This past weekend I participated in Neil Zeller’s July photo tour. We spent Saturday looking at Calgary from various new and familiar vantage points. We spent most of the Sunday session west of Turner Valley. Neil was an enthusiastic guide and was always happy to answer questions. Furthermore, those answer`s were helpful.
My current 5 star classification system is
2 Not particular good but have the germ of a location or idea worth revisiting
3 Air Canada; nothing particularly wrong with them; nothing particularly right with them either
4 Nice Photo
Of the 248 photos that made it into the computer here is what happened to them.
2 star – 67
3 star – 24
4 star – 07 – see below
5 star – 00
You may wonder, given the amount of effort I went to photography water why none made it to the 4 star bin. The answer dear reader is one of the weekend’s lesson. Water falls, for me, work well when the water turns to silk, or when the drops are frozen in time. I have photos that were neither.
Just before going to England, I went on an early morning road trip looking for a particular sunrise location. I think the sunrise pictures will become a time lapse experiment. I also found happy cows. Both cows and penguins make me smile. Cows though are easier to find in these parts.
Though I have not shared anything with you for a while I have been busy. Here are 3 recent ones. Unfortunately, the sky photo does not have the sharpness and range I Iike. Despite its flaws, it still though has merit. I had been playing with the jpeg format and had not switched back to raw – ah silly me. We live and learn (sometimes).
Yesterday was a good morning at Big Hills Springs Provincial Park just outside of Calgary. My friend Keith and I went for a photo tour. The place was new to us both. My one objective was to photograph water. I am pleased with the results. For this particular waterfall 1/50 of second seemed to work better than 1/25 of a second. ISO was 160. As well, there was this happy accident that once cropped and straightened made me smile.
As always, comments are sought and welcome.
PS – I am sure Keith will have something up soon and I invite you to visit his page too.
This past weekend we had a friend from the west coast visit us. Sunday morning we visited one of my recurring photographic destinations just west of Calgary in the Alberta foothills. We ambled over hill and dale for an easy 8 kilometers sometimes in silence, sometimes chatting, and often with fingers on shutters. It was a good morning.
I know its been a while. It is the nature of work. On my drive to work just north of Calgary, there is a road that goes off to the west. I have been thinking that it showed promise for over a month. Saturday, I drove down that road for a kilometer or seven.
Thanks to my friend Keith, I am now working again. This is a good thing, and I will shortly have an income once again. Not only does the work take time, time is also required to discern the rules of a new game. And so now we reach the crux of the matter. For the immediate future, I will have few resources for photography. I will though try and throw up an idea once a week or so.