Friday, May 27, 2011

Nuts, crazy and insane

That's what my wife told me when I said that I was going out this morning to shoot some landscapes, in the pouring rain. You should know that it has been raining for the last 4 days. Dry coulees are now surging rivers. It is crazy. I think I've never seen this much rain in my life!

The reason why I went out? It's all because of Paul Zizka's Caffeine and Camera outings. Every now and then Paul organizes these photo get-togethers for all people who are interested in photography. It's more of a social meeting with no strings attached. Pretty cool.

Anyway. So this morning we (Paul, Kurtis from Spindrift Photography and I set out to discover an area around Mount Yamnuska. Yes it was raining, yes it was wet, yes the camera got soaked but no it did not fail! I love this 5DmkII. It's pretty much bullet proof (knocking on wood).

The location was a success. Sure a spot to revisit once this weather clears up a bit. Today though we had a lot of low hanging clouds and did I mention a lot of rain already? Oh yes I did...
Maybe the weather was not perfect but I hope these pictures show you that you don't need to wait for perfect weather to enjoy photography.
Actually, photographers often like inclement weather.

I had a lot of fun meeting these fine pro photographers. I will be doing this again when the opportunity arrises.

Foggy Morning Yamnuska Spring

Foggy Layers Yamnuska Spring

Hillside in Fog Spring

Hillside in Fog Spring2