Calgary has a tradition of free pancake breakfasts during the Stampede.  Today was the 50th Annual Chinook Centre Stampede Breakfast.  It is the largest one but this was the first year I attended.  According to Herald journalist Val Fortney, they prepared 1,800 kilograms of Spolumbo’s sausage, 6,000 litres of coffee and 1,500 kilograms of pancake batter to feed 60,000 people.  Good thing Calgary has an abundance of volunteers and has the pancake breakfast down to an art.

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(20100703)  Warming up for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede (July 10-18, 2010), we headed to the Airdrie Professional Rodeo this past Saturday.  Doing what we locals do best, we cheered for the animals and were not disappointed.  I am always in awe of the rodeo clowns and all of the unsung support personnel who ensure the competing cowboys and cowgirls can do their jobs.

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(20100701)  Musician Wil put on an energetic show in Calgary for Canada Day (July 1, 2010.)  This was my first exposure to Wil and I enjoyed his performance.  Catch him if you have the opportunity.

Here’s my favourite shot with the lit fog appearing as if it were exhaust off his steaming guitar.

Photography is all about light.  Three controls affect the amount of light reaching the camera’s sensor: aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity. Each one also has a creative impact on the image. Read the rest of this entry »

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The final night of Calgary’s 2009 Globalfest fireworks at Elliston Park.

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