Frank Grisdale, owls, hawks, landscapes, portraits, Canadian Photography
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I have changed the template for my website – trying to get back to the original look of my site, that was lost when the template source was discontinued. This is pretty close to what I once thought was perfect.



A nice mention by Steve Coleman, out of Australia.

This is a great source for work by living masters and unknowns, amateurs who could go pro, and emerging artists on their way to becoming famous.

This image of mine was used by the French publisher Editions de l’Olivier for Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy.

The horse’s name is Tid Bit.


This is Welly (short for Wellington), our new two year old chocolate lab.

































I was notified today that three of my images were chosen to be part of the 200 finalist images to be judged over the next few weeks.

The World Open is a relatively new competition run by a very well established entertainment production company out of Vancouver.

For this year’s competition they had 3.2 million page views, and 9000 separate entries by photographers from 173 countries. Half of the voting to narrow down the Finalists list was done by website viewers and half was done by the panel of judges.

I feel lucky of have been part of the short list, and to be in such amazing company.

2012 World Open Finalist

Hello! I’m an Italian amateur photographer and I want to congratulate with you for your wonderful photographs. I do not fully comprehend the technique which you use but I find the results very captivating and attractive. Your landscapes are unique and breathtaking, deeply emotional and inspiring. I hope some day I could see some of your photographs for real and not only on internet. By the way, the site is great, too. Cheers! Rob Mauri.


Dear Frank,

The diverse and distinguished jurors for the 2012 International Fine Art Photography Competition have carefully reviewed all images and have completed the first phase of the jury process. We are pleased to let you know that your work has been accepted into the final jury round. Congratulations! The overall quality and creativity of the submitted work was outstanding, and, to be selected into this final round is a tribute to your talent as a fine art photographer.

We are on schedule to announce the finalists of the competition at the end of September. We wish you all the best.

Vive la photographie!

Meredith Mullins

Director, The International Fine Art Photography Competition

I am delighted to be part of a new gallery’s opening show in Lisbon.

Wish I could be there in person! (click to enlarge poster)


The Big 3 Eagles

The biggest eagles in the world are all in either a Vulnerable or worse positon on the Red List of Endangered Species.

They are the Harpy Eagle (Panama); Steller’s Sea Eagle (Kamchatka), and the Philippine Eagle (Philippines obviously – once known as the Monkey Eating Eagle).

I have decided I need to do my studio portrait version of each of these magnificent creatures. Now just have to figure out how to get to all three locations and find birds trained to the glove so that I can photograph them with proper lighting and accessibility.

I could have picked an easier photo project!







Steller’s Sea Eagle by Greg Hume








Harpy Eagle by Snowmanradio of Wikipedia



















Philippine Eagle (aka Monkey Eating Eagle) by Simon Harrap







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