I was driving through the inner city neighbourhood of Bridgeland the other day and noticed this nice little vantage point to shoot this photo. I didn’t have a DSLR on me, so I shot this with a mirrorless (Samsung NX100) camera I had. Just for fun, I decided to edit this picture on my iPad with the Snapseed app. The neighbourhood directly at the bottom of this hill is Bridgeland and to the right of the picture up another hill is a neighbourhood called Renfrew that I am hopping to buy a house in later this year 🙂
Tomorrow I will be meeting up with an old friend of mine that I haven’t seen in like 10 years that lives in Calgary now. I will be interviewing her for this blog, so check back tomorrow night for that 🙂
* Update: Due to the flooding in Calgary I was unable to meet up with my friend. We are rescheduling and I will have her on here at a later date.
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Thanks for stopping by, Rob
Here is another shot from the streets of Calgary. This girl just stood out to me because of her cool sweater. She was a burst of color in a sea of regular jackets and hoodies. I don’t know who makes that sweater, but it’s great!
Note: This photo was shot at f2 with a Canon 135mm L. The picture was cropped and would have had better bokeh if I was closer to the subject.
Camera: Canon 5Diii & 135L – Settings: 1/1000 // f2 // ISO 100
I will be hitting the streets again tonight to try and find another stranger to talk to about Calgary. Hopefully it goes as well as it did last time 🙂
My quest to find Calgary people to talk to about the city had gone smoother than it ever has tonight. I went downtown to a place called Eau Claire Market. It is a mall type place, but with more of a community feel. It has a lot of open area for sitting, coffee shops, restaurants, an art gallery, movie theatre gym and a bunch of random shops. It was there that I ran into Nathan. Amazingly he was the first person I approached about the blog, he was super nice and happy to talk to me. He did let me know he had only been living in Calgary for a year before we got started and I assured him that was just fine as I too had only been here a year :).
Thank you for being such a nice guy Nathan!
Camera: Canon 1DiiN & 50L – Settings: 1/200th // f1.2 // ISO 640
1. Where are you from?
From Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.
2. Why did you moved to Calgary of all places?
I went to school in Montreal and then I was looking for jobs and I came out west.
3. Do you like living in Calgary?
Love! Yes Calgary’s a good place.
4. What do you like to do for fun?
I am doing some volunteering at the Y right now. And aside from that, working out, going out for drinks with friends, relaxing watching movies, the usual stuff.
5. If you had to describe Calgary to some one, what would you say?
I’d say it is probably the most emerging, booming city in the western hemisphere. It’s amazing the possibilities you can have out here, it’s really nice.
6. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yes, I fell off but yes haha.
7. Anything you’d like to add?
Ah no, I’m glad that I ran into you. This is Random, but I love it!
I have decided to include some Calgary street photography into the mix of this blog. With the addition of some street shots here and there the posts will be a little more frequent. So here is the first street shot for the blog.
I was just walking down Stephen Ave. in Calgary one day doing some street shooting when I saw this guy on his cool bike, I took the shot and here you go.
Camera: Canon 5Diii & 135L – Settings: 1/1000 // f2 // ISO 200
Camera used: Canon 7D & 24-70L @ 70mm – Settings: 5sec / f18 / ISO 100 – 1 flash behind & 1 LED to camera left.
Often when I see a photo I like I wonder what camera & lens were used and what settings the photographer had set. With this in mind I have decided to add this information with each photo I post on here. You will find the information directly under the each photo. This information is easy enuf to find if you know where to look, but this will just make it a little easier.
Camera: Canon 1DiiN & 50L – Settings 1/125th // f4 // ISO 400
Sorry it has been so long between posts! I just wanted to give you guys an update as to what is going on with the blog. First of all, I went back to BC for Christmas so I wasn’t in town to find any people to talk to and take pictures of. Second, I have tried asking people and have found my self in a “I just asked a girl on a date and she said no” type of situation haha. Only this is happening in front of loads people on public streets and such! Making it even worse lol. It has been quite unnerving to say the least.
The blog will live on! I went out again yesterday to ask some people and only found the nerve to ask one person and yet again she said no. I am sure I would have found some one if I had more than 20 minutes to get it done or I wasn’t such a coward and just asked the people I want to ask when I see them, rather than look at them with a double take and watch them walk past me and out of my life before they enter it. Oh well! haha. I have a little more spare time today, so I am going to take my camera and iphone and make sure I find at least one person downtown willing to talk to me for this blog! 🙂