In September 2017 I shared a post called Publications 2, which was an update about where some of my writing and photography work had been featured. I thought it was time for another one, so I created this post to highlight what's been happening since then. I hope you enjoy it!
On November 4th, 2017 Nakiska was the second ski resort in Canada to open to the public. Thanks to Seekers Media I was there for opening day. My photos and video were shared on the Snow Seekers website and I also blogged about the whole experience right here. It was the second time I was contracted by the Seekers Team (the first time was my mountain biking adventure in Cypress Hills) and I hope for more opportunities in the future!
|Opening day at Nakiska was lots of fun!
The Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans-Canada Trail) was completed in 2017 in conjunction with Canada's sesquicentennial. In celebration of this major accomplishment Canadian Geographic hosted a photo competition and asked for submissions from across Canada in one of their five designated categories. I submitted a couple of photos and then forgot all about it. In late November I received an email saying one of my photos had been chosen as a runner-up in the People On The Trail category. The photo that was chosen was one I snapped during a bike ride on the High Rockies Trail that runs through the Spray Valley into the heart of Kananaskis Country. The High Rockies Trail also represents the highest point on The Great Trail, which is pretty cool itself. As a runner-up I received a copy of Biggest and Best of Canada: 1,000 Facts and Figures and a one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic. To view the winning photographs in each of the five categories please follow this link and to see the rest of the runner-ups click here.
|My photo that was chosen as a runner-up in the People On The Trail category
|In addition to the one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic I also won the book Biggest and Best of Canada
|My winning photograph as featured on the LifeProof Instagram page
|The sweet prize pack that I won from LifeProof
|The front of the calendar with the grand prize winning photograph on the cover
|My photo of a coyote hunting in the Weaselhead was the feature photo for January
|This is the featured banner on their Twitter account
|This is what their pinned tweet looked like
|Here's the banner from their Facebook page
|Here's their pinned Facebook post
The Weaselhead Virtual Experience was described as,
"Come explore the Weaselhead Park through an all-day immersive installation with 360-degree visuals and VR headsets. At 5:30pm meet those studying the Weaselhead and the biological impacts of the Southwest Ring Road. Presented by Weaselhead Park Preservation Society and Mount Royal University Library, Riddell Library and Learning Centre."Please follow this link for a complete photo gallery of the event. If you're interested in seeing all of my coyote photos from that memorable encounter, please visit my previous post titled, Mousing Around.
|A Tweet from Weaselhead Park about my photo feature
|Another Tweet from the MRU Library that features one of my coyote photos
|A hunting coyote on display at the Virtual Weaselhead Experience
|Another one of my coyote features is in the background of this picture
Our camping trip to the Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area and our day-hike to Burstall Pass are both featured on the blog section of the webpage. They have also used one of my photos, another from Burstall Pass, on their post about the Town of Canmore.
It's pretty cool to have my work featured on another website and I feel honoured that they liked my writing enough to include it.
The night of January 20th, 2019 there was a Super Blood Wolf Moon in the Calgary sky. I was also invited to attend the launch party for the Last Best IPA. Albeerta Provisions partnered with the Calgary Tower to have the tower light up green to coincide with the release of their latest beer. On my way to the party I stopped downtown and captured the following shot, showing the tower, its reflection, and the shining moon. The photo was well received on social media, but I was quite surprised to see it featured in a Calgary Herald article showing some of the most popular shots from that evening. Definitely a first for me!
|A screen shot from the Calgary Herald website that featured my tweet and photo