Search & Rescue Training

If you missed it southern Alberta was turned into a training ground this past weekend for Search & Rescue Training. Troops from the US and Canada took part.  3  – C130’s have been flying around dropping troops in training exercises.  It was my pleasure to get to photograph one of the drop zones.  It amazes me how anyone can hit a target when dropped from a plane, let alone hitting the target in southern Alberta winds!  I was at a remote location and got to see first hand how the military locates a crash area, determines wind speed and direction and then drops the troops feet from the crash scene.

You think it is impressive to see this at the air show, it is even more impressive to see it happen with full gear loads and with the plane circling overhead at very low altitude.

Great job to  everyone involved, here is hoping that you do not have to use this training anytime soon in real life.

Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue

TV & Papers

Several people have mentioned that they had seen some of my pictures on TV as well as in the Lethbridge Herald and the Calgary Sun.   Yes they were my pictures.  The story was about a plane crash south of Lethbridge on Sunday May 17.  They appeared on the front page of  The Calgary Sun and The Lethbridge Herald. As well as on Global TV and on the Lounge’s web site in Lethbridge.

Plane crash on TV
Plane crash on TV

I know the pictures that I take at a scene like this but when you see them in print or on TV it is always strange. Years ago I had a picture that ran across Canada. I was in Waterton the day it published and on my way back home I stopped and saw it on the front page of a number of papers. It took me a while to figure out that it was my picture.

Night Shoot

Well I have been trying to get out for a night shoot for some time. But with the weather being so cold I have been hiding inside like most people.  Last night was a great time to get out. The fact that I have been asked to do a workshop on night photography I needed to get some of the course written.  So out I went.  The weather was great, no wind and a good sunset made for some fantastic images.

Here are a couple of the images from last night.

Night Shoot The Galt
The Galt and my night shoot
Galt Sign & Whoop Up Drive
New Galt Addition night shoot

See pictures of the high level bridge at night