Photo Blogging Challenge – New (January 2020)

New year, new decade(?) and new adventures all come together in this month’s installment of the Photo Blogging Challenge. Between New Year’s Eve fireworks, checking out the Banff/Lake Louise Snow Days, a visit to Contemporary Calgary’s new home, a vacation including new-to-us National and State parks and other activities, there were plenty of photos to choose from:

1. New Formula

frozen-soap-bubble

A silver lining of the deep freeze that gripped all of Alberta for about 10 days this month? Perfect conditions for #bubblemadness!! I went out three different times and particularly like this one, lit up with the golden light of sunset.

2. New Lego

lego-corner-garage-detail

This detail from the Corner Garage (set 10264) includes a new-to-me use of 8-stud-wide vehicle windshields: oriented vertically to create a bay window! The completed Corner Garage is part of the Lego town we’ve been adding to over the past 10+ years and the sets continue to get more elaborate, with more creative uses of Lego bricks.

3. New Snow

man-walking-in-fresh-snow

New snow is beautiful, but deep new snow makes walking a chore (if you pack your snowshoes when you leave home). Breaking snow for over an hour meant we slept well that night!

4. New Vantage Point

Mount-Rundle-Engine-Bridge

We’ve been walking/cycling across the Engine Bridge in Canmore for years, but it wasn’t until this month that we tried to find a new vantage point for photographing this landmark – down from the pathway, along the edge of the Bow River. This perspective makes Mount Rundle the backdrop.

5. New Vacation Destination

valley-of-fire-state-park

Our January vacation took us to Death Valley National Park and Valley of Fire State Park (Nevada) – both new-to-us. Mr. GeoK (middle of frame) provides a sense of scale for the landscape of the White Domes trail in Valley of Fire.

What a way to kick-off 2020! Can’t wait to head over to organizer PJ’s post and check out the link up to see what everyone else came up with.

While you’re there, please consider joining this photo blogging challenge! It’s basically a low-stress photo assignment – an excuse to hone your camera skills. For each month’s theme, you’re asked to share five photos snapped with your choice of camera. The amount of accompanying text is up to you. The next theme will be posted at a ‘lil Hoohaa in early February.

4 thoughts on “Photo Blogging Challenge – New (January 2020)

  1. That ice bubble looks awesome! You could probably do a post on how you did that! Your photos for the challenge are always so good to the theme. I also agree on breaking snow and what it’s like. Even worse to me as I don’t do snow shoes well and if I am doing it, it’s with just boots on!

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  2. Let’s give this comment tool another try:
    Love the ice bubble, absolutely stunning!
    I feel for you and the hard winter, but the snow pictures are sooo nice. Happy for your getting an escape to warmer pastures.

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  3. Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing these. 🙂 The bubble is beautiful. Your lego town is impressive, as well. That cold spell must have been difficult to deal with, but the snow pictures are lovely. Such a fascinating landscape in the Valley of Fire. Looks like a wonderful vacation. Cheers!

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