snow

I love how beautiful deciduous trees can look during the cold winter months. They stand there, bare, naked and exposed in a deep sleep, patiently waiting for the days to grow longer and warmer.
I can’t quite pinpoint what it is that draws me to them but stumbling across a scene like this this, I couldn’t help but pull over to stop and admire these Aspens. With a faint glow from a dying Aurora in the background, it really made for a magical scene. A place I will definitely be returning to, hopefully next time with an active Northern Lights show.
Nic

07Dec

Frozen

Frozen

I have been fortunate enough that in my time here in Canada, I have been able to see some absolutely stunning places. Some can be seen from the road, some take a bit of work to get to but they all have the same result. A feeling I think only people who have come to these mountains would know. It’s special!

I had an awesome adventure on Saturday afternoon/night in Kananaskis Country along the Marmot Creek and Troll Falls Trail. I will leave you with this one for now of Upper Troll Falls.

More photos and story of my trip to follow later in the week.

Nic


Calgary. September 8th, the snow has arrived! I feel like I should be disappointed and upset like just about everyone else in Calgary but I’m not. I was so pleasantly surprised when I heard someone mention it snowing that I got up and went out into the lobby at work just to see the snow fall. I love it.

As soon as I got home, I got changed, grabbed my camera and straight back out the door. I drove downtown to Price’s Island Park and walked around a little through the trees and along the river just taking it all in. It’s always the most beautiful when it first falls.

This is short lived though. We are expecting temperatures back in the low 20s by the end of the week. Oh yeah, for those of you not in Calgary reading this, it was 27 degrees celsius yesterday. Yup, and I thought Melbourne was bad for having 4 seasons in one day.


Another attempt at HDR photography. I headed out into the mountains again, this time in behind Canmore along the Spray Trail in Kananaskis. It was -22 when I left in the afternoon and it didn’t get much warmer! This photo was taken half way up the mountain and the wind was absolutely howling! It read -24 on my car thermometer but with wind chill it had to be close to -35. I took my glove off a couple of times on my right hand to make adjustments on my camera as I was shooting and I got absolutely punished for it. I don’t think I got feeling back in the tips of my fingers for 10 minutes. I think it was worth it though…

What do you think?

Nic


I came across this photo contest for National Geographic while checking out My Modern Met. I have never entered one of these contests before so I thought why the hell not?!

I submitted the photo above. A picture I went and took one very snowy Sunday afternoon at Sandy Beach here in Calgary. Every time I have returned to the same spot since, I have had this image burned in my mind. It is one of my favourites. I truly love this photo, I hope you do too.

Please show your love, click on the link below and either like or tweet. Go on, you know you want to…

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/entries/219555/view/


13Jan

Ice-skating in the park

Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had […]

Today we purchased some figure skates for Ash and headed to the public rink on Princess Island Park. It was an absolute beautiful night. There wasn’t a single soul out there, we had the whole pond to ourselves, the snow was falling, music was playing through the speakers, we had some yummy hot chocolate too. Tonight really was amazing. It felt like I was in a movie, it was very surreal. This was only the 3rd time I have been out on the ice in my life but I think I am slowly getting it. I didn’t even fall over. As you can see from the photo’s, we had a great time. Really can’t wait for the next time we head out there.

Thanks for a great night baby. xxoo