On June 20th a horrible event occurred and left the Town of Canmore in a State of Emergency. The rains came down and the snow melt happened creating the perfect creek washout. The water flowed down Cougar Creek and started to do its damage. The unfortunate thing is it started to effect the residents in the whole town especially on the creeks edge. Last year the storm occurred around June 6th and had its way taking out some of the walking path and creek bottom. Watch here to see last years clip I shot.
This year it was a whole new disaster. Many people left the Cougar Creek area to safer locations and being a resident just down the road ( not affected ) I felt I needed to capture and document this sad event. Here is another video posted of stuff floating away
Was filming a wedding for a couple in Calgary as a last minute request, so thought I might as well get some great photos of the decor.
As filmmaker, videographer for the past 10 years I almost forgot the joy of photography. I have been using a Canon 7D and most recently a 60D for video, but now once in a while I turn it on to photo – (yes funny how I bought the camera to shoot video!) and I snap away. I come to enjoy taking a few detail shots at weddings mainly for myself interest, but had an opportunity to pop in at a wedding Lynn Fletcher doing and took a few detail shots, hoping she could use them on her website or elsewhere. The lighting guys were testing their system doing a last minute check , so had a mixture of lights going on from white to pink to red.
It’s amazing with what you can do with the light that exists in a room without a flash, that is if you have the right lens. All technical things aside, it was a few shots, but I was like a little kid with a new toy, except the new toy wasn’t so new, it was like I discovered that the toy actually was like a transformer becoming something I never knew I would like soo much again. Hopefully I’ll be able to take some time and shoot some more stuff and post on the website. For now back to filming and editing.