Best Of Twenty Thirteen
2013 didn’t seem to be a banner year for me. With half of the shots taken from the previous four years, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this year’s Top Thirteen.
Driving near Banff, I came across a most unusual cloud formation. A simple click after framing the shot was all it took.
This one was taken on a drive in the country with my wife Sherri. I saw the tree on the edge of the coulee while we were near the bottom. The strong sky suggested a silhouette, so I deliberately underexposed to get the effect.
I managed this shot while bird watching with my wife. We made it out to Slack’s Slough, south of Red Deer, just before sunset, after this, the light faded. Typically of this year’ best, it was shot in the company of others.
Along with the opening image, this one was taken while on my own. This saddle in Yoho National Park, between Field and Golden, BC, had amazing afternoon light. After conversion to black and white, the image reminded me of work of the late Galen Rowell. Hopefully not comparing myself to him, I named the image after his seminal book in tribute to one of my favourite photographers.
Sherri and I visited her friend’s farm, and she fell in love with one of the friend’s dogs. Hank is a very calm dog and didn’t mind posing for me. I loved the expressive eyes, making this one a winner.
Mt Rundle And Vermillion Lakes 3-
One Tree, Two Trees-
Wonderland At The Bow-
Wonderland is an art installation in front of the new Bow Building in downtown Calgary. I was there doing some night photography with Peter Carroll from Edmonton.
Bragg Creek was the venue for an oopoomoo.com photowalk with Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou. I saw the nails sticking out of the weathered wood, but the shadow across the boards made the image.
Another drive in the country with my wife brought us to this abandoned house overlooking a wide valley.
Also on the Calgary Zoo photowalk, the zoo has a program where they take the penguins out for a walk on certain days in the winter. This was very entertaining to watch.
On New Year’s Day, Sherri and I went out for a photo drive and I shot this old shed in the late afternoon light. There was an odd mixture of cool and warm light.
I hope you continue to enjoy my photography in 2014.
In the best light……