…watch out for those Trolls!

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn” – David Russell

What a year 2014 was, it came just as quickly as it left. For me, personally it was a great year. I got in some travel, including a quick trip back to Australia to visit my amazing family and friends as well as for my 30th (including a surprise party!), got to spend yet another incredible year living with my beautiful girlfriend here in Calgary and met some great people along the way. I hope you all had just as incredible of a year.

I didn’t catch any fireworks as the new year rang in but instead spent it with some of my favourite people sitting in a hot-tub out in the snow with a fire roaring. A truly Canadian experience and one I would choose 10 times out of 10 over being out with the crowds.

I guess you can say this is my interpretation of fireworks to welcome in the new year. Taken with Zack Splaine of Zack Splaine Photography on a night we went out searching out the Northern Lights. The turned out to be a bit of a bust in regards to the Aurora but Zack brought some steel wool along and we had fun experimenting and shooting with it after tying it to rope, lighting it on fire and swinging it around. This is the same location as the photo I posted recently with the faint Aurora in the background.

I enjoyed shooting this bridge, located in Big Valley. It is a single lane steel framed wooden bridge that crosses over the Red Deer River. As you can see with this and the last shot I posted from here I had a lot of fun playing with silhouettes and minimalism.

I hope you all had a wonderful 2014 and 2015 is truly amazing for you all.

Thank you

The Northern Lights proved to be elusive last night, dancing between the clouds and keeping to the horizon. I headed out with the talented Zack Splaine (Check out his work here) a fellow photographer from Calgary. Our chase took us 2 hours north east of Calgary until we eventually decided to call it a night at around 3:30am.

Here’s a photo taken at the old bridge that crosses the Red Deer River at Big Valley. Will have some more pictures coming during the week, got lots to show you all.

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.