I put out the invitation to participate and 20 photography enthusiasts responded. When it turned out to be a wet and grey day on October 3rd I spent a bit of time gathering info on rainy day photography and how to rain proof your gear.
With that done, all I could do is keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best. I was not disappointed! 16 photographers turned up at the meeting point. Rain and cold weather will not keep these committed photographer away!
As Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Late Austrian painter 1927 – 2000) so aptly shared: “On a rainy day, colours begin to glow; that’s why a cloudy, rainy day is the kind I like best. That’s the kind of day when I can work. When it rains, I’m happy. And when it rains, I know my day is beginning.”
Here are the links I secured for those interested in exploring rainy day photography:
Thank you to all who participated! Let’s try for a sunny event in 2016!
Cormorants scanning Buffalo Pound Lake
I am proud to announce that I will be hosting this year’s World Wide Photo Walk. If you find yourself in the Moose Jaw area and want to participate, visit the registration page for the walk and join the group. Here is the link to register. I have scouted the location yesterday and was pleased to see cormorants, a Kingfisher and bison. Fall colors are in full force and will provide wonderful opportunities for landscape images.
Please note: the address on the map on the Kelby site is a Moose Jaw address. We will meet at 3:30 pm at the entrance to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. To reach the entrance use Hwy 202 from Tuxford or Hwy 301 from the Weyburn junction. We will then proceed to the the Bison Corral. Watch for the road signs in case you miss the group leaving at 3:30 pm.
Once the walk concludes we have the option to gather informally at Carol’s Catering and Cafe on the north service road. This gathering is optional. It will provide us with an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy some refreshments.
I look forward to seeing you Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.
Nikon D610, Nikor 28 – 300mm @ 32mm with polarizing filter, f22, 1/125s
October 11th saw us participate in the Scott Kelby Worlwide Photowalk. What a great opportunity to connect with other photographers and like minded people. Kris, our fearless leader had 28 participants signed up to take in this glorious sunny day exploring the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk. A 100 % turnout put a big smile on her face!
The sights were brightly illuminated and limitless. We broke into smaller groups and explored this venue rich in color, history and possibilities. We concluded the three hour event on the Wharf to share drinks and some food but not until we spotted several humpback whales making their presence known with water spouts and broad backs cresting the water before they disappeared waving their gigantic tale at the crowds.
When the date for this year’s Kelby Worldwide Photowalk was announced I was worried that I would have to miss it. Last year I joined the newly formed Moose Jaw Camera Club and we spend a couple of hours exploring the downtown area of Moose Jaw.
This year I am spending a little time in the Santa Cruz area in California, and since the walk is advertized as a worldwide event I checked out the website. As luck would have it, a walk is scheduled for Santa Cruz and best of all there was lots of space still at the end of September.
The walk itself is free but pre-registration is required. This will enable all participants to enter an image and compete for some prizes on the local and international levels.
The official info can be found on the Photowalk Site or download this PDF with Photowalk Info and LIve Links .
Happy walking and who knows – maybe we cross paths in Santa Cruz!