Elbow Camp Canyon hike

For the first camping trip of the year we (Karl, Steve, Melissa, The Derkowskis, and myself) went to Little Elbow Campground (I think thats what it’s called) along the Elbow River on the Bragg Creek side of Kananaskis Country. We had planned to do this trip the previous year, but the whole area was washed out and closed due to the flooding. In order to avoid the May long weekend crowd we decided to go the next week instead so it made for a nice quiet weekend. We took a hike west along the river for a ways and then […]

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Model Shoot

I was asked to do a model shoot by a make-up artist friend, despite having to drive across the city in the middle of a blizzard, and the professional model not showing up, she was able to convince her neighbor to be a stand-in and we got a couple of decent shots.    

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Kananaskis – Flood 2013

In the last week or so of June 2013 Calgary had its worst flood in well…. ever… with both rivers spilling over their banks and flowing through much of downtown. But you probably know all this so that’s about all I’m gonna say about it (here’s some more info if you don’t know all about it… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Alberta_floods). Anyway things were pretty crazy in town, but in all reality it didn’t affect me in the least little bit, in fact I never even saw any of the flood water or river until about a week after it had crested. But as soon […]

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Full Moon

I looked out the window and saw this crazy bright full moon, so I thought I’d see what I could get with my new 500mm lens (and 2X teleconverter). This was shot off my balcony using my BBQ as a tripod, but still was pretty pleased with the results.

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500mm

Just got my new Nikon 500mm F4 Lens…… So excited…! http://en.nikon.ca/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2172/AF-S-NIKKOR-500mm-f%252F4G-ED-VR.html

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Chocolates

With winter outside in full force I thought I’d try my hand in the studio, and put some use to all of the leftover Christmas chocolates.

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Christmas Eve Dinner

Dinner spread from Christmas Eve with the family, hot wings, cheese, ham, shrimp, veggies, olives, meats, liver paste, salmon and fresh bread… What more can you ask for? Hmmmm…. how about a giant pot of mussels, oh wait, that was on the stove behind me.

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Camping – Cataract Creek

I had a great weekend camping with a bunch of friends down south of Calgary on the Highway 40, at a place called Cataract Creek. Originally we were planning on camping at Blue Rock on the Sheep River, but when we got there on Friday afternoon it was already filled up with campers and RV’s. We decided we should try Cataract Creek, because we had all been there last year, so everyone that was coming out later already knew where it was. We also figured that if the campground was also full we could just keep heading south until we […]

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Model Shoots

I don’t do a lot of people photography. But its not because I don’t know how, or because I don’t enjoy it. The truth is, it’s mostly just a big pain, finding a location to shoot at, and a model (who actually shows up), and all the other planning and such that goes into doing a model shoot. In my experience people shots (at least the ones I’ve done), don’t sell very well as stock photos so its not really worth all the hassle. On the other hand, if someone else is willing to do all the leg work and book all […]

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WinterStart World Cup Ski Race

One of the photography groups I’m in planned a meet at Lake Louise to shoot pictures of the Winter Start World Cup Skiing Event, and another group had a meet planned in Banff for the next day. So I decided I might as well bring a friend and spend the whole weekend in the mountains. Unfortuantly the weather didn’t really cooperate, and the second meet got canceled (the host crashed her car on the icy roads on the way in from Canmore),  and so the photos of the race were about all that I took the entire weekend. The race […]

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Food Photography

Shooting pictures of food helps me get through the cold days of fall and winter when all the animals are hibernating, and It’s too cold to be outside. I finally had a chance to get to know my new macro lens while shooting take-out sushi.  

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Motorcycles, Ambulances, and Helicopters

My sister and I were sitting around in the afternoon planning a camping trip and couldn’t decide where to go, so on a whim we hopped in the car and drove the hour or so down to Highway 40 to have a look at the prospect campgrounds. We eventually decided on Cataract Creek campground, but that’s a whole different story. With the job done, I thought we’d head back toward Nanton  on Highway #532 to take some photos of the impressive view (although it wasn’t all that clear of a day out). After a few mediocre photos from the hill top, we […]

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