Friday, July 5, 2013

Come Hell or High Water!

Only two weeks removed from some of the worst flooding in Calgary's history, come hell or high water has become the unofficial theme of the 2013 edition of the Calgary Stampede. Today the 101st Stampede kicked off with a parade and things went off without a hitch.

Stampede Parade!

For the next ten days this city will take a break from the flood cleanup and blow off some steam. Awesome!

Keep shooting.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Canada Fireworks 2013

I picked a new spot to shoot Canada Day fireworks this year, right on the Centre Street Bridge where they originate.

I liked the idea of having downtown Calgary in the background but I was not so keen on the one streetlight in the foreground. Composing it out of the frame was possible but I thought the shot lost a lot of context. It wasn't the greatest location but you have to try it in order to find out.

Canada Day

What I did like though was after the fireworks display ended I took pictures of the crowd dispersing and walking back up Centre Street. It produced a really neat effect with the longer exposures.

Canada Day

Keep shooting.