Inglewood Photo Walk

Last month, I participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk which comprised 1,339 walks around the world. Each walk consisted of 50 people with a volunteer leader who toured a downtown or trendy areas. My walk was a combination of both in historic Inglewood.

Inglewood is situated along the Bow River and is just outside of downtown Calgary. It was once the city’s original downtown and has many historic buildings. We began in a pathway along the river, but our attention quickly turned to some unusual items in this residential alleyway.

An old shed in the alleyway seems to be holding up quite well to the elements.

A funny thing happens when you put a group of eager photographers in one location. Everything gets documented thoroughly. This coffee cup wasn’t going to photograph itself.

Most autumn leaves had already fallen, but plenty of autumn colour was still around. The Bow River can be seen in the background.

My equipment of choice for a couple of years has been a Canon Rebel T2i with a fairly large 15-85mm lens. I have also begun experimenting with smaller prime lens, such as Canon’s least expensive lens, a 50mm, shown here.

Old news lays on the ground covered in autumn leaves. This photo was my submission to the competition element of the walk. I didn’t win considering the tough competition with many talented participating photographers. The photographer with the winning picture did a great job capturing the expression of a man walking along a path. Another great photo was of a homeless man waking up under a bridge and captures an interesting side of Inglewood.

I was lucky enough to catch this CP train making its way through Inglewood. Inside this big beast of a machine, you can see the driver doing well to not be distracted by half a dozen photographers crowding around the crossing.

Many old buildings with unique architecture are still standing in Inglewood.

Advertisements on buildings are a declining artform, but many of them have stood the test of time. Rudge Cycle (later Rudge-Whitworth), shown on this building in Inglewood, ceased operations in 1939. Thus, this advertisement has been intact for over 70 years. How is that even possible?

Following the walk, our group went to lunch at Without Papers Pizza. Rodman, who joined me on this walk, posed for this portrait.


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