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My favourite images of 2021

My favourite images of 2021

Another year – another move! we have now settled (finally) in Canmore, just a few minutes drive from the gates of Banff National Park, and surrounded by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. Hiking, skiing the Bow River for fly fishing and a wealth of wildlife are...
Smoke

Smoke

Although we live on the East slope of the Rockies in Alberta we are suffering badly from smoke pollution drifting over the mountains from the extensive BC wildfires. The last two days have been particularly bad, in fact this morning the the AQI (Air Quality Index) in...
Bears galore

Bears galore

My new home of Canmore is situated right on the edge of both Banff National Park (the first National Park created in Canada) and Kanananaskis Country. Within 10 minutes of here I can be out in bear country, and there are lot’s about. In fact, I don’t even...
Bald eagles

Bald eagles

A recent article in The Calgary Herald mentioned a big influx of Bald Eagles along the Bow River in Calgary, with as many as 20 being viewed on some days. This is probably due to less freeze up occurring on the Bow in the City itself, keeping open water available for...
My favourite images of 2020

My favourite images of 2020

Well, it’s certainly been a strange year! What with moving from Nova Scotia back to Alberta, and the Covid epidemic I have not spent as many days in the field as I had wished. Added to that, at the beginning of the year I was all set to cover some major sporting...
Capture One 21

Capture One 21

Capture One 21 was launched a week ago as the latest iteration of my favourite RAW processing software. So, lets get one thing out of the way immediately – are the new features worth upgrading from version 20? In reality, even though this remains my post...
Clean up your images with Topaz Denoise AI

Clean up your images with Topaz Denoise AI

Each new generation of digital camera has improved its control of digital noise in high ISO images. None the less I have always found it necessary to do a certain amount of noise control in post processing with most images shot at 1600 or above. For the last few years...
Z6 II and Z7 II announcement imminent

Z6 II and Z7 II announcement imminent

In just less than 6 hours the updated version of the Nikon Z6 and Z7 will be formally announced. www.nikon.ca So, what will we see in the specs for this update? Rumoured specs have been floating around various internet sites for a few weeks but I suspect that no-one...