Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Doldrums

This is what happens when you get really busy - the blog slides! These two photos are from a walk along Toby Creek in Invermere this morning ...

I'm currently working almost-full time at the top Canadian birdwatching tour operator in Windermere (Eagle-Eye Tours) ... this is my year round job that I count on to help us get the bills paid. Its a great place to work as my boss is super-relaxed about hours as long as the job gets done ... to say nothing of offering me an Arctic cruise fam trip when I'd only been at the company a few weeks! (I leave in about 10 days on this bucket-list trip).

I'm also working part time for Kyla Brown Photography, assisting both in the office and on shoots - mostly weddings (every Saturday this summer is booked!), engagement shoots, and family shoots. Kyla is incredibly generous not only with offering me the paid work, but in sharing her knowledge of photography - technical, business, post processing, no questions are off limits.

Due to this work load, I have or will be missing every event that I'd really like to shoot this summer ... triathlons, hang- and para-gliding, downhill and cross country mountain biking, marathons, etc ... but that's the price I'm willing to pay ... this year, anyway!

So that's my excuse for it being about a month since my last post! I have been adding odd photos to my portfolio, though, so keep an eye on the site as its growing slowly!

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fairmont Fantastic 3 Triathlon 2012

Its Canada Day - or Dominion Day - or just plain July 1st - that means its the day that the fifth annual Fairmont Fantastic 3 Triathlon was held down the valley!

Its a small event, not a huge field of competitors. Its a comparatively short course - but don't let that fool you - its tough! Paul and I sat beside the trail for a few hours this morning, watching bikers slog up the mountain, then down again - then hoof it back up the mountain, and back down again!

This guy won by a mile, didn't seem to even break a sweat until he came down off the hill the last time:

The gallery of photos from the triathlon is being posted on my smugmug gallery - I've still got about 100 photos to process - the collection should be complete in the next day or two!

On the road to the venue, we saw something we've never seen in person (as opposed to on tv) before: A turkey vulture! This isn't the best photo for a couple of reasons, but I love the lines of that huge wingspan - a better photo is in my birds gallery:

Happy Canada Day to you!
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