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Artist of the Month: George Popadynec

My interest in photography began about 30 years ago. I served in the RCAF for 36 years. While in the service, I was involved for six years with the training standards for photographers. My photography experience in the service was primarily technical in nature; however, my personal interest in artistic expression began to evolve from this exposure to photography. I attended several courses at Algonquin College as well as seminars given by the Nikon School of Photography.

I’m fortunate to be able to photograph the cityscapes and landscapes in Ottawa and Muskoka. My wife and I are privileged to call both of these very attractive parts of Canada our “ home “. The aim of my photography is simply to capture the beauty of the scenes I discovered for others to enjoy too.

Some of my prints have been acquired by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade ( DFAIT), the RCMP and by corporations. I have also produced custom cards for the Protocol Office of DFAIT for use in the official guest house in Ottawa and by diplomats at our missions abroad.

In 2007, my image of the RCMP Musical Ride was used to produce a commemorative $70 gold coin in support of the 2010 Olympics. I’m also proud to say that one of my Muskoka prints, “ Through the Mist “ – Butterfly Lake, was selected for an international exhibit. This exhibit was called “ Canadian Cameras at Work ” and it was shown at Shanghai EXPO 2010. Subsequently, the Canadian Embassy sponsored a ten city tour in China of this exhibit.

Muskoka is much more than a very popular summer playground. Every season offers spectacular scenes of Nature’s beauty which surround us and inspire us deeply, more than words can say.

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"Stopping for Lunch" Wenonah II
Arriving at Windermere House for lunch ashore
© OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY - George Popadynec