Posts Tagged "spring"

Spring equinox, 2015 solar eclipse and supermoon

Posted by on 20. March 2015 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Spring equinox, 2015 solar eclipse and supermoon

Spring equinox, 2015 solar eclipse and supermoon

Happy first day of (astronomical) spring. On Friday, March 20th spring will officially arrive on the prairies at 4:45 p.m. CST. When I woke up this morning, the ground was covered with a thin layer of fresh snow. Not exactly a spring-like weather.     Let’s then celebrate the vernal equinox, one of only two days of the year when all places on Earth (outside of the polar regions) see the sun rise at due east and set at due west along the horizon. Remember that when you set up your camera to capture the sunrise or sunset this week. The sun appears directly overhead at Earth’s...

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Wild about Saskatoon – 2014 NatureCity Festival field trip

Posted by on 23. May 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Wild about Saskatoon – 2014 NatureCity Festival field trip

Wild about Saskatoon – 2014 NatureCity Festival field trip

I will be leading a nature photography field trip to Saskatoon’s Northeast Swale on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. We will explore a beautiful natural prairie landscape at the north edge of town and focus out lenses on wild critters and close-up details. This field trip is part of the Wild about Saskatoon NatureCity Festival and there is no charge to join. The nature photography field trip will take place immediately after the Prairie Birds, Flowers and Butterflies trip led by members of the Saskatoon Nature Society (2 – 4 p.m.). Come early and learn about things you will...

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Nature photo walk in downtown Saskatoon

Posted by on 14. May 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | 4 comments

Nature photo walk in downtown Saskatoon

Last weekend I led a nature photography field trip as part of the 2014 Jane’s Walk in Saskatoon. In spite of the cold and breezy weather, an enthusiastic crow of about 20 people joined me for a photo walk along the Meewasin Trail in downtown Saskatoon. We captured the intricate details of budding trees, patterns & shapes in vegetation not yet hidden behind the leaf cover, and enjoyed the view of Saskatoon skyline across the South Saskatchewan River. Here are a few images captured during the photo walk. Many thanks to everyone for supporting the event, and to my friend Ian Preston...

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Jane’s Walk – explore nature in the city through a photo walk

Posted by on 26. April 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Jane’s Walk – explore nature in the city through a photo walk

Jane’s Walk – explore nature in the city through a photo walk

Next Sunday (May 4th, 2014) I will be leading a nature photography walk as part of the Jane’s Walk festival in Saskatoon. Goal of the festival is for residents to explore their city and connect with neighbours. Theme of the walk that I will be leading is  Nature photography in downtown Saskatoon. We will ‘Meet our City’ by taking a leisurely walk along the Meewasin Trail in downtown Saskatoon. We will focus our cameras on natural subjects found in Cosmopolitan and Kiwanis Memorial Park. This event is completely free to attend and not physically demanding. All you need is...

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Happy first day of spring

Posted by on 20. March 2014 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Happy first day of spring

Happy first day of spring

Spring is arriving a day earlier this year; vernal (spring) equinox in Saskatoon falls on Thursday, March 20 at 10:57 a.m. CST. March equinox, the date when day and night are same length, marks the beginning of spring in Northern Hemisphere. The term equinox is a derivative of the Latin word equinoxium, which literally means “equality between day and night”. For our friends down under, today is the first day of autumn (fall). The exact day is not the same from year to year. This has to do with the number of calendar days in a year, not the equinox itself. It takes the Earth...

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