I’ve decided to start posting some random photos as I take them.

 

I skied to Shadow Lake in Banff Park yesterday.  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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Photostream – Winter 2020-2021