You know you miss your kayak when…

I never had a chance to make it out a lot this past year on the kayak but with the warmer weather and the river breaking up it is SOOOOO tempting. I wonder if you can get a kayak with onboard heat?

So far I cannot complain about the winter as it has not been that cold, but the wind is keeping me in a lot more than I like. Today I went to the Lethbridge river bottom to see what birds and animals were around and not a lot of anything. When I saw how much of the river was open I was tempted to toss a kayak in and see how far I could get. I know I have to be patient but it looked so nice!

A nice little run for the kayak
A nice little run for the kayak

Watching this piece of ice make the run down the chute had me daydreaming of when the warmer weather hits and I can get out. I am not one for huge rapids but I do like some movement. One of my favorite half day trips is from the water treatment plant in Lethbridge to Pavan Park. Not a lot of excitement but it is a nice length that I can sneak away for it and not have to rush. There is also a fair amount of birds and wildlife that is in the river bottom so taking a camera allows me to get a few images at the same time.

Oldman river Lethbridge.  Not a kayak but I can hope!
Well it is not a kayak but at least a piece of ice made the run!

More exploring…..

Harvest Shoot

With the nice weather I was more than happy to finally be able to do a harvest shoot.  The lower levels of the sun in the sky, little wind and the rich colors was great to work with.

Add to this the fact that I do not have to get up so early in the morning to catch the sunrise and I am REALLY a happy photographer.

These pictures are from last week when I was walking my do.  Most days I forget to grab a camera but this day I knew that a camera had to come with me.  The dog is not very happy when I am stopping to take pictures but she still got her walk and possibly a little extra as I was going back and forth waiting till the sun was at the perfect angle.

Harvest Photo Shoot waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun a perfect day for a harvest shoot

Canon 5DMarkIV

Canon 24-70 & 70-200

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High Level Bridge, Lethbridge

Working on edits from the Bridge shoot the other night. The colors were amazing and with little wind I did a number of time exposures. Would like to do more before winter but not sure how the leaves are going to hold out.

It is funny living in southern Alberta to say that I would have liked a little more wind, but I would have. Not enough wind to shake me or the camera but enough to cause the clouds to move a little faster. When you are doing time exposures there is a fine line of not enough movement and too much. You want some things to show movement like the clouds and the water but you prefer to not have the trees bending over so much that they look like dancers. Tonight was just sort of getting the clouds to move enough to show how I wanted but I will take it.

Bridge at sunset
Bridge at sunset

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Canon 5DmkIV, Canon 24-70 F4L, 100 ISO, 3 Stop Neutral density filter, 30 Seconds @ F8

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