Will we get the magnetic storm we are all hoping for? According to Soft Serve News, yes. See below;


It seems the question now isn’t whether it will hit earth or not, the question is whether it will stick around… Data already shows that we have impact. Great, except right now in Calgary it is only 4pm. It won’t get dark until 9pm-ish so that’s a few hours we need to wait and hope that it really is strong enough to keep going into night time. The next challenge though is whether these damn clouds will part! It has beena weird week in Calgary! 27 degrees Celsius on Sunday then -1 on Monday, the whole city was covered in snow, and that continued for another 3 days. Then, yesterday the first day we were expecting the Northern Lights to begin, the sky did not have a single cloud… ALL DAY! I think this got a few of us pretty excited but the storm hit us before night fell so we missed it.

It’s all about luck in this chase unfortunately. All out of our hands. Keep your fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for tonight… If the clouds part, this could be a great show.

Above is a shot from the last Aurora I was able to catch way back at the start of the year. I missed last weeks action, hopefully I can catch something this time. It truly is an amazing sight to see. I am so lucky to have the opportunity. It just mesmerises me every time.

I will keep you all posted.


I am extremely honoured to be selected in the top 10 of the 2014 VISTEK Emerging Photographer Showcase as one of the best emerging Alberta-based photographers under 30. Please take a couple of minutes to click on the link and vote for me.

I have appreciated everyone’s support and following on this site. It has really meant a lot and has driven me and got me to where I am now.

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I packed the camera with me today to get a few shots after work. My subject today, the Peace Bridge. It is only a year or two old and apparently there was a huge fuss when it went up about it being a wast of money and everyone saying how ugly it is. I have to say that I really enjoy it. It is such a unique shape and it is cool walking through it.

To be honest, the main reason why I went out to take these shots was for our new 2014 work calendar. There weren’t any online of the Peace Bridge that were royalty free so I thought I may as well go out and get some photos of it. I had been meaning to taking my camera over there for a while. All of the shots are from the same side as that is what was needed for it to work with the calendar.

I was also lucky enough to have a few minutes to get some shots looking into the bridge without any people running or walking through. Even with the temperature below zero, there are quite a few people running still.

Thanks for taking the time to look through my pics.





Welcome to my new little project, nicsharkey.com.

I have wanted to make a site like this for some time now and since I never really make new year’s resolutions, well… apart from a few years back when my resolution was to join the celebrity party scene, I thought why not?!

Living in Calgary 15,000 km’s away from home, I am hoping this will be a great tool in sharing my experiences over here. I will be writing a blog for the first time in my life which I am excited about and also displaying a gallery of my photographs too.

It’s all a bit of work in progress at the moment but I hope you all come back and check it out regularly.

Thanks. Nic