The other day, I wanted to try to photograph the well known Perseids meteor shower, which usually occurs at the end of August. Unfortunately there were a lot of cloudy and rainy days, and I had a fear that I might miss it. Then one day, the skies cleared up, so I grabbed by gear, and headed to Elk Island National Park.
Knowing my luck, or lack of it, the clouds started rolling in just as the first stars showed up. At first they were wispy and light, but soon enough they started gathering in strength.
Suddenly in the far distance I've noticed some flashes. Storm was coming. Oh what luck. To actually be ahead of a large storm. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to get some nice lightning pictures. I quickly changed my view point, and waited. Within an hour the storm was close enough to show off a fantastic light show, but far enough that it didn't rain. I was giddy as a kid at Christmas. Enjoy!
So our Canon fest was going great, until we go interrupted by the arrival of an alien species. We later learned that these species, are affectionately called The Nikonians. To tell the truth The Nikonian wasn't so bad, as a lot of people would have you believe. Yes they do speak a different language, and over all are a little strange, but all in all they are very nice. I was a little fascinated by the strange behaviour of The Nikonian, and I did manage to capture some of this behaviour in pictures. Here they are. Enjoy!
Canon Fest? Yes, a real Canon Fest. Well at least that what me and my two friends called it. Me, Randy Pond, Travis Forsyth and Jenn Townsend-Plant decided to create a a first in Edmonton, Canon Fest. Travis actually came all the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to join our little get together. Since we all are happy Canon DSLR users, we organized some aspiring models and hit the town. To be continued....
A few weeks ago, and good friend of mine and a vet went out to Elk Island National Park, to see if we can catch the sunset. We arrived at our favourite spot by Astotin Lake. I've photographed a lot of sunsets on that lake, and they are always different. Every one. One always meets some interesting people either watching the sunsets, or like us trying to capture it. This time we met Brian. Very interesting character. On the first glance you would not say he enjoyed sunsets. It was not the case. Here are some pictures of Brian, and his little puppy. Enjoy!
Yes I've been slacking in the posting department. I sincerely apologize for the sporadic postings lately. My excuse is, that I went back to normal work, and being away from it for almost 2 months, makes it a little challenging to get back in the groove. I do have lots of photos to show you. Lots. So with out further ramblings here is Jena who was part of a large group photo shoot at a secret location somewhere in Alberta. Enjoy.
I think it was the most interesting thing I have seen in a very long time. The clouds were changing their formation by the minute, and it was steadily growing. Luckily it passed us by. I would not want to be driving through this.