Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Run it's a cougar!

Watch it! You’re crossing paths with a Mountain Lion and her cubs. Do you think these big cats are a threat to your life! Think again! Flip the pictures in our Rogues Gallery – you‘ll be surprised to find out who’s the most dangerous animal in the mountains. Cougars are my favorite animal. Does anyone have a zoo they have been to with cougars?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Royal Alberta Museum

Expertly laid out, this 18,500-sq.-m (200,000-sq.-ft.) modern museum displays Alberta's natural and human history in three permanent galleries. Wild Alberta, the museum's new permanent exhibit, represents Alberta's diverse natural history with astonishingly lifelike dioramas and interactive displays utilizing computers, microscopes and other hands-on tools. The Gallery of Aboriginal Culture tells the 11,000-year story of Alberta's First Nations inhabitants, incorporating artifacts, film, interactive media, and Native interpreters. The Natural History Gallery has fossils, minerals, and a live-bug room. Maryann and I took the kids and we all had a blast running around killing the morning.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Edmonton by Moonlight

This picture is from the middle of Capilano Bridge just after the previous one was taken. Trucks were shaking the bridge, my hands were frozen and the camera wasn't taking pictures when I pushed the button. I am amazed anything came out of this shoot. A little pp with sharpness and colour - oh and yes I added a full moon as well just for some balance.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Edmonton Sunset

Last night was my first night shoot. I parked off Capilano Bridge and went out in the bitter cold to do what I thought would be a couple quick sunset pictures. Well in the dark you can't see the settings or why the camera wouldn't focus properly. And your fingers don't work so well when they are frozen. Out of 30 or so shots I got 2 that would pass. So here is the earlier of the two from up the hill. I even caught the CN tower lights on.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This is again from the Bright Lights on the Square opening ceremony. This is looking toward City Hall. It was designed by Edmonton architect Gene Dub and opened on August 28, 1992, on the site of the former City Hall. In the background it Edmonton's tenth tallest building the CN Tower.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bright Lights on the Square

This is a picture of the lighting ceremony for the Christmas lights in Edmonton. It was taken at Churchill Square. The tree is an 80 foot Spruce from the Whitecourt area (northwest of Edmonton). Unfortunately none of the fireworks pics turned out - new camera - settings error. I did like the colors in this one though.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Snowy Bench

Snowy Bench

After the first snowfall of the year, I was out patrolling South Edmonton in my truck and came across this lonely bench covered in snow in the Mill Creek Ravine Park.

First Snow

Rememberance Day - First Snow

After waking up late and scrambling in to work, I didn't have to work. So off to do some pictures in the snow. it was a beautiful morning and I spotted these great snow covered trees in Forest Heights Park.