The Changing Seasons: Winnipeg in July

The Changing Seasons - a monthly photo challenge

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)

Grand vistas:

vista collage

People walking dogs, cycling or playing soccer(way off in the distance!):

people collage

Flora close-ups:

flowers collage 3

Critters:

critters

Check out other July postings here.

See you next month with lots of photos!!

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