calgary-photography

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CWHL Clarkson Cup

Les Canadiennes de Montreal defeat the Calgary Inferno in the CWHL Clarkson Cup final 3-1 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on March 5, 2017 PHOTO: Chris Tanouye/Canadian Women’s Hockey League

After picking up lunch today my wife and I decided to try and find a peaceful place to sit in our car and eat. We drove just two minutes beyond Calgary’s city-limits and ended up here. The sun was shining, there was no sound other than the breeze rustling the grass around us, and the golden foothills were as beautiful as ever. Best lunch I’ve had in a while!

Calgary, Canada, 05/14/16

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What an adventure! I almost didn’t go out last night because of the clouds. At 10, I changed my mind. By 10:30, I hadn’t found my tripod screw, which had fallen out! Thankfully, by 11, I had found it, and was on my way.
By midnight, I was in Canmore. My plan was to go up to Whiteman Gap and see what I could see. There wasn’t a hint of green in the sky, and I decided to make the most of my time by taking photos of that lake by the nordic centre. (Does it have a name?)
After snapping some photos, finding the angle I wanted, and taking the test shot attached below and resolving with myself to fix the focus and try again, I turned around and saw gorgeous pillars above the clouds - right behind the cellphone tower I was near!
I bombed up the Spray Lakes road at speeds well in excess of R, and found myself with burst on, blasting away at the dancing aurora.
Glad I went out!