2015 September 26, Nuit Blanche finally comes to Edmonton. Here are some images from the first couple of hours of the all night arts celebration in and about Churchill Square.
See more on the part 2 post: Nuit Blanche II
On Saturday (2015 March 14) I attended the Crashed Ice Championship on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. Problem was that with the huge crowds I couldn’t get anywhere near the race itself. Nonetheless it was a very interesting atmosphere with the lighting and the crowds so I turned my attention to just capturing photos of that atmosphere.
This was as close as i was able to get to the live racing action:
A few photos from Louise McKinney Riverfront Park in central Edmonton on a (not quite) winter’s, (not quite) evening (i.e. before 6 pm on December 15th).
Looking across the North Saskatchewan River valley from the top of Grierson Hill (Louise McKinney is just below the near edge and not visible in this image):
The stairs descending into the river valley and park:
The “bike” path descending along the east edge of the park:
A Chinese garden is situated next to the path, on the east side of the park:
and finally looking back (west) at the downtown Edmonton skyline:
Ah, winter in Edmonton – Today (2014 November 27) we got our first real taste of it, for this winter of 2014/15. Sure we’ve already had a few centimeters of snow and few days with windchills below -20C but there is nothing like a blizzard to make it real. There are 10 to 15 cm on the ground (and maybe another 10 to come) and with enough wind to cause drifting. The roads are a mess and driving is slow and frustrating.
But, as the snow came down during the day and conditions got worse and worse I was perversely looking forward to my 25 minute walk home. Why the glee? Well isn’t it obvious? Nothing says prime photography conditions like blowing snow and a -25 temperature (with windchill) – and oh did I mention that it would be dark? Well not completely dark, there are the street lights and the lights from vehicles and the glowing light reflected from the snow in the sky. All in all, I thought there was a good chance to capture some interesting images and perhaps even some beautiful ones. This is what I came up with: