I have been photographing the City of Calgary all of my life. I have grown very bored of it. However, going out with my Leica loaded with B&W film gave me new eyes. Which lead to photos of interesting vehicles & historic buildings that were mostly torn down to make way for the atrocities of 1970s architecture.
Looking west and always seeing the Rocky Mountains can make them seem less impressive. But every time I drive into them I am reminded how truly awesome they are. There are people that pine to go to the Rocky Mountains for years and never see them. I am very lucky that I can spend the morning hiking in the Rockies and the evening in a trendy downtown Calgary restaurant.
When most think of the prairies I am sure the imagined visuals are absolutely boring. I do. Last spring I made a point to take my camera on a drive off the highway and on to township & range roads that grid the vast expanse of southern Alberta. I found that there are gems to be seen that connect us to yesteryear.
Despite growing up in Calgary, Alberta I had never been to the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in my 32 years. Driving east it seems that all of a sudden the prairie fields just fall off into the red canyons of the badlands.
Since 1912 my hometown city, Calgary, has held the 10 day Calgary Exhibition & Stampede every summer. With the tag line "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth".