I biked down to Begbie Falls today. Rode Stimulus, down to the falls and then back up Hemlock Grove and Quarry Trails. Great ride except for the rain I got caught in. Have I mentioned it doesn’t really ever stop raining here? Even when you think it has, it will start again. That’s a guarantee.
Anyways, here’s a few pictures. As usual, you can see a few more on my Flickr page.
I went for a walk to the Alkokolex Falls today. It’s a thundering water fall that plummets in stages about 100 feet. A few years a man fell in and died. I was very careful. I also found a nice, mossy spot to sit down and read Keith Richards ‘Life’.
More pictures here: http://alexcooper.zenfolio.com/p510503420/slideshow
Before I broke my glasses, bought next year’s season pass and had to spend $400 fixing the brakes on my car, I spent some money on a new (used) telephoto lens – the Olympus 50-200 f2.8. As is the case when I want to mess around, I stepped into my backyard and snapped some photos. It’s a really scenic yard. Here’s three of them:
I brought my camera and my 50mm prime, manual focus lens to a bonfire last night. The lighting was not ideal but using the live view assist feature on my camera, I was able to get a couple good pictures, I think.
I’ve seen lot of bands play in the past week. There was a summer solstice party with Lindsay Ferguson on June 21. The next night Needles//Pins and Teenanger blew out the Big Eddy Pub. Thursday was a night off. Friday was RevFest with Scott Cook & the Long Weekends and The Sheepdogs performing. Saturday I drove down to Calgary where I caught The Intelligence and Thee Oh Sees. Sunday I saw Demons Claws, Bare Wires, Bellrays and Thee Oh Sees, again.
Here are some pictures.
More photos from Revelstoke shows can be found here:
More photos from Sled Island can be found here:
A rain squall broke out just after I got back from a bike ride. Here’s a couple of pictures I snapped. The first two are from the park that is my backyard and the other one is from the parking lot out front.
When I restarted this blog I thought about making it a daily blog. Good thing I didn’t do that. Here are some random pictures from the last little while, from 12 Mile, the Greenbelt and some shows at the Big Eddy Pub.
Monday is my day off. Since not too many other people have it off, I take the time to do chores and go explore somewhere on my own. Today I went up to Moses Creek waterfall for a short hike and to take some pictures. I still haven’t gone through them properly yet but here’s one picture of the waterfall. I took it using my clip-on sun glasses as a makeshift filter, since I don’t have a real one. I think it turned out alright.
Update: Here’s a slideshow with more photos
My place here in Revelstoke backs onto a small park perched just above the Columbia River. There’s a bench in the park (last year there were two) that many people enjoy lazing on. I always though about the idea of photographing them from my deck and create a series. It would be a way to both experiment with my photography and capture people and scenery in different lights.
Here’s the first one:
Once again, I’m dusting off the old blog and hoping to update it more frequently. My goal is to update it daily – whether its just uploading a single photo or blogging about a trip or something more serious.
I recently picked up an old, cheap, manual 50mm f/1.8 macro lens to mess around with. Here’s a photo I took with it on Monday.