Don Ross and Brooke Miller performed at two events in Calgary this last weekend. the first, Friday night, was a house concert, in a friend’s home. Dean gathered a small group of friends for this wonderful evening. During the first part of the evening the sun was streaming in the window, putting the faces of the two performers in the shadows, then during the 2nd half of the show, we had two living room lights to light the room. Needless to say both lighting situations had their challenges for photography, and the reason for black and white images.
Almost every photographer I know has a picture of this tiny Methodist church that sits just west of Cochrane Alberta, just off highway 1A on your way to Banff. If you are driving to Banff National Park and want to visit the historic site you have to take highway 1A, the slow and scenic route, it is our favourite way to travel.
The day we visited the storm clouds were looming above, gathering for what later turned out to be quite the snow storm, there was just enough light breaking through the clouds and along the horizon for a dramatic images. Light was reflecting off the snow around the church giving it enough light to show detail in the siding, and the wind howling across the prairies. Not a great day for walking, but a great day for pictures.
Blogging has been rather hit and miss lately, but I am trying to get back to blogging regularly, wish me luck!
I met Moji Ajele at one early morning BNI Rocky Mountain Thunder chapter meeting. I was relatively new to the group and we were having a visitor meeting. Moji, as the Executive Director of Alberta South was there to tell the visitors a little about BNI (Business Network International) and to invite them to join our networking group.
I have mentioned BNI a couple of time over the last few weeks, so I should tell you a little about the organization. BNI is the world’s largest referral organization, helping businesses to grow their business. I have been a member of the Rocky Mountain Thunder Chapter since January of 2013 it is a positive supportive group of professionals, they have helped me to grow my business and provided great business advised and information. They are inspirational and have helped me to take my photography from a passion to a business.
Moji is passionate about growing BNI in Southern Alberta, and helping member businesses to be successful. We spent about an hour together while doing her business portraits, it was a wonderful hour that slipped by so easily. She is full of energy, excited about her role, laughs easily and has the most amazing smile. See more images from Moji’s portrait session.
Guy Cooley – Realtor and BNI Rocky Mountain Thunder Member
I met Guy Cooley, at the BNI Rocky Mountain Thunder meeting. A family man, and top producing realtor with Keller Williams Realty Inc, since 2005. He is dedicated to his clients, he dedicated his time to learning everything he can about the Calgary Real Estate Market, and being up todate regarding current trends. He motto: “moving one family at a time” he knows that being a realtor is more about the family and their needs that it is about the property.
Guy was a joy to work with when doing his business portrait, we had a great time chatting as we worked, learning a little more about him and his family, as well as the important role they play in his life and the choices he makes.
If you are in the Calgary area and need a realtor I would highly recommend Guy. check out his facebook page, and for more images from our portrait session, check out the gallery of images.
Winter hit Alberta in a big way yesterday, and heavy snow blanket’s southern Alberta according to the cbc report.
Strong winds and anywhere from 15 to 25 centimetres of snow was in the forecast for Calgary Sunday, and another five centimetres could fall on Monday. The Calgary police were advising motorist to stay off city roads because of dangerous conditions. I took their advise seriously and stayed home to get a few things done! This image was taken last winter, looking south on highway 21. It had been a cold and windy day, the storm brewing on the horizon.
wondering the streets of downtown Calgary, I am always watching the shop windows and the reflections that appear with the display. Sometimes the reflections add to the story, sometimes it doesn’t. This time the two inthe window, look as if they could be standing near a tree in the park, the creature in the left of the image watching them closely.
I love old architecture, and in Calgary this is about as old as it gets! The cupola has a long history and you can read all about it on the Waymarking pages. It sits in the south-east corner of the James Short parade, there is a beautiful park to sit an enjoy the sun. I love the way the old building is framed by the new glass and steel buildings around it, give its age and grandeur more significance.
I am enjoying my time walking around Calgary! If you have a special place in Calgary that you would like me to visit, let me know.
we have glass globes hanging on the back deck, the view down the street is upside down, it is quite interesting to watch the season change through the glass. This weekend I noticed frost on the glass globe one of the prettiest views through the glass I have noticed in a long time. I grabbed my macro lens to capture a few images.
I hope you are staying warm.
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The square plots of land of grassland, fields of grain, farm yards, the rivers and lakes sewn together like a large quilt covering the land.
I love this patchwork quilt of colour, our land is a great natural resource. I have added this photo to Jakesprinter Sunday Post photo challenge about natural resources. I would recommend you take look.
Not too long ago I was out in the Linden area working, standing on the roof of a two-story house when I looked up and out across the prairies, what a beautiful day.
As much as I love to travel and see new places, I never tire of this view of the prairies. The big white puffy clouds going on seemingly forever. The rows of trees separating the varies fields and pasture land. It is September now, the mornings are colder, the farmers have started to harvest the crops, the days are getting shorter, and the light is changing.
This view is different today that it was just a month ago, and a month from now will look different yet again, maybe that is why I never tire of the view. I hope your view is one that inspires you.