It was a warm day. So, the Calgary Police were out patrolling the Bow River, mainly to look for rafters behaving dangerously.
This is a bridge connecting Eau Claire and downtown (camera left), and Prince's Island (camera right). Though not meeting the proper definition, its referred to as the Prince's Island Lagoon.
After the Occupy Calgary group moved to Olympic Plaza, a handful of people waded into the water. This girl was more prepared than most, since she had the right foot ware, it seemed, while others went in bare foot.
It looks warmer than it was. There was a cool wind, and the water seemed a bit chilly. Ultimately, we both got drenched, when it rained at the end of the shoot.
I had a photo shoot with the beautiful Anastasia (MM# 1742238) at Confederation Park on July 6, 2010. Some models need coaxing to smile. Anastasia is the opposite, since she has a very positive upbeat personality. After looking at the shots, I thought her natural smile, usually worked better than my suggested sombre mood poses.
The water running through the park had lots of suds, to the point of me using Photoshop to remove them.
So, this time, I'm using off-camera Sigma DG 530 Super Flash (camera left) with Cactus v4 Triggers. I kind of like the shadows on the face created by the flash, since it gives it a more connected feel.
This is from my photo shoot with the very beautiful Melanie (MM#1653223) at Bowness Park in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, June 6, 2010.
I took a break from the Lilac Festival, and visited the Elbow Island Park. I'm hoping to find a model to do a photoshoot there soon, so I thought I'd check more of it out first.
This was my second time shooting here, under the Macleod Trail bridge over Fish Creek. Last time, I tried using an on camera flash. poor results. I also tried off camera on a cord last time, but that didn't work (not long enough).
Taken at Prince's Island.
This isn't exactly graceful beauty, but I thought it was interesting. That's the great thing about animals, they don't complain when you take an unflattering picture.
This is Mandeep under the Macleod Trail bridge that passes over Fish Creek. She and Sandeep played with splashing water, which was a great idea, but I was signficantly limited by the lack off wireless camera flash (I had a flash on a cord). So, all the splash shots have shadows. But, I still liked them.
This is Jasleen pretending to take a sip from Fish Creek, under the MacLeod Trail bridge.
...I think I have to go. Now, where is the... Oh, there it is. Well, that's convenient.
This is the Louise Bridge (10 Street NW) in Calgary. Instead of "fixing" the white balance, I made it more out of balance, for the effect.
Water levels are fairly low right now, making it possible to walk out on some mini-islands in the Bow River, that would normally be difficult to get to, without a boat.
Taken at Prince's Island Park. Feeding the birds is cute and fun, until they charge the feeder, and fight each other for the food. In this case, it appeared to stay cute and fun.
Taken at Prince's Island Park.
This is one of the photos I took at the 2008 Pride Calgary event. The march went East along 8 Avenue, ending at Olympic Plaza, at which point some people waded into the pool (seen here) to have some fun.