I’ve decided to start posting some random photos as I take them.
Grain elevators at Rowley, Alberta. Stars tracked with my Star Adventurer star tracker.
Pumpjack near Erskine, Alberta:
Geese on the frozen Red Deer River:
Practicing my telemark ski turns in Kananaskis country:
I skied to Shadow Lake in Banff Park. Here are some pictures of Shadow Lake and Mount Ball:
Diana gave me a star tracker for Christmas. A star tracker compensates for rotation of the Earth so that you can take photos of celestial objects without them moving in the frame. I recently took it out to Kananaskis country to test my setup. There was a lot of skyglow from the city, but the equipment performed beautifully and I had fun fiddling with gear in the -15C cold.
Looking north towards the Big Dipper:
Looking towards Cygnus.
The Christmas conjunction. Jupiter and its moons on the left, and Saturn with its rings is on the right. Shot with a 600 mm lens, and strongly cropped.
Mount Lyautey and the big rockslide at upper Kananaskis Lake.
Ski season came early this year. I have been cross-country skiing since October – probably my earliest start ever. Here is a trail in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
Here is a housefinch, nibbling on lilac seeds in my garden.
Here is a coyote. We found it napping on our lawn in front of our house. When I came out with my camera it lazily got up and scampered away.
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