Monday, August 18, 2014

Downtown!

Sunday morning I planned to take my camera downtown to Kerry Park and practice taking candid shots.  I was hoping to find a bench or step to use as a base and my subjects would be the tourists that mill around the area.  I forgot the Kelowna Apple Triathlon was on and the running portion followed the lake through Kerry Park and along the boardwalk, so tourists were a little more sparse. I did the milling instead.  

I chatted with a friendly woman from Nova Scotia, met a mother and daughter from Calgary, offered to take photos of families and couples and agreed happily to take photos when I was approached.    Sadly I forgot all about the Kangaroo Farm when a group from Edmonton asked me to recommend something to do besides boating.  I did direct them to the Downtown Kelowna Kiosk near Earl's. With luck there was info about it there. I had an enlightening conversation with Dalton, the friendly and charismatic panhandler who is a fixture on the north end of Bernard.  I cheered on the dedicated triathletes and brought water to one of the volunteers wilting in the heat as she cheered and directed the runners around a corner.

It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday morning and though I didn't get to work as much on the particular skills I'd hoped, any practice with my new camera is good practice.  Here's a few of my faves.

























Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Brunswick in June

I had a lovely but all too short visit with my Smith relatives in Saint John and Bellisle Bay.  We enjoyed sunshine, rain and fog as is to be expected on the Bay of Fundy.  I hope to return with the whole fam damily some day soon.

























Monday, August 11, 2014

August Sunflowers

I've been keeping my eye on this stretch of Pandosy the last couple of weeks, waiting for these sunflowers to bloom.  Now that they have, they mostly have their backs to me, but I managed to get a few shots from some sneaky angles. 




I was worried the home owners might think me a little suspicious, but they have excellent security.



 Photobombers pulling out of Original Joe's.