Closing off 2016
It's been a while, that life thing has a wonderful effect on getting things done. I can assure you of the last few months have been interesting. late in the year I have been traveling quite extensively around the Alberta.
One of my new favourite spots Piers Grey Provincial Park
Some of you might remember that I got a new car in the early summer, and I named her Lilly. [ya two “l’s”] To date I have traveled just over 26,000 km and very pleasing Drive. Lily is an absolutely fantastic automobile, and exceedingly easy on fuel. I cannot recommend enough, Chevrolet Cruz 2016 as being a wonderful choice and I am very happy that I made it. I will continue to document her and my travels for some time to come. Enough about a car!
Lilly after a bath next to my happy place :)
The travels took off in the last few months of summer, after my mother agreed to go into care, thus relieving me to explore. Almost immediately I drove to Cadomin, a small coal mining town on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. After that I went to further north along the same mountain chain, to the small town called Grande Cache. It is been almost 30 years since I've been there and I will inform you it was wonderful, I definitely will be going back!
Dancing Light On Cadomin Mountain
I have traveled to Jasper and northern Banff repeatedly, I have been going up and down the parkway, spending a fair amount of time around the locally named “Big Bend". I have a good friend that played my guide on one occasion. He had showed me a couple of waterfalls I have missed repeatedly. It truly is good to have some local knowledge, or do have friends that Have that knowledge.
the Sulphur Gates near Grande Cashe
I would have to say my excitement finding waterfalls in this province has increased once again! I find myself searching the maps looking for locations that I haven't gone to, or did not know existed even slightly, so this spring I will have many locations to shoot. This coming summer is going to be very exciting, I have a couple of plans that might add to the excitement in the interest in my work going forward.
I have been writing this blog post for last couple of months when I can get around to it. I have had a lot of things on my plate in the last few months. Things now are only going to get better and I have plenty of projects in mind. I'm going to spend more time doing short videos, time lapses and doing a little bit of vlogging, I might even spread a little bit of the knowledge. I will be posting here on the website and Youtube so maybe I can build that subscriber base. :)
Today's blog is more about catching up and hopefully I can retain a continuous stream of work and have something of quality to say every week.
So to start off 2017 I thought I would add a little video that I have been compiling for the last few days as a kind of a showcase of the work that I have done this year. You will notice that the beginning of the video most of the images are local to my home. And as the video goes on those miles that I've added to that little car start make sense.
Oh I just so you know, November and December I have been mostly very little work or strictly commercial, We have some snow out here finally. And That gets me excited about the forest once again.
And I've done a few equipment changes, And have a few more in mind. So when I get this new gear idea might be a cool idea to Give you my impressions. I might include them in the vlogg, and include the "wordy" Version in the blog. So many changes in the plans, But a distinct hope for success in this year of 2017.
So let's close it off, I wish you all a very good New Year, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support.
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