As of August 2017, humans take somewhere around 93 million selfies per day. The average millenial will take more than 25,000 selfies in his/her lifetime. I'm definitely not a millenial, and if there's a trick to taking flattering selfies, I haven't figured it out; a phone camera lens in close proximity to my already angular face is not a recipe for success. So I generally turn my back on the whole idea of selfies. So in the spirit of the photo blogging challenge, I got creative and used some old school methods to craft a handful of self-portraits for September.
Tag: South Glenmore Park
Glenmore Reservoir Circumnavigation
One easy and scenic riding option in Calgary is circumnavigating the Glenmore Reservoir, a route that runs 15 or 16 km. The city's extensive pathway system makes it easy to extend the distance. Mr. GeoK and I covered 31 km riding from home, around the Reservoir, and back. Heritage Park, sailboats, and the view of the Canadian Rockies to the west add visual interest to the ride. If you're lucky (and alert) you might even spot some water birds, a deer or a coyote.
Photo Blogging Challenge – Anything Goes (June 2015)
I considered studying the lyrics for the title song for the 1934 Cole Porter musical Anything Goes and coming up with some photo ideas from that. Then I considered doing something related to transportation and all things that actually "go". But with everything that goes on this time of year as school and other organized …
Continue reading Photo Blogging Challenge – Anything Goes (June 2015)
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 …
Photo Essay: Autumn in Calgary
Calgary's fall season is usually short, with leaves transitioning from green to yellow to the ground within a few weeks. Thanks to a heavy accumulation of snow in mid-September, the fall of 2014 started early and abruptly. Since then the weather's been quite mild. The result? Quite a few trees are still sporting leaves...and some …