Saturday, April 5, 2014


It finally looks like the winter snows and cold might be over. Yeah!!!

Tonight I went on a walkabout with a new photography Meetup group called Calgary Photo Walkers.  Although it was the group's first meetup (we wandered down Stephen Avenue) I had met five in the group before from other meetups.  Which was a good thing, since I had to work and missed the first hour of the walkabout.  Familiar faces made catching up with them easy.

It felt so good to finally get out without the added weight of winter boots and heavy sweaters.

Here are some of the photos I took with the group.  Editing was done mostly in camera.


Loud angry words... the brave fellow in the middle stepped in to quickly stop a fight before it went beyond words.

where ever he laid his hat was his home

red hat

A homeless man sleeps off a drunk on Stephen Avenue.  Don't know how long he was there, but when a photographer friend and I couldn't wake him I called 911.  He was sitting up on his own commenting about our cameras before EMS arrived.  This wasn't the first time I've called 911 for an unconscious person and it probably won't be the last time, either.  The number of people walking past him, some without even a look, was more disconcerting than his unconsciousness.

the audience

wordy busker 1

wordy busker 2

bike shadow

x marks the spot


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