Goal for 2016 is 1300km, 500 more than the last 100km mark from 2015.
The plan is:
- 400km by the end of May
- 800km by the end of June
- 1000km by the end of July
- 1400km by the end of Aug.
|Seattle Great Wheel : 2015 (so far) #205 in Explore. |
Only shot on the list taken with my new Pentax K3ii
|Rob's Return: 2014, #41|
I've previously blogged about Rob's Return, no surprise that it's on this list.
|Giant Head, the Bow: 2013 #101|
One of Calgary's most iconic public art installations in front of one of our most iconic building.
With a ranking of 101 this tied with Jackrabbit Snow for 2014's highest rank in Explore. I went with Giant Head as it as more than double the views.
|London Eye Pod, 2012 #14|
Taken from the top of the London Eye, on our trip to Europe to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
Flickr currently ranks this as my most interesting picture.
|Green Points: 2011 #350|
Taken on our trip up BC's Sunset Coast. The only photo on this list taken with a Lensbaby.
The second shot from BC to make this list.
|Calgary Tower in Fog: 2010 #51|
We don't get much fog in Calgary but when we do it can lead to some cool photos.
|Action in Lane 20: 2009 #50|
The Calgary Flickr Meet Up Group rented a bowling alley and I got this cool shot of the bright ball and pins falling.
The only indoor shot to make the list.
|Sky Canola: 2008 #350|
Taken with my point and shoot while biking. I didn't even stop to take this shot, just pointed the camera at the field and kept going.
Flickr ranks this as my second most interesting shot of all time.
|First Macro Experiment: 2007 #82|
Flowers in the Quebec City Farmer's market. I had just gotten my first SRL (Pentax's K10d). I had gone to the market the day before, but went back with a macro lens to see if I could get better results - looks like I did :)
|Queen of the Ducks: 2006 #107|
Another Flickr Meetup group shot. Fellow flickerite Lisataime brought seed to attract the ducks and I got in on the actions.
|Street Humor: 2005 #97|
On 17th ave. I had to pay him to get this shot.
Again taken while out the the Calgary Flickr Meet Up Group. I do miss that group. They had a huge impact on my photography.
He had no form or comeliness That we should look at him, And no beauty that we should desire him. — Isaiah 53:2
|Spray Lakes by Moonlight
Drove up to the spray lakes to take a shot of the Lights of Canmore, while there I spun around and took a shot of the north end of the Spray Lakes Reservoir. It was a full moon or close to it, but the moon was behind the misty clouds that acted like a big diffuser. This was an 8 second tripod exposure at 200 ISO.
Had been warm that day, but temperature had dropped to -15 or so and the ice was cracking loudly. Freaky.
|Lights of Canmore|
The reason we had driven up the Spray Lakes was for this view. Had shot something similar, free hand with my point & shoot as a 100km shot post Goat Creek in 2013. Knew it would be better with the K5-IIs and a tripod.
Didn't know how the fact that it was snowing in Canmore would affect the shot, would we be able to see the town at all? Still you don't know if you don't try. Glad we did, the snow above the town created a wonderful glow.
A shot of the underside of Macleod Trail where it crosses Fish Creek Park.
Used a couple of different filters to contract the natural and the concrete in the space.
|Rob's Return: Currently ranked #3 shot of all time. London Eye Pod is #1, Sky Canola is #2.
Shot at Rosen Lake in Aug. Only shot from the top 12 to get it's own blog post.
|Taken just mintures after Rob's Return, Water Radish ranks #6 on my all time list. The only other picture from 2014 to break the top 10 of my +7000 pictures on flickr|
|On Lake Minnewanka: Taken in March in Banff. My top 3 shots are all lake shots. Hmmm|
|Shale @ 1500km: as the title suggests, taken at the 1500km mark for biking this year. Was coming down a logging road near lake Rosen. Same weekend as #1 & #2. It was a good weekend.|
|Tram Into Rainbow Mist: Jasper Sky Tram shot during an inversion. Clear sky above us, clouds below created the rainbow effect.|
|Heading Down at 700km: taken while descending from the Highwood Pass just before it opened for traffic in May. My top #6 were all taken in mountain regions. Flickr also seems to like clouds, mountains and roads.|
|Rosen Lake Morning (Ultra Wide): Taken in the same batch as #1 & #2, and the same weekend as #4. Like I said good weekend. Also, mountains, lake & clouds.|
|Sea of Clouds: Clouds looking like a large lake. Mountains in the distance. How could it not be on the list?
Shot in Jasper during the same inversion as Tram into Rainbow Mist.
|Stand Out: Siwash Rock taken while biking the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver. Reminds me of the Hopewell Flower Pots in NB.
Clouds, mountains, path: check!
|Millrise Inukshuk: a neighbour created this Inukshuk from the compacted ice that he scraped off his sidewalk.
Given it was taken in Calgary, it breaks the mountain region streak. Still in tone it fits with many of the images to make the list.
The ice/water/water vapour (clouds) theme holds.
My only Calgary shot to make the list this year.
|Waiting to Cross: a grizzly bear waiting to cross the Icefields Parkway. Technically a horrible shot. I was getting dark and the settings were from an hour or so ago. Looked black on the camera, but it's amazing what software can do.
Tonally it breaks the 2014 theme, but it has a grizzly! It was taken in the mountains. so that holds.
|Maligne Lake & Mt Charlton: from our visit to Jasper. Also a good weekend. As it produced four of the top twelve shots.
Clearly a return to the lake & mountains theme.