It is so nice to be back teaching again. Three night's a week at SAIT and Wednesday mornings at the Kerby Centre kept the past 5 days very busy. I don't mind as I have always enjoyed sharing with others and teaching photography has helped me grow both as a person and a photographer. I am so fortunate to have this opportunity as it allows me to meet all levels of photographers and to guide them along in learning not only their equipment but also developing their eye and technique. Although I did get out and shoot a number of images this past week.
May 13. I took a quick walk in Nose Hill Park and this view of the pathway and power lines with the prairie clouds rolling in caught my eye. A quick iPhone capture and a little post in snapseed gave me this wonderful look.
May 14. It was field trip day with my seniors from the Kerby Centre and we headed down to the Devonian Gardens. I knew I wanted to take a photo of this fountain so I made sure I brought my tripod. Both images are shot with the 7D and the 24-70 f2.8 lens at 100 ISO. The first is shot at f4 and 1/10 sec.
Walking out of SAIT at 10:00 in the evening I was taken by how blue the sky was at this time of the evening. We get longer days now here in Calgary so I was able to get this nice view of the skyline.
May 16. An absolute gorgeous evening to go for a walk and I headed out on the pathways of Dalhousie with my camera. I wanted to travel light so I only had my 24-70 with me. When I first spotted this little guy his colour made me think that he had escaped from someone's home. Then I saw a second and realized it was wild. We don't see many colourful birds in the city and I was not sure what it was but after sharing it a number of my friends identified it as a Western Tananger. Although I am fairly happy with the result as this is cropped in a fair amount off the original frame I would like to see if I can spot it again when I have my 70-200 with me.