On October 9th of last year, Calgary was dazzled with a sunset so incredible that people stepped out of their houses to take pictures. The city is always quite beautiful during the evening hours, but this sunset was very different. Everything around the city seemed to glow.
From my balcony, I was able to capture a stunning photo of the city skyline which I previously shared on social media (including Instagram). The attention it received makes that image one of my most popular ever.
In this post, I would also like to share several other photos taken that day which show the Rocky Mountains in the distance, and other parts of Calgary’s downtown and Beltline neighbourhood skylines. Everything looked incredible in these lighting conditions. Continue reading
I am currently in Houston for work. Heavy rains (as reported widely in the news) began on Sunday night, resulting in emergency flash flood warnings. Even though my client’s office is only 2 blocks away, flooding preventing me from walking to it. Most of Houston was shut down on Monday. Continue reading
Barrier Lake is a beautiful and easily accessible man-made lake, created by the damming of the Kannanaskis River. The Rocky Mountains offer many beautiful vistas outside of Calgary, but Barrier Lake is particularly close, and easily accessible at all times of the year.
The river is quite active with kayakers and boaters. I was fortunate to see some of them during one of my visits. Even when the lake is frozen over during winter, the snow and the mountains are still worth seeing. I hope you enjoy a few of my favourite photos from this location. Continue reading
The 2013 Alberta flood was one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history. Its effect on Calgary was widely reported, but outside the city, the town of High River was also severely affected with flood waters rising over the tops of cars in the downtown area. The entire town of 13,000 was evacuated for days. Continue reading
Things started well with my very first 3D printer, but as time went on, I realized I was ready to upgrade to something with better reliability and capabilities. After careful research, I bought the Wanhao Duplicator i3. It is in the same price category as my first printer, and takes the same plastic filament, allowing me to reuse some of my existing rolls of filament. To make space for new kinds of filament, I did sell 10 of my 18 rolls of filament on Kijiji. Continue reading
17th Avenue in Calgary is one of the city’s most active spots for socializing and night life. It was recently referred to as the Red Mile during the Flames Stanley Cup playoffs.
Earlier this year, I walked the avenue at night, and captured many great photos. Here are my favourites! Continue reading
My last set of photos from Hong Kong feature the stunning views from the famous Victoria Peak, more commonly known locally as simply The Peak.
For 150 years, Hong Kong was under British administration, as one of the many parts of the former British Empire. In 1997, control of Hong Kong was handed back to mainland China. Continue reading