storm clouds at sunset

This post could also have been called “When Clouds Attack” as the ominous colour of the clouds seemed surreal to me.  I took these pictures about a month ago after a storm that came and went very suddenly.  It was about 9 o’clock, and close to getting dark, when I went outside to investigate picture taking opportunities. You never know what you’ll find!

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Evening in the Great Bear Rainforest

Prior to the trip, I imagined spending evenings on the deck of the boat watching the setting sun with my camera by my side and a book in my hands.  Since the Great Bear Rainforest is fairly far north and the trip was the week before the summer solstice, it didn’t get dark until about 11pm. Some of our days started fairly early, and sleeping on the boat was one of my many favourite parts of the trip, so I didn’t take a lot of pictures in the evening.  You can see, though, that every evening’s sky was different, but the water was always so calm.

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I’m on vacation as of Friday, and going on my annual camping trip with my parents so I likely won’t post anything for the next week or so (unless I get a good picture with my iPhone that I want to share!)

 

 

when in doubt, take pictures of clouds

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

I took a lot of pictures of clouds this week.  The first two were from my balcony last Monday night when I was experimenting with my tripod so I know what I’m doing when I take it on my upcoming trip and the last two I took near the Goose Island Overlook in Wascana Centre last night.  When in doubt, take pictures of clouds!

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fun with KitCam

It was a beautiful, sunny, cold day here and I had the day off.  As much as I’m tired and uninspired by the snow, I thought I should actually take some pictures as it is now officially being reported that we’ve had the most amount of snow ever in this city – 196 cm (or about 6 1/2 feet)!  Last year, at this time we had no snow. Like most everyone in this province,  I’m so over wearing a winter jacket, winter boots, scarf, mitts and trudging through the snow everywhere I go.  This winter will end, though, and hopefully a beautiful summer lies ahead.
In the meantime I’m amusing myself with a new photo app for my iPhone called KitCam.  It’s great!  I paid $1.99 for the specialty lens pack and have had great fun with the kaleidoscope lens.  I will likely do at least one more post with pics taken with the lens, but for today, these ones are pictures of various snowbanks at different angles.  Followed by a couple of regular “I guess I should take some pictures of the snow” even though I don’t find them very interesting!  🙂

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Clouds

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I love my balcony because it’s a great vantage point to take pictures of the sky at any time of the day. I was going through my photo library and re-discovered this one that I took in September. I never get tired of taking pictures of the sky and now that its getting warmer and the days are getting longer, I plan to get out out with my camera a bit more frequently.

prairie meets the sky

I love the mountains, but the prairies are beautiful, too. A lot of people passing through the province on the TransCanada Highway think there is nothing to see, but how can you not love the wide open spaces, fields upon fields, and endless skies?