Where Did Summer Go?

Whenever winter rolls around in Calgary I always feel like I didn’t get out enough during the summer. I take a look through the photos I shot and think, what the hell was I doing all summer? I do have a decent amount of photos I can use if I don’t feel like going outside to freeze, but I now that’s it’s cold out I can’t help but think I was missing out in August. Ah well, there’s always next year! Here’s a sunset from this past summer.


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East Village Sunset

I took this picture in the summer and kind of forgot about it. I was riding around on my bike trying to find a good spot to get a shot of the sunset and I knew I was in a now or never type situation. So I burned down a narrow path to the riverside and shot this photo just in the nick of time! 🙂

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Overpass

This is a C-Train (local subway) overpass that connects downtown to my neighbourhood in Calgary. Next stop, my house! 🙂

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River Rocks

Lens: Vivitar 28mm f2 @f2

I was down by the river the other night shooting some photos. I came across this stack of rocks set up just perfectly to shoot a photo. I was using my Vivitar manual focus lens and it was the perfect lens for this shot. The lens blurred the photo just enough to give good separation from the background, but you are still able to make out what is back there. I love those blurry bits!

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Bow River Night

Shot at f/16

I shot this one on Saturday night from underneath the Skipping Stone Bridge on St. Patricks Island (in Calgary). I was using my Fujifilm X-E1 with an old Canon FD mount Vivitar 28mm f/2 close focus lens. The camera and lens performed wonderfully together. This shot is straight out of the camera (other than a slight touch of straightening). Getting pictures like this straight out of the camera is the exact reason I got interested in Fujifilm cameras and I must say they are living up to the hype!

The 2nd picture I had to color correct a touch because under the bridge there are these blue LED lights and it looked really crazy haha. I didn’t spend a ton of time doing it either as you can probably tell ;).

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Double Slide

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Minolta 50mm 1.4

I was down at the park with some friends and my family on Friday evening when I took these. My sons were having quite the time on the slide and decided doubling up on the slide might be a fun time. Looks like they were right. 😉

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Pieces to the Puzzle

This picture is kind of cool because of all the action going on. At first glance you might not even notice, but there really is a lot happening. First off and most importantly, the couple walking across the bridge. Then of course the people on the boat and the other people about to launch their boat. Another important piece to this photo is the train going by in the background. I waited quite a while to get that train going by and to have a good shot of some people on the bridge before shooting the photo. All these little things might not be much interest to most people, but to me they all come together to make this picture something I can appreciate.

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Camera: Canon 6D & 300mm f/2.8

Sunset by the River

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Not a bad spot to spend a Friday evening! A sunset by the river is always a good time in my book :).

Oh and happy fathers day to all the dads out there! ;).

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Steel Wool City

exif data rob moses canon 50D Tamron 17-50mm vcHere is another shot from the night my friend and I were trying out our hand at spinning some steel wool. I shot this one from a the Skipping Stone Bridge.

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Sitting Around The East Village

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I was down in the East Village of Calgary over the weekend. I was taking pictures of the river off the boardwalk when I decided to try out one of these chairs. I figured if I was gonna grab a nice little seat for my self I might as well shoot another photo while I’m at it. 🙂

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Colourful Night

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I took the streets of the East Village last night. I ended up down by the river on St. Patricks Island to grab this shot of the Skipping Stone Bridge with a very colourful city in the background. The lights on the water look pretty cool too.

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Cold View

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I went out to shoot a few photos last night here in Calgary and I had to bust out the ol winter jacket! It was crazy windy and pretty cold. As if the cold night wasn’t enough, I woke up to snow on my car and lawn haha. Thankfully it’s all melted now and the forecast is calling for warmer weather after today!

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From the East Village

Camera: Canon 6D & 28mm f/1.8 ~ Settings: f/20 – 20 seconds – ISO 100

I shot this on Sunday night right before I shot the photo in my last post. This little part of the East Village in Calgary is cool. Once some of these buildings are done and some stores and coffee shops start opening it’s going to be awesome. It’s still nice to look at even now though :).

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