Waterton Park – Prince of Wales

I love Waterton Park!!! Get me started on the management of the park and you will not be able to stop me as I truly want Waterton protected for the future!. I think Waterton is perfect in so many ways. Now ask me what I think in the dead of winter when the wind will not stop blowing and the snow keeps drifting and I may say something else but that is all part of Waterton.

On amazing days there is no place any better than Waterton! Saturday morning was one of those times. I was suppose to teach a class in Waterton on Saturday morning. Just before they confirmed the class I agreed to head out to Yoho for a shoot. Then the Yoho shoot got postponed as the parkway was not open yet. So I headed to Waterton on Saturday to see what was out and about. It started raining sometime in the early morning on Sunday and got harder and harder all night. Sometime around 4 I got up for a drink and I realized that I had a window open and the rain had been hitting that window. Closed the window and went back to sleep and listened to the rain on the roof. Around 6 I woke up to still more rain. I thought if it was raining I may as well stay in bed. Woke up again at 7 and the rain had stopped and some sun had started to peak out. Got up and headed out to shoot! WOW what a morning!!! No wind, the clouds were breaking up and the sun was starting to poke through.

Where to go???

The only problem with a morning like this is where to go, there are SOOOOO many places that you want to go to when it is perfect out. After a drive up to the lookout just before the border on Chief Mountain Highway I headed back towards the town site. I passed a number of good photo opportunities as I had some ideas in my mind what I wanted to shoot. As I got closer to the town site I made up my mind. I turned off the road to a lookout over the valley that I have always wanted to use. Today was that day!!! Got up to the lookout only to run into a couple bears. So much for getting out here. A few pictures of them then to location two, Driftwood beach.

The weather was still perfect so I got a amazing shot of the POW. Some days it is just a perfect place to work at!!!

Waterton Park

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Lethbridge Historical Business Prints

Lethbridge Historical Business Prints. If you grew up in Lethbridge you will remember a lot of the long time businesses. Below is an artist rendition of some of the more memorable business signs.

You can order prints of these logos on either 12×12 prints or 24×36 prints.

This link will take you to the order page. A great gift for A long time Lethbridge resident for the house, man cave or cabin.

Lethbridge Historical Business Prints
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Red Rock Coulee

Red Rock Coulee – Great in all seasons!

Red Rock Coulee
Red Rock Coulee
Red Rock Coulee

If you are looking for an amazing road trip may I suggest Red Rock Coulee.  I have driven past on highway 3 a number of times and always wondered what was there, now I know. It is well worth the drive for a day or even if you want to stay in the area for a couple days.

Will be heading back that way soon for some more pictures and exploring!  Funny thing is that all the rock pictures that I took and I like the flower ones the best!

This place is amazing, a little out of the way and NO services. There is one broken picnic table and that is all the extras that are there. But it is well worth the drive. I do suggest that you go WELL prepared. When it is hot out this place is even hotter. If it is dry this place is drier. When it is cool this place is COLD!! There is no shelter to get out of the weather unless you hide behind a rock and they are not that big!

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Old Farm Collection

Winter Fence At Sunset

~ Old Farm Collection ~

I started a collection of old farm prints many years ago. Most where black and white with a few color added for contrast. Somehow the pages for the collection got removed from my website over the years with all the updates and the collection was forgotten to the passing of time.

When I shot this image I immediately knew what collection that I needed to add this to. SO after 15 plus years I am working on rebuilding the collection and will be bringing it back to the web site and for sale once again.

I am starting with these two and I will work on the entire collection in the next few months.

Winter Fence At Sunset

Printed on gloss metallic paper. Image size is 12×18, paper size is 13×19
Ready to mat or frame
Limited edition of 250 prints

I was out driving through southern Alberta one cold winters day and I kept seeing fences that were in a state of major disrepair. They seemed to be more prominent with the snow around them separating them from the rest of the prairies.

The saying “In the winter of your life” kept playing in my mind. Adding to the overall look of the image is the long reddish rays of the low sun. In late winter the sun starts tossing more color and longer shadows on the prairie just before it makes it climb back to the high summer arch. The low late day sun works perfectly to light these scenes and brings out the rough texture of the wood and adding a warmth to the wood that counters the cold blue of the shadows.


Winter Fence At Sunset #1

The barbed wire in the background plays against the force of the foreground posts.

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Winter Fence At Sunset #2

At one time you know all the wire had a purpose, now it forms a metallic spider’s web.

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GREAT day of catch-up

A great day doing so many little projects and still working on one big project. Got some small house projects done. Took the dog for three long walks. Even as cold as it was today it felt nice to just be out. AND still working on updating the web site. The web site has had a lot of work done on it and in the process I have been pulling a lot of digital images in the files.

Ending a great day, looking at old images
Ending a great day, looking at old images

Came across this one and I still love it. Old wagon wheel in my backyard. From 2005. I have a 24×30 print of it in the studio but was amazed to see how well the file holds up against even the newest cameras today for sharpness and clarity.

As a side note if you are looking for more teaching material I have added a number of files to the website under courses. You can read and even download and print for free. I will try to keep adding to this list as I write more blog posts, another thing on my to do list for 2019.

At least with it being so cold outside I am able to get these jobs caught up. Would not argue with a warm spell for a while as long as the winds stay down!

#lethbridgephotographer #canon #cold #winter #project #staywarm #business #funday #snow

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Artwork Digitizing & Copies

Artist Karen Coe with one of her prints I had the privilege of digitizing
Artist Karen Coe with one of her paintings I had the privilege of digitizing. Yes I do digitize large prints! This is actual size, to give you an idea how big it is the middle painting is 36″ long by 24″ high, then the hide and the frame.

When I get a call from an artist about their artwork the call goes something like this..

“Hi do you copy artwork”
Yes
“Large work”?
Yes
“Really large work”?
Yes
“Like something around 11×14 or 16×20”?
Yes
“Oh”

Many people are shocked when they find out that I can copy original artwork so artist’s can make copies of them. Seeing that they have been told by other places that they can only do originals that are 8×10 or smaller. Well I can digitize LARGE, REALLY LARGE originals. I can digitize any size from wallet size to 12 feet tall in my studio and larger if I should go on location. How about the size of the side of a building!

If you want more information go to my artwork copy page

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