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Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 ~ March 31st ~ Something Starting with the Letter "C"


Something Starting with the Letter "C" ~ Chairs!!

No one out yet sunbathing ... but soon all that snow will be gone!!

Castle Mountain Chalets

Along Highway 1A

Just a few photos from along Highway 1A.  I love this route ... so peaceful and pretty ... in winter and in summer or anything ... just one of those lost in the forest moments that everyone needs.




Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2016 ~ March 29th ~ Photographer's Choice


The WindMill Room ... This is in Deadman's Flats, I have never noticed the windmill before and spotted and just had to get a couple of photos!!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

2016 ~ March 27th ~ Something Starting with the Letter "B"


Barbed Wire ... Love the depth of field on this image ... its one of those things that can make or break an image.  Also so much fun to play with ... never know what you may get.

At Banff Station!!

Had a great experience at Banff Train Station yesterday.  I have not been that close when a train was heading out of the station, it was rather cool!!!

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Listen to the bells!!!

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Listen to that whistle!!  Love that sound!!

Heading to Vancouver, BC!!

Deadman's Flats, Alberta


A view from Deadman's Flats!!  Deadman's Flats has some very interesting history.

Alberta History

As a gateway to a major pass through the Rocky Mountains, the Bow Valley has been a transportation corridor since the time the early Aboriginal groups, explorers and fur trades. The arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883 and the discovery of nearby coal resulted in the district’s development.
The name of one community in the Bow Valley, Dead Man’s Flats, has a number of possible origins. The most prevalent is said to have arisen from a grisly incident that occurred in May, 1904.

Around 1900, Jean Marret came from France to the Canmore area to operate a dairy farm. He encourageed his brother Francois to join him. Francois did not like life as a farm hand and spent the next three years working at odd jobs in Canmore and Cochrane. As time passed, he started hearing the voices of his long-dead parents and a constant bussing in his head. Francois was convinced his parents were telling him his brother was trying to kill him with invisible electrical machines. In an alleged act of self-defence, Francois Marret murdered Jean with an axe as he lay asleep in bed. Then, near this spot, Francois threw his brother’s lifeless body into the Bow River.

At his trial, expert witnesses stated that auditory hallucinations were symptom of a deep-seated disease. This condition, they believed, had been brough on by Francois’ life of privation while serving the French Foreign Legion in Africa. Two weeks after the killing, the verdict was in. On the grounds of insanity, Francois Marret was acquitted of his brother’s murder and was committed for the rest of his life to the asylum in Brandon, Manitoba.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2016 ~ March 22nd ~ Nature

Saving Nature and Wildlife ... one of the most important things!!


Example of the Animal Walkways over the highways in Banff National Park.  To help keep the animals safe.



Information that can be found:



Click on the above images to be able to read the information.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2016 ~ March 16th ~ Green

Loads of Green with a touch of Purple!!  Found this on a walk today, Yes outside!!  I am sure they poor noses will be frozen before the end of the day!!


Grape Hyacinth

Texture - Trees

Photographed this today, but it was actually part of February's Photo Challenge .. just one of those things that you find come across and the light is hitting it just right.



Saturday, March 12, 2016

Historic Lacombe 1890-1910


There are some really awesome murals in Lacombe, didn't get a chance to photograph all of them but wanted to share what I did.

"Our heritage mural theme was designed and painted by local artist Tim Giles in 2007-2008.  Financial support received from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and from the Town of Lacombe was paramount to the creation of our very first theme.
These 20 murals, rich in history and culture, depict daily life in Lacombe between 18900 and 1910.  Painted in the heart of Lacombe's historic downtown district, which features many examples of Edwardian architecture, the murals are a true testament to our community's vibrant heritage."






Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 ~ March 11th ~ Same Subject, 5 Angles

Ok, so thought this was going to be hard but once your open your mind, it can be rather fun and interesting.

Wide angle lens is such a fun tool (toy)!!






Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2016 ~ March 8th ~ Photographers Choice

Ahh!! Photographer's Choice ... love these ... you pick something that really appeals to you.

This was also take down in East Village as well ... love the different Art structures in Calgary ... they can be so much fun!!


Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 ~ March 7th ~ City

Went for a walk down through East Village today and found the new play park this there.  Looks like fun, wish I was a little kid again!  There is a great new public garden that will be opening up this coming spring, can't wait to go down and check it out what all the flowers and planets will be in bloom.

There are some interesting views of the downtown from here as well.  I needed to use my wide angle to get almost all of it.


Waiting for Spring!!

I love to walk along the Riverwalk towards Fort Calgary. I come across this poor guy all the time. Ever so patient waiting for spring to come and all the workers to return to his garden!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

2016 ~ March 6th ~ Black & White

I have a thing for trees.  For me they have such character whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.  They can be so dramatic looking to me.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

2016 ~ March 5th ~ Sepia

Sepia is fun to do ... unfortunately, when I shoot I don't see in sepia ... I see in Black and White ... Don't ask haha :)


Not sure if the sepia muddies it or if it is ok ... let me know what you think :)

Friday, March 4, 2016

2016 ~ March 4th ~ Landscape

Landscapes in the City ... I love that Calgary has tonnes of Green space with in the City.  Now granted it is March and there is much for green but one day soon it will be. It surprises me every year how quite things change!!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

2016 ~ March 3rd ~ Still Life



I have had this thought over and over again .. And will probably keep working on the same idea but with different layouts and props ... I find it fun to do still life images ... arm full of props and just play .. never know what you may come up with.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2016 ~ March 2nd ~ Marco


Playing around with my macro .... weather was dull so had to make my own fun today.


I need thoughts ... I like this but not sure ... Playing with my macro. It may need a bit more playing smile emoticon haha

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Missed Photography Subjects - February

February 2016


Been sick much of February, so photography kinda went to the back burner but March is a new month and looking forward to getting out and about to see what I can find.
  1. Fork
  2. Upside Down
  3. Morning Sky
  4. My Drink
  5. Numbers
  6. Texture
  7. Silent
  8. Destruction
  9. Rock
  10. Pedestrians
  11. Public Transit
  12. Small