Calgary

Photo Blogging Challenge – Blue (November 2017)

This month’s photo blogging challenge features blue – the most common colour in my world thanks to the broad prairie sky overhead, its reflection in rivers, ponds and lakes, and the extensive use of blue-tinted glass in Calgary’s newest office towers.

The one constraint I imposed was to take all photos in downtown Calgary, since last month’s PBC post featured photos from Canmore. Please click through to enjoy urban variations on blue…

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Photographer’s Choice (October 2017)

Autumn is our favourite season, and it comes early to this part of the world. Peak colour usually happens in September. But in October, later sunrises and earlier sunsets make it easy to get out at just the right time to enhance lingering fall colours with golden hour light. Since Canadian Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October, “Thanksgiving” was the obvious connecting theme for these photographs, all made over the Thanksgiving long weekend spent in Canmore.

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Selfie (September 2017)

As of August 2017, humans take somewhere around 93 million selfies per day. The average millenial will take more than 25,000 selfies in his/her lifetime. I’m definitely not a millenial, and if there’s a trick to taking flattering selfies, I haven’t figured it out; a phone camera lens in close proximity to my already angular face is not a recipe for success. So I generally turn my back on the whole idea of selfies. So in the spirit of the photo blogging challenge, I got creative and used some old school methods to craft a handful of self-portraits for September.

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Point of View (July 2017)

One fun approach to this month’s theme would have been to assemble a series of photographs emphasizing the position from which each was taken. Another option would have been to photograph one subject from many different vantage points. I chose to make photographs reflecting my connection with nature, since, over the years, I’ve found that being in nature is essential to my well-being. A growing body of research shows my experience is not unique!