One fun approach to this month's theme would have been to assemble a series of photographs emphasizing the position from which each was taken. Another option would have been to photograph one subject from many different vantage points. I chose to make photographs reflecting my connection with nature, since, over the years, I've found that being in nature is essential to my well-being. A growing body of research shows my experience is not unique!
I had mixed thoughts about urban poling before I gave it a try. The main benefit for someone like me is that using poles while walking significantly UPs the exercise intensity. And while I'm not willing to invest in a pair of urban poles just yet, I am open to the idea. So how will I finally make my decision? I'm planning to borrow a pair for a few weeks, to see how urban poles fit with my long-standing habit of turning every walk into a photo walk. An extended trial will give me a good feel for how easy it is to keep track of 3 things (2 poles + 1 camera) or whether I'd be happy shifting the focus of my walks away from photography to more of an aerobic exercise.
Nearby Nature – June 2015
Calgary has been blessed with fantastic conditions this month: warm temperatures and sunshine, very few mosquitoes, daylight from early morning to late in the evening and not much rain (a little more rain to help natural vegetation and farm crops would actually be welcome). I took full advantage of Mother Nature's open door policy. I …
Nearby Nature – May 2015
I attribute my higher than usual dosage of vitamin N* this month to three things: I added Mr. GeoK as a FitBit friend and the step competition between us this first month has been pretty fierce! I joined the 30x30 nature challenge, which encourages participants to spend 30 minutes outside for 30 days this month. …