I had no idea there were so many pelicans in Wascana Park…
The pictures above were taken a couple of weeks ago, so then I had to go into my photo library and have a look at the other pelican pictures I’ve taken, mostly near the Albert Street Bridge. The last two are my favourite, a happy coincidence of good timing and just the right light.
Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.
…and cheers to a fresh start in 2018…my only New Year’s resolution is to take more pictures!
A collection of scenes and things that captured my interest in the month of July…
flock of pelicans over Wascana Park
at Claybank Brick Plant, lots of cool things to photograph here…
I was a safe distance away….it didn’t want to move. It was also 35 degrees celsius that day and there was no shade in sight. Its family was laying in the grass on the other side of the road.
a roof in a field?
summer night in the city, watching the sky
Between 9am and midnight on Saturday, I spent a total of about an hour inside. That is a perfect summer day in my books. We are in the midst of a heatwave here (a thunderstorm with a good soaking rain would be most welcome). It’s the kind of heat that soaks into your bones, and forces you to move at a slower pace.
And find shade….
Or just bask in the sun for awhile..
In the evening, the Saskatchewan Roughriders played their second game in brand new Mosaic Stadium. Night games are my favourite (this pic is actually from last Saturday’s Canada Day game). A win, too!
Everyone left the stadium under a spectacular full moon. I was anxious to get home and try to get some pics. Since I’ve been so busy at work, I haven’t really picked up a camera as much as I’d like to. It was eerily quiet and peaceful at midnight considering it was a Saturday night and I wandered down the street trying to find a good vantage point. It’s been awhile since I had that feeling of it’s just me and my camera and the subject I’m trying to photograph.
It was a good day.
There is something haunting in the light of the moon – Joseph Conrad
You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns. Henry David Thoreau
In the case of these photos, the attractive spot was on the water, in a zodiac with six other people being as still and quiet as possible to observe this grizzly in the Great Bear Rainforest in June, 2013. I can’t believe it’s been four years since that trip! I still think about it often and I’m grateful to have memories of spending eight days on a boat exploring a very unique, beautiful, wild, and amazing place in my own country.
One of my favourite photos ever – look at that face!!!
During the busy Christmas season, it’s important to just chill-out a little, too, like Finnigan here….(However, I’m not sure he’s pleased that I got down on the floor, stuck a camera in front of his face and interrupted his quiet time).