Homestead

Derelict Homestead – Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada – 1
Derelict Homestead – Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada – 1
Derelict Homestead – Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada – 2
Derelict Homestead – Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada – 2

Two winter homestead images from back in November. In each liking the light and colours.

Quote to Consider / Inspire: ‘My interest in photography is not to capture an image I see or even have in my mind, but to explore the potential of moments I can only begin to imagine.’ – Lois Greenfield

Listening to: U2’s ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.’

Float Plane – Vancouver Harbor

Look-back image, Harbour – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Look-back image, Harbor – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Looking back through images to this one – a float plane descends to its harbor runway in Vancouver, British Columbia. An Easter vacation with family in Vancouver – a memorable time.

Quote to Consider / Inspire: ‘A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye.’ – Roger Kingston

Listening to: Dave Matthews’ ‘Old Dirt Hill.’

Photowalk Two-shot Pano

Two Shot Pano – Ragged Ass Road, Yellowknife, NT – 1
Two Shot Pano – Ragged Ass Road, Yellowknife, NT – 1
Two Shot Pano – Ragged Ass Road, Yellowknife, NT – 2
Two Shot Pano – Ragged Ass Road, Yellowknife, NT – 2

During last October’s Kelby World-wide Photowalk, I snapped two different shots of a retro-green work shed along Ragged Ass Road in Yellowknife. When looking back to my photowalk photos, I recognized that it might be possible to stitch them together in a Panorama in Adobe Lightroom Classic. It worked. It does have curious distortion. But, it worked. Good.

Quote to Consider / Inspire: ‘You might be a photographer if … your eyesight from staring at the computer has gone for F11 to F1.8.’

Listening to: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ and ‘Brilliant Disguise.’

Second Look Images

Indian Cabins, Alberta - 1
Indian Cabins, Alberta – 1
Indian Cabins, Alberta - 2
Indian Cabins, Alberta – 2
Indian Cabins, Alberta - 3
Indian Cabins, Alberta – 3
Indian Cabins, Alberta - 4
Indian Cabins, Alberta – 4

Having a look through photos for the other images, the other possible edits from last September’s jaunt up to Indian Cabins, Alberta. Liking the light, shadow, colours, lines and textures of these burial houses and the narrative(s) that can be gleaned.

Quote to Consider / Inspire – ‘Circumstantial light considers not only all the properties and behaviors of natural light, but also how that light interacts with the objects around [you], so that [you] can transform those objects into light-shaping tools.’ – Roberto Valenzuela

Listening to: Taylor McFerrin’s ‘Degrees of Light.’

Impossible to Reproduce – Cloudwork

Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork - 1
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork – 1
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork - 2
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork – 2
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork - 3
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork – 3
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork - 4
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork – 4
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork - 5
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork – 5
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork - 6
Chasing Southern Alberta Cloudwork – 6

A sunny morning, early in January with my daughter. A breakfast, then dropping her off at her university dorm. From Lethbridge, I travelled along roads taking me from Coalhurst to Standoff, Cardston and Waterton Lakes National Park, then up to Pincher Creek and back home to Edmonton. Enjoying the play of light and shadow in the cloudwork of this day.

Quote to Consider / Inspire: ‘What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.’ – Karl Lagerfeld

Listening to: Gord Downie’s ‘Introduce Yourself;’ a song reminding of my father coping with Alzheimer’s disease.

Winter Grazing

Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 1
Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 1
Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 2
Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 2
Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 3
Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 3
Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 4
Near Abraham Lake – Winter Grazing – 4

Bighorn sheep take advantage of a windswept, mountain meadow to graze.

Quote to consider – ‘One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.’ – Annie Liebovitz

Listening to: Joni Mitchell’s ‘This Flight Tonight;’ a surprise to find that a Nazareth song I’d listened so often to in my teens was penned, strummed and sung by Joni Mitchell.

Just Looking at So Much – South and West from Edmonton

Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada - 1
Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada – 1
Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada - 2
Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada – 2
Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada - 3
Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada – 3
From Abraham Lake to Banff National Park - 1
From Abraham Lake to Banff National Park – 1
From Abraham Lake to Banff National Park - 2
From Abraham Lake to Banff National Park – 2
Banff National Park - 1
Banff National Park – 1
Banff National Park - 2
Banff National Park – 2
Banff National Park - 3
Banff National Park – 3
Banff National Park - 4
Banff National Park – 4

-30C and lower temperatures – a day beginning at 2:00 a.m. with a drive from Edmonton south and west, a day at Abraham Lake and into Banff National Park.

Quote to consider – ‘The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking at so much.’ – Annie Liebovitz

Listening to: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Harmony Hall.’