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Snow Season Walks in Canmore

Winter, like any other time of year, is a great season for being out and about in Canmore. The amazing mountain scenery enhances any outdoor activity, whether pond skating, cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing or simply (Nordic) walking. Heading out on familiar trails, time after time, could be boring. But by choosing to observe the changing of seasons and search out previously unnoticed details, it’s possible to enjoy the same trails season after season, and year after year…

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A Wall is Just a Wall at Esker Foundation

After seeing images of the oh-so Instagrammable pink-blue room at Esker Foundation pop up in my feed for weeks, I finally headed to Esker Foundation’s exhibition space to see it IRL. And while I can understand why pink-blue is garnering so many likes, there’s a lot more to this show, all of which got me thinking about some of the ways architectural design is intended to influence human behaviour. The show runs through May 6, 2018. Admission to Esker is free.

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Gear Review: Peak Design Everyday Bags

Peak Design added thoughtfully designed bags to their slate of camera gear accessories in 2015. With sleek, durable exteriors and multi-pocketed, flexible interiors, Peak Design positioned these bags to be your everyday carry. After using the Everyday Messenger since January 2016 and the Everyday Backpack and Everyday Tote since January 2017, I have a solid base of experience upon which to share my use case for each bag, along with likes, dislikes and other bits of feedback. Plus, thanks to Peak Design’s affiliate program, we can offer you 10% off your next purchase from Peak Design’s online store.

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Simple (February 2018)

You’d think making five photographs for this month’s theme would be straightforward. Plain, uncomplicated images should be simple to create. Instead, this month’s challenge turned into an extended lesson on a basic tenet of composition:  keep working the scene until your framing leaves out anything extraneous. This meant trying multiple angles, heights and distances before finally pressing the shutter button. It also prompted me to turn away from majestic mountain landscapes and search out singular details of nature.

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Lego (January 2018)

The Lego theme is an easy one for the GeoKs! We’ve been adult fans of Lego (AFOLs) ever since Mr. GeoK spotted the pneumatic crane set 8460-1 a in a toy shop window in France in 1995. After carefully breaking down the box to lie flat in his pack and fitting the sealed bags of bricks in among his clothes, Mr. GeoK packed that set around Europe for a few weeks before we flew back to Canada and it was the set that started it all….