose a shot to share. Sadly, I did not. I made the mistake of ignoring some issues with my other gear, such as my tripod, which caused me some issues in the field. Le sigh!

I use a cheap Ravelli tripod that has served it's purpose, but has always been riddled with with issues from the get go. For the most part, I've learned to deal with and combat those issues. For instan…