Walterdale Bridge

An August image of the new Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton, Alberta from Saskatchewan Drive looking through to the Alberta Legislature Building. Quote to Consider / Inspire – ‘Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in Art.’ – Ambrose Bierce Listening to – Rosanne Cash’s ‘The Only Thing Worth Fighting For (featuring Colin Meloy)’…

A Winter’s Drive

A drive through Mackenze region backroads with my camera on a grey, overcast winter’s day. A cemetery holds burial houses that shelter graves of the deceased, near Rocky Lane. Quote to Consider / Inspire – ‘Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.’ – Dorothea Lange Listening to – Zoe…

Photo Merge – Panorama

A return visit to the St. Louis Catholic Mission in Fort Vermilion’s North Settlement (Buttertown) finds me working with a Sigma 50mm prime lens to limit lens distortion and to create three panorama images. Among upgrades this year for photo-editing have been those associated with moving to Adobe Lightroom Classic, an upgrade that moves editing…

Alberta South

These images have been culled travelling through southern Alberta: remnants of April snow flurries in the foothills behind Nanton, Alberta; a ripening August grain field encountered on the way to Calgary; a Packard in transport, one true-to-life image and another having editing fun; teepee frames in front of the University of Lethbridge; and the train…

Ice Break-up

A spring shot – ice break-up on the Peace River at Fort Vermilion. The river banks span almost one kilometre – the telephoto lens has compressed the distance making the river look quite skinny. Pieces of ice floating by are often as big as a half-ton truck. It should be noted (as you can see…

Out of Water – Dormant

A winter shot – the ferry that moves vehicles across the Peace River at Tompkins Landing, Alberta has been pulled from the water and rests dormant until spring. Liking how this image works in several ways. Quote to Consider / Inspire – ‘The whole point of taking pictures is so you don’t have to explain…

A Winter’s Morning

At 6:00 a.m., my daughter’s flight was underway, I watched the jet having its wings de-iced and then taking to the air. My daughter returned south to University. I wouldn’t return to sleep. I gathered photo gear, left the hotel and got on backroads between Sexsmith and La Glace, Alberta. These morning images are from…

Aurora Chasing

I follow the photography of an Alberta Facebook group called Aurora Chasers. Close to midnight on my return from Yellowknife, the Aurora was active, significant and striking in colour, shape and brightness. I watched them dance between Enterprise, Northwest Territories and Indian Cabins, Alberta. At Indian Cabins, I pulled in and tried as many as…

To See

On my return to High Level, Alberta I fuelled my truck at the Cherdon Enterprises truck stop at the highway corner where you can gain access to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. I took some time to drive in to the settlement and get a sense for its size and how it was laid out. Many…

Bucket List – Buffalo Airways DC-3 or DC-4

I am an Ice Pilots TV series fan – what the pilots of Buffalo Airways face in terms of extremes of cold and flight reminds of bush flying as a teacher moving between fly-in communities and airports with road access; each pilot has my respect. Sunday, following the photo walk, before returning South, to High…