It is so nice when we feel like we have had a productive day. I can honestly say that I feel that the month of September is off to a good start as I have managed to clean up a lot of lose ends and get started with some projects as well. There were two things I wanted to do today. One was to get rid of a lot of scrap metal items from around the house. I found a gentlemen who hauled a truck load of items away for $20 which helped me out immensely. I then was able to shift my focus to the Calgary Institute for Photography.
I started this organization over 10 years ago when there were not many educational opportunities around. I brought in some guest speakers and had a good initial start. However I was not able to sustain it, especially as there became a boom in workshops, seminars and on-line offerings and so I had backed off the last few years. Now I am starting a revamp of it and trying to get back to some of my original intentions. One of the main ones is to be a source of information for events in Calgary and region. So if you would like to check it out please visit http://cifpinsights.blogspot.ca or add your name to the mailing list by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive notice of posts to the CIFP blog.
Here are two photo's I created today for my photo a day challenge. Both were taken as I walked over to pick my boys up from school. Using the iPhone I captured this feather in the field at the Dalhousie Community centre. Every morning for the last week the fields have been filled with seagulls and today as I walked through I could not help but notice them. This one caught my eye and I got down low to the ground to capture it amongst the grass. I love the way the texture of the feather came trough.