Summer Look-back

Summer images remind of other photos yet to edit and look back through. With our Ford F-150 we pulled our Tracer Ultra-lite southward from High Level, camping around Alberta – Edmonton, Pigeon Lake, Gull Lake, Hinton, Jasper, Banff, Nanton and Red Deer. We saw cousins and family. We enjoyed an afternoon, with my father in assistive care – out among the flower gardens. We explored the regions we camped in in a more settled way, always having a familiar, yet temporary, home to return to at day’s end. We got out to the Calgary Stampede and my daughter got me on a sky-lift tram – a first for us both. My daughter attended dance camp. I cycled in Jasper National park along highways and upon cycling / hiking trails – the Maligne Lake canyon and trails 4 & 7. I cycled in Banff National park and up to the Johnson Canyon. I attended a conference with our trailer.

Quote to Consider – “It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.” – Robert Frank

Listening to – The Candid Frame podcast and an interview with Andrea Francolini, an Australian sport yachting / sailing photographer and his charitable work in Northern Pakistan setting up and supporting a school – ‘My First School.’

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Great images – thank you. You have reminded to look for the beauty in all things

    1. Hey there, Maureen:

      The reminder is not just for you – me too; you’ve also recalled the idea (perhaps the same) that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’

      Good schtuff! Thank you, too.

  2. redjim99 says:

    And you always seem to find the cars that are left behind. 🙂

    1. Hey there, Jim:

      Left behind – definitely. For me these rusting relics engage my imagination, memory and play … there’s always what they still might become; there’s the story of what they once were and who drove them; there’s memory of being a child and practicing driving with my cousins in left behind relics and all that driving allowed way back then in the sixties. This image recalls so much – my first night driving with my driver’s license at age 16; then there’s the year preceding University driving so many different vehicles (big and small, new and used) as car jockey at Waterloo Mercury in Edmonton; there are times fixing the family’s 69 Pontiac Parisienne – welding the seat frame together with a friend’s father; there are times reshaping and painting moldings for the car. The phrase has also had me consider that anytime we leave a car, we leave it behind. Perhaps we always hope to come back to it – in the sense that it will be there for us to use, it will never weather, erode and need replacement. And, I’m currently considering leaving behind my 2010 Ford F-150 for a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Eco-diesel.

      Anyway … some fun and thought. Good schtuff!

      Take care … 😉

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