Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Seasons Greetings

Holiday Greetings

In this season of celebrations, my wife Sherri and I wish you and yours All of the Best, and achievement and joy in the next year.

In the best light…


Take Down Training

Take Down Training

 

Back in 1987, I did a self assignment for the book, Calgary: A Year in Focus. I went for a ride along with the Calgary Police Service, Canine Unit. I spent the day with the unit photographing the team in their work.

Late in the day, we found ourselves at one of the impound lots for a little hide and seek. The “perp” was wearing a thickly padded suit. I recall the dog in the photo was fairly new to the unit and was muzzled ensure the safety of the volunteer perpetrator. Earlier we had practiced a similar take down in an unused warehouse space, which was unfortunately too dark to photograph.

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Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

 

Back in 1987, I did a self assignment for the book, Calgary: A Year in Focus. I went for a ride along with the Calgary Police Service, Canine Unit. I spent the day with the unit photographing the team in their work.

Like any team, training and practice is a regular part of the routine. The dogs are asked to enter many unusual location during the course of their duties. The training ensures that they are able cope with the strenuous action.

In the best light…


Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory

 

There are few plants in Alberta that actually turn red in the fall. The Cotoneaster is one of the few reliable colourful shrubs. If given enough time they turn a brilliant carmine.

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Red Berries

Red Berries

 

While walking about on the Worldwide Photo Walk in Calgary’s Kensington district, I saw many yellow and coloured leaves. I did find one shrub with green leaves and red berries. It is still unidentified as of this time.

In the best light…


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