As it is November and prairies have been covered in snow for a couple of weeks now I find myself wanting a little color. Winters are long here in Alberta. Short days, at this time of year, make me want to go back to time of sunshine, warmth and color.
Last day of our summer trip to Southern Alberta we have started in Drumheller, where we stopped to visit the Hoodoos. As early as we went, there were already quite a lot of visitors climbing the rocks and wondering about. It is a very interesting place, with an unusual landscape.
When you set up on a trip, you never know what kind of weather you encounter. This summer, we were, mostly, spared the rain but, quite often, were forced to drive through a hazy world, due to smoke being blown to our province from BC fires. At times, though, the haze lifted, giving us a clear view of the surrounding world. Driving for hundreds kilometers, you can see lots of different types on landscapes, especially, if you are moving east from the Rocky Mountains towards central parts of southern Alberta. From hills partially obscuring the Rockies, to the very flat prairies, there is always something interesting to see.
On the way from Waterton National Park to Drumheller, we decided to stop at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. I have been meaning to take a trip there for a while now and was excited to finally be able to do so.
About a year ago, during fall, we have decided to visit Wabamun Marina at night and see if we could get any nice shots. It was rather a cool night, so we have spent there just enough time to make a try at creating a star trail picture and a few other shots around.
It is a bit nasty outside today, so it's not a huge surprise I have turned to pictures, I have taken during our early morning trip to Rundle Park, here in Edmonton's River Valley. I can't believe it has been a month since we have visited, though the world looks much changed from that morning. We have lost all that brilliant foliage that was covering all the trees, glowing beautifully in sunrise light..
As the weather becomes colder, I find myself missing summer more and more. It is a good thing, I have so many pictures from our travels to look at. With my family visiting from Poland we were given a perfect excuse (not that we ever needed one, really ;D) to travel all over our province to show them around. This time, we have taken them to visit Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta.
aking old film cameras on vacation, deciding to take images only with those can be a little risky. Specially when you never shot with a camera before. A great friend of mine, came all the way from New York, and brought me a Minolta X570,
As the weather continues to deteriorate (they are forecasting snow for the next 24 hours) my mind seems to be drawn more and more to the time when sun was shining bright, it was warm and everybody was in a mood for exploring. Yes, I do mean summer ;D.