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City Pacman

City Pacman

 

I was working at the Woodward’s Camera Department at the time, when my wife Sherri came to pick me up. She exclaimed what a wonderful sunset that she had just witnessed. By the time we got to a vantage point the sun had dipped behind the mountains for the day. I told her that I was working an earlier shift the next day and perhaps we could try again; not really believing that the same conditions would be possible. I set up in the parking lot of the Max Bell Arena the next day amazed because the smoke drifting in had continued and we would be getting another colourful sunset. I waited as the sun came down between the buildings and grabbed my shot.

Nikon FM, Tamron 70-210mm, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600

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Grey Horse Portrait

Grey Horse Portrait

 

There are some times when you just make a connection with an animal. In this case, a horse looks you in the eye and acknowledges you. All I can do is take it’s picture and capture the moment.

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Four Horse Power

Four Horse Power

 

This four horse team of greys had two that were nearly white and two darker horses. This team was waiting patiently in line to parade the cultivator and packer in front of the grandstands. Taken at the annual Reunion at Pioneer Acres in Irricana, Alberta.

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Buick Fins

Buick Fins

 

Cars from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s carry a certain fascination for me. I really like the body lines and styling which is unlike anything modern cars have to offer. Buicks with their cowl mounted port holes and this one with it’s jet exhaust style tail lights, symbolize, for me, the best of Detroit at it’s finest. Taken at this year’s Reunion at Pioneer Acres in Irricana, AB.

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Olympic Flame And Moon

Olympic Flame And Moon

 

I took the month of February off in 1988 to work for Nikon at the Winter Olympics. One evening I attended a Medals Ceremony in Olympic Plaza across from City Hall. While waiting for the presentations, standing elbow to elbow in a huge crowd, I turned around (with a giant monster lens) and spotted the fingernail moon next to the Olympic Flame on top of the Calgary Tower. It was an amazing moment for me, full of pride in my city and country, lugging around dream equipment and having a great time.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 400mm f/2.8, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600 Scanner

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