Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy New Year every one. Time can go by very fast this time of the year and for this year much faster than most. It has been awhile since I have had time to post a photo, just ask my Mother. She has stopped checking my blog, like I am sure most of you have too. This year is going to be a year of many changes for us. The biggest change is the sale of Contact Photo Arts, our family owned camera store and photo lab. The sale will be complete at the end of January. For our customers who may be reading this please do not panic, I will be working for the new owners part time for the next year. The new location of Contact Photo Arts photo department will be inside Value Drug Mart Grand Forks with the new owners Carol and Dave. We have been working together to create a win, win and win situation. Firstly Sandra and myself will be now semi retired. Secondly the increased traffic and extra services for Carol and Dave will add to their already busy and successful business. And thirdly our customers will benefit with increased service from more days open and more service staff. There is also a new dry print photo lab and more customer photo kiosks. We also plan to offer more instruction including camera and photography workshops. We would also like to help people become familiar with our web site, Foto Depot that enables customers to order and archive their photos. Back to my blog, I was able to take this photo of a blue heron because of my day off on Monday. With more time at home I hope to be able to take many more back yard wildlife photos this year. The camera was my Panasonic G1 with the 45-200 lens. Bill