Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kids in the Alley

Saturday morning. Feeling good about the early morning shoot I just finished with Melissa, I head to the Camera Store to talk to them about a lens. It's just after nine as I pull into the parking lot. I notice a group of people at the back of the store watching something. Thinking it might be a Camera Store seminar or something I decide to briefly check it out before I head into the store.

What I find is a group of young people (kids to my old eyes) watching a young lady in a red jacket do hands stands. One guy is taking pictures with a point and shoot camera. I ask if I can take some shots. No response. She continues doing hand stands. He shoots, there is some random chatter. I pull out my Pentax K10D, no one said no, so I figured I'll see what happen.

"Whoa this guy has an SLR!", the excited comment from a guy beside me. I have their attention. We do an impromptu shoot. Just ten minutes. At least that's what the time stamps on the pictures tell me. Felt longer, just cause I know I had a number of good shots. They were very easy to work with.

The kids mentioned something about not wanting to twist an ankle right before their show. I asked "what show?", but didn't get answer so I dropped it. I gave them one of my cards.

"So you'll post the pictures somewhere on the internet" hand stand girl asked.
"Yeah - info is on my card, it will be a few days till I can post it"

I went into the Camera Store, they were still shooting at the back of the store when I was leaving the store. Wish I knew more about the group. Would love to work with them again. Hope they see this post and the pics.

- Peace

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Congrats Melissa

Cum Laude
On Saturday Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts "Cum Luade" from Ambrose. I had the honor of shooting her Grad Photos on Saturday morning.

- Peace

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Photography Class

Kids in the Tower
Took my Photography Class to the Calgary Tower last Thursday. This was the first field trip of four. We'll also visit downtown, Nose Hill Park and the Glenbow Museum. The field trips give the kids a chance to practice the ideas we learned in the first session in more varied locations. On alternate weeks we'll edit pictures, print four pictures and do scrap-booking with Melissa.

- Peace

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Top Ten Things about Hong Kong

Not that I've been there, but Calvin and Michelle are there now and Michelle has posted her Top Ten Things about Hong Kong on their travel blog: it's a small world after all...

- Peace

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Unedited

Having just read through the four Easter accounts in preparation for Xalt's Sunrise Service I found N. T. Wright's take on the oddity of the four accounts interesting. There are four reasons the accounts are strange:
  1. absence of Scripture: they don't quote the law and the prophets the way other parts of the Gospels do.
  2. the presence of women as the primary witnesses: at the time they would not have been considered reliable.
  3. the portrait of Jesus himself: mixes both the phisical and the supernatural, making no one happy.
  4. the absence of any mention of the future Christian hope.
Read Easter Unedited it's an except from N. T. Wright's Jesus, the Final Days: What Really Happened.

- Peace

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Free as in...

- Peace

Monday, April 06, 2009

Kevin was here, and a word puzzle

Kevin was here
As the river is frozen Kevin came back to Calgary to visit. Here's a word puzzle that came up from talking with Kevin and Clement.

Three True Statements:

Dave and Clement were born in the 1970s

Kevin and Clement were born in the same decade.

If you swap Dave and Kevin the previous two statements are false.

Given that Dave is the oldest, what years were Dave and Kevin born?

- Peace