April desktop calendar
April desktop is now available for download.
This one taken last night in Stanley Park where we hung one of my light boxes.
This one was taken awhile back. Standing in the middle of nowhere photographing the fields on fire when a CME hit directly above me. I could see the point of impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, it then spread out symmetrically in just a few seconds forming an unmistakable pattern of an eagle like bird. It covered the entire sky from horizon to horizon so there was no way I could capture the entire thing. Here you see the tip of one wing. I’ve been fortunate to experience the Northern Lights countless times but another thing that made this particular event special was the blue and magenta colours. Typically it is just the green/yellows but this night a full spectrum of light was visible. Anyways, have a great month! K.
January desktop calendar is now available. Click link to download. http://bit.ly/KG-2014-JAN
2014 begins with an image of the -40 C prairie landscape as we pass though it in our warm, comfy beds on the Via Rail #2 train - Vancouver to Melville.
Working with CP the last year has been a real pleasure and this shoot close to home on the prairies was a nice way to wrap it up for 2013.
Ha ha, not sure Train Master Dave knew what he was in for when he was told to rush and meet me in Belle Plaine, SK after the Holiday Train show in Regina but he was a great sport. It was -40 with the windchill and we had to walk a good KM or 2 to get into place for when the train arrived on route to show in Moose Jaw. We only had 2 or 3 minutes to photograph before it had to move on but nailed it thanks to the precise communications between Train Master and Engineer. After the train pulled out I did another exposure for the background and “swosh”. A shooting star appeared perfectly in frame rewarding our efforts and frozen finger tips. Seriously it didn’t surprise me, this train carries a full load of holiday cheer and spirit!
I’m not going to pretend to love treacherous weather but I do generally love Canadian winters. I think it’s the contrast of walking into the cold from the warm house, and returning to that warmth later. Enjoying a warm drink with friends in the snow etc. An essay can be written on it but I’m going to leave it at that. The reality is that not everyone gets to experience that contrast in the same way which is just one reason why I think the CP Holiday Train program is such a great one. KG
Canadian Pacific’s annual Holiday Train program travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues. The train reaches more than 150 communities each year for a combined distance of 10,000 kilometres. Since the program’s inception, more than $7.4 million and 3 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States.
To see the schedule of remaining stops in Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota, click here.
July desktop is now available for download. This image taken the other night from our front yard. The fireflies and auras moved to the same beat. Click here to download. Please share this with your friends.