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
This is a bit of a silly post, but it’s summer, it’s hot outside, and I’ve been busy at work, so a little fun is in order. The Roughriders may be 0 and 3 to start the season and the crowd at tomorrow night’s game (night games are my favourite) could get even more rowdy than usual if the team doesn’t get off to a winning start, but I’ll be happily in my seat taking pictures of the players’ arms! These are pics from the last home game against the Argonauts and prove my point that football players really do have the nicest arms…
8 o’clock start time meant there was nice light at the beginning of the game…
Turned out to be a nice night to watch football and the ‘Riders won which is even better! I’ll miss Taylor Field when the new stadium is done in 2017. I have mixed feelings about the cost of a new stadium when there are so many other things in Regina that need fixing, but at the same time at some point the city would need to build a new stadium. So, politics aside, I’m just happy it will be roof-less as I think football is meant to be played under a prairie sky.
I had high hopes prior to last week that I would get some spectacular photos during Grey Cup Festival events and at the game itself. Alas, I have excuses why I didn’t accomplish that goal!
It was cold outside. Really cold. (Although, perhaps that’s not really a good excuse because I did take pictures at the Grey Cup Parade on Saturday morning when it was -22 out!)
I was busy enjoying all the Grey Cup festival events. I was out four nights in a row (can’t remember the last time I did that!) and I just wanted to enjoy the events.
My camera stopped working at halftime at the game so I was unable to capture the end of the game and the Grey Cup presentation. 😦
Anyway, these are not some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken, but they capture some of the events during Grey Cup week. (And since I know there are some people who check out my blog who may not know what the Grey Cup is, I suppose you could call it Canada’s Superbowl, although that may not be quite accurate. It’s the championship game for the Canadian Football League and the Grey Cup Festival is a celebration for the fans. This year, the 101st Grey Cup game was in Regina, and the hometown team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders were in it against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. And we won! And it was amazing!
And, since my camera stopped working, I’ll skip right to a bad iPhone pic walking home down the Green Mile while fireworks were shot off the top of City Hall!
And now, after a fabulous Grey Cup Week, life is starting to get back to normal!
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
Photography is a wonderful hobby because you start looking at everything you see in a whole new way. It makes you become more aware of your surroundings, of how the right light can change a fairly mundane scene into something beautiful or dramatic, and it connects you to the world in a different way. I’m a quiet person, more content to observe a scene rather than be in the scene, and photography is a great tool to share how I see the world. I’ve developed a penchant for traveling, but all these pics were taken fairly close to home in the last few weeks.
And…as my mom would say when I was a kid and couldn’t find something I was looking for, “just open your eyes and look!”