Sunday, 23 August 2015

Winnipeg Aurora Borealis

The evening of June 22nd/morning of June 23rd saw the perfect conditions for a spectacular show of Aurora Borealis, so of course my son and I packed up the camera gear and headed out to one of our favourite spots.  We weren’t disappointed either.  As we drove down a long gravel road, we were greeted by an eerie fog hovering over the fields on either side of us.  I tried to get some photos, but the light was fading fast and I wanted to reach our destination before full dark set in.

We arrived and set up and I was delighted to see that even though the sky wasn’t completely dark, the aurora was already visible!

What a spectacular show.  The colour wasn’t great to the naked eye on this night, but the display was still stunning.  Even my jaded teenager was in awe and momentarily forgot the Rules of Being a Jaded Teenager and admitted that he was really glad he came out!
WHOA.  I know.  Don’t tell his friends though - have to protect the street cred’, you know.

It was truly amazing.  They were everywhere.  The entire sky was alive!

More photos after the jump - it’s worth it, trust me.

Winnipeg Engagement Photos 2015

Back in September, I promised that you’d see this family again - and here’s the beautiful Julie and her (then) fiancĂ©.   These two are so much fun and we had a great time shooting these photos.  We encountered some suspicious deer and some surprisingly spongy ground, but we came away with all of our shoes and some great photos!

Stay tuned for the rest of the family and the big event!

Winnipeg Family Photos April 2015

I had a chance to spend some time with this great family in the Spring.  They hadn’t all been together in the same place for years, so it was really nice to be able to preserve some memories for them.  Really funny, friendly people!


More Space Weather

More photos of the Aurora, the first ones taken in February of this year.

And from April.

Da Bears

I love the Zoo, but I generally confine my visits to cooler months because otherwise there are too many bugs - and I don’t do bugs.  Especially flying, stinging bugs.

Seeing as how it’s now late August and this is a particularly bad year for flying, stinging bugs - now seems like the perfect time to post some photos from December!

These bears must have taken a page from the etiquette book my siblings and I subscribed to as children…



Oh… you and your siblings didn’t behave that way?  Well… moving along…

Muuuuuummmmm, she’s pretending to be dead again…

Ok, that’s all, I swear.