Back in September, I visited Japan with friends traveling through Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. I previously visited Kyoto in 2009 (blog posts here), but saw completely different sights during this visit.
Lake Louise is always beautiful, but I am especially enjoying how the colours of fall are still now peering through snow. In fact, the snow made the trails up to the Lake Agnes Tea House too slippery, so I walked around the back instead along a trail I’ve never explored before.
Last summer, I visited the Calgary Zoo, 5 years after my first visit there in 2012. This time, I used my Fujifilm 55-200mm telephoto lens which worked well for allowing me to “get close” to so many of the animals without any other distractions.
I’d like to thank my friends Peter and Rodman for identifying the subjects of my favourite photos included in this post. Enjoy!
I recently participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk through the Eau Claire area of Calgary. Each year, photographers around the world participate in photo walks in their communities on the same day, entering a photo contest for a chance to win prizes. Personally, I enjoy the opportunity to explore parts of Calgary in a new way and observing how other photographers capture the same scenes.
I previously participated in a photo walk in Inglewood in Calgary.
Below are a few of my favourite photos from this year’s walk.
There aren’t too many places in Calgary which are truly “gritty”, but I’ve been working on a collection of images for years which seem to fit the definition in a visual way.
Ralph Klein Park is one of Calgary’s newest parks, named in honour of former Premier of Alberta and mayor of Calgary, Ralph Klein who passed away in 2013. This man-made wetland was built to improve stormwater quality before it enters the Bow River.
Ralph Klein Park is still not very popular as many people don’t really know about it yet, so it was a relaxing place to visit and explore. It also has a few notable things to see. I had been planning to go for quite a while, and recently decided to finally drive out to visit the park. Continue reading
I’d like to share a few photos of my favourite areas around Saint John taken during my visits at Christmas as well as in May.