I discovered another WordPress blog meme, this one started by “Cardinal Guzman”. You can read about it here. Briefly the objective is: Find a location near your home, take somewhere between 5-20 photos and post them in a gallery in your blog. Continue to do this every month. It doesn’t even have to be a city. It can be whatever. Try to shoot every month, so that in the end of the year, you’ll have a nice and diverse set of photos in your portfolio. The idea is to capture all the changes: the seasons, the weather, different times of the day, some night photography perhaps? Also, the idea is to build your portfolio and train your eye.
Sounds like fun to me. I am starting halfway through…but with 7 months of 2015 I can still capture 3 of Winnipeg’s seasons.
I chose a very large(411 acres) and quite neglected park called Kil-Cona Park. It is only a 45 minutes walk from my house. It is primarily an off-leash dog park, the largest in Winnipeg. There are also lots of other facilities (golf course, soccer fields, miniature golf, tennis courts, a restaurant etc) in another section of the park. In the winter there is cross-country skiing on trails and ice-skating on the lakes (with a warming hut).
This month I focused on the off-leash dog park again, but tried to capture more of the flowers and critters(dragonfly, red squirrel, noisy blackbird). A few wide expanse views including a view back towards the city(the sky hazy from very distant forest fires). And of course some people shots with and without their dogs! The biggest difference I think from last month is the algae bloom on the lake…and that the Canada Geese are gone…..
(click on collages to enlarge)
People walking dogs, cycling or playing soccer(way off in the distance!):
Check out other July postings here.
See you next month with lots of photos!!