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Travel Theme: The Four Elements

Earth, Air, Water and Fire – the challenge of Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week.  All but fire feature prominently in my collections – but I do have those too! Earth – Haleakala Crater in Maui – always leaves me with … Continue reading

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Winter can be beautiful – mini road trip.

I get restless this time of year.  Calgary is known for it’s Chinooks – warming winds which can make winter snow disappear and leave ‘blah browns’ around for another 3 months.  (Sadly, no matter how mild the winter, the green … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Multiples

This week’s travel theme focuses on ‘multiples’ – go forth and ‘multiply’, or find multiples to photograph.  My mind immediately traveled to flowers – abundant fields of Tulips, bright groupings of Daisies, fragrant Plumeria, all of which I’ve captured endlessly over … Continue reading

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Photos With Finesse – 2013 Scenic Calendar – makes a great gift!

A few years ago I created calendars as Xmas gifts for friends and family as a way to show the relatives abroad some of the local sights.   I was surprised, and pleased with the response from folks outside the family.  After … Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Theme: Foliage

Ailsa’s weekly travel theme focuses on foliage this week.  As Albertans only have about 5 months of foliage per year (May through September) if we’re lucky, we enjoy it while we can.  I love fall foliage (just keep hitting next … Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Theme: White

This week’s travel theme is ‘white’, in honour of the 30th anniversary celebrating the UN’s International Day of Peace (Friday September 21st).  Conceived of in 1981, it was first celebrated in 1982.  I do like the idea of “strengthening the ideals  … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This week’s photo challenge asks us to demonstrate how the inside of something can be more interesting than the outside.  Initially I had visions of jelly doughnuts, or Boston creams (I think it was near dinner time when I read the post);  … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to post what signifies summer.  In Calgary & Southern Alberta, that can mean blazing hot sunny days, or ambling flakes of snow – sadly, I’m not kidding! As a child it meant school was … Continue reading

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Friend, Foe or Photographer?…

I recently heard a sad story about a bride whose wedding was up at the picturesque Banff Springs Hotel.  She’d hired a friend to do her wedding photos to keep some of her costs down.  The end results were not … Continue reading

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