A Northern Boy Moves South

April 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Well folks it has been awhile since I last posted a blog and I am sorry I have been so late. There have been major changes in my life over these last couple of years. I have been continually having to deal with body blows one after the other. It had major effect on my general inspiration or interest to create. I almost felt like I was wasting my time and my very limited funds creating anything. I was in a very dark space I even had to sell off a couple of lenses just to keep my head above water.

 

Due to financial reasons I had to say good buy to my TSE 17mm F4L and my EF 16-35 F2.8l Mkii. Both of those days where bad days in my life. I loved both and used them continually they will be sorely missed. I hopefully can find the funds to replace them soon, as I am missing the ultra wide vision now. But I am sure I will make it happen regardless. Now if I could just sell more prints... 😊

Warm Start  Drew May PhotoWarm Start My first real foray since I moved south! The beginnings of the Oldman river in extremely cold weather but warm light.<br/><br/>© www.drewmayphotography.com

I have moved closer to the thing I really love, the mountain. I get my greatest inspiration from this area. I am not completely sure I will get a ton of excitement from Banff as I am not a great fan of crowds, but I am sure I can find the occasion to foray into the park when it is quiet.

My greatest inspiration is going to come from the proximity to other locations that I find greatly inspiring. Kooteney National Park was my first quest for light after only being here for a couple of weeks. It was a cold day and there was a great amount of snow still on the ground. It was a wonderful day in a park I haven’t been to in 40 years.

Kooteney River  Drew May PhotoKooteney River Drew May PhotoIt has been almost 40 years since I was in Kooteney National Park and the river of the same name was frozen in time as the wester slopes was bathed in a warm sunset. I always find it interesting the warm light and the actual freezing cold.

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Mount Ball  Drew May PhotoMount Ball Drew May PhotoJust as the sun sets Mt. Ball recives the last wispers of light.

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I have scooted down to Waterton National Park as well; it has been far to long since I had been there either. I can see this summer is going to filled with hours of my time off seeking light in these gems. I have also taken some back roads over the past few weeks, but we will leave that adventure for further blogs.

Welcome to Waterton Lakes National Park  Drew May PhotoWelcome to Waterton Lakes National Park Drew May PhotoThis is the view that greets you as you come into Waterton Lakes. It has been years since I had been to this park but that will be changing this Summer!!

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All in all, it has been exciting and nerve racking to completely rebuild my life in a new location. I had been in my last spot for almost 16 years. I will admit I was having a hard time finding inspiration, or any form of drive to create in the last year. That is not completely the fault of my location, my situation had a large part of my unhappiness and a blank camera screen.  But now I seem to be coming out of the darkness and I’m finding great pleasure and spending a day each week with a camera in my hand and Lilly as my trusty steed.

Stay tuned, I have some exciting news for an old photographer on the horizon.

This move is having a positive effect on my presence in my passion, interesting time ahead!

I am making the time to seek out light, by extension, I will be sharing more of my adventures!

 

Keep shooting,

Talk to you next week

Cheers!!

 


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