We awoke to a gloomy morning. No rain but the threat hung, looming. Boiling water and steam, the smell of coffee and tea, eggs from a carton. Maple too. No bacon sadly. Stepping outside into the brisk morning air and seeing the hardy adventurers looking forward to the rewards that await the day.
The sun pushed hard through the thick cloud and lit a sliver of the mountain to the north. A welcoming of sorts. An invitation.
We pretty much all decided to go to where the sun laid God’s finger… Odaray. One of the most amazing hikes but not without its price. A steep wildlife corridor with limited group access only. We were in Grizzly habitat.
Sadly, we didn’t see any wildlife at all but the views were mind blowing.
No painting today but a glimpse from high up on this amazing hike where we would be painting tomorrow; McArthur.
Enjoy the pics.
What an amazing experience this has been. After so many years of working in Photoshop professionally, I was able to relinquish control to serendipity, smell the chemistry that made it possible, and feel that magic I felt so long ago. It was 27 years since I stepped into a darkroom and I thank my wife Stephanie for nudging me to go and Diane Bos for being such an inspiration.
I was at the Banff Centre today for a workshop hosted by Diane Bos. A photographic fine artist specializing in pin hole photography. I made a camera from a large gift box and took it out and shot this image. Very cool considering there’s no lens.
Enjoying my morning coffee, I came across this video. Wonderful stuff.
An image from the recent excursion to Waterton. I was riding up towards Pincher Creek looking for photo opportunities when the light on this hayfield caught my eye. The tan bales on the brightly lit green made for a perfect first image of the day.
This image was shot for Fortis Alberta through ZGM. It is a multi layer composite. The truck was shot in the yard at Fortis and all the other elements were shot locally and added in. The weather effects were added in post. This is one of four images for the campaign. Three more to come.