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Labour Day fireworks light up the Saskatoon sky

Posted by on 1. September 2013 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Labour Day fireworks light up the Saskatoon sky

Labour Day fireworks light up the Saskatoon sky

Fireworks display lit up the night sky during the 6th annual PotashCorp Fireworks Festival in Saskatoon last Friday and Saturday. The fireworks were launched from the Broadway Bridge in downtown Saskatoon. Royal Pyrotechnie lit up the skies on Friday, and ProFX Inc. were in charge on Saturday. ProFX Inc. has delivered the fireworks show for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games as well as four Grey Cups. I was lucky enough to get access to one of the tall buildings right next to the Delta Bessborough hotel and had a great view of the show. Here are a few images from the Friday performance. I...

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Saskatoon watercross race

Posted by on 3. August 2013 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Saskatoon watercross race

Saskatoon watercross race

Last weekend I went down to the Saskatoon River Landing with my coffee buddies Rick Elvin, Bas Hobson, Bob Littlejohn and Scott Prokop to photograph watercross races on the South Saskatchewan River. Watercross is an unusual sport – it can best be described as motocross on water jet skis. Riders zoom around an obstacle course at speeds up to 100 kilometres per hour. About 36 top racers from Canada and the USA took part in the 2013 Western Canadian Watercross Nationals. The program also included a wakeboarding demonstration (surf boarding on a wake produced by a speed boat that pulls the...

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Nature in the City – art exhibit at the Centre & Eight Galleries

Posted by on 24. June 2013 in Blog / Journal, News & Events, Photography | Comments Off on Nature in the City – art exhibit at the Centre & Eight Galleries

Nature in the City – art exhibit at the Centre & Eight Galleries

The Nature in the City art exhibit of nature photographs and paintings featuring works of five Saskatoon artists will be on display at the Centre at Circle and Eight Galley in Saskatoon until July 7, 2013. Three of my plant images from the Meet Your Neighbours project are on display, together with works by Louise Cook, Robin and Arlene Karpan, May Haga and Nick Saunders. This exhibit was set up to coincide with the week-long festival Wild About Saskatoon, to celebrate nature and culture in the City of Saskatoon. We set up the art exhibit in a heavily visited area, in a shopping mall right...

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Nature in the City – Saskatoons are in bloom this week

Posted by on 25. May 2013 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Nature in the City – Saskatoons are in bloom this week

Nature in the City – Saskatoons are in bloom this week

Saskatoon trees are in bloom this week. The name of this tree (well, more of a shrub) derives from the Cree noun ‘misâskwatômina’. The city of Saskatoon is named after the berry. Have you ever tried the Saskatoon berry pie? Delicious.     I took a few images you see here as part of the NatureCity Festival that starts today. Over 40 organizations are taking part in setting up nature-related events. The NatureCity Festival is one week of free family fun that takes place in neighbourhoods across the city of Saskatoon. It is the inaugural event of Wild about Saskatoon, a group of...

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Nature in the City – spring has arrived to Saskatoon

Posted by on 17. May 2013 in Blog / Journal, Photography | 1 comment

Nature in the City – spring has arrived to Saskatoon

After a few days of unseasonably warm weather, signs of spring are everywhere: robins are busy looking for earthworms in my backyard and the elm trees in front of my house are slowly releasing new leaves. I went for a walk along the South Saskatchewan River and managed to photograph prairie crocuses at Petturson’s Ravine. It is so strange to be able to still see them in May. A very late season this year. Here are a few images from the project to photograph elements of Urban Nature for a series of lectures that I will be presenting during the NatureCity Festival (May 25 – 31,...

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