Tag Archives: Southern Alberta

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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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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Calgary’s Globalfest 2012 – Philippines Fireworks Display

I was absolutely delighted to be chosen as part of the volunteer photography team for Globalfest 2012.  I’d attended the event, as a spectator, a few times over the past several years and loved it.  Although the Fireworks shows are highlights, … 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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Sneak-A-Peek: Kathy & Family

What better way to start a gorgeous summer’s morning than with a trip down to the stunning Fish Creek Provincial Park in south Calgary.  Entering from the Bow Valley Ranch side is something I’ve never done before.  (We’re from the … Continue reading

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Sneak-a-Peek: Deanna & Greg’s country wedding…

I was delighted to be asked to shoot Deanna & Greg’s wedding.  She’s been a neighbour for years and I’ve watched Sydney grow up from toddler to beautiful young lady.  It was a second marriage for both, an intimate country … Continue reading

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Summer Events – have you booked your photographer yet?

Summer’s upon us once again – ‘finally’ I hear my fellow Calgarians cry.  Or perhaps that should read YEEHAW.  The Calgary Stampede is one of our biggest annual events and tourist attractions – this year celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. From ‘simple’ … 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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Spring in Calgary – brown, blah or beautiful?

Calgarians have the best of a number of worlds – we’re the sunniest large city in the country. (Hamlets in Southern Alberta take top spot.)  Our winters are broken up with Chinooks.  There’s beautiful scenery, mountains nearby, a large amount … Continue reading

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