RCMP Musical Ride

It’s a ride by the RCMP that is known world wide.  They have paid us a visit in our city several times in the recent past .  You can learn all about the ride Here

View to the Falls

Niagara Falls Light Show

Niagara Falls consists of two falls.  One is the Horseshoe Falls and the other is the American Falls.  This view is of the American side with Niagara Falls, New York behind it.  I haven’t been here since high school.  It was nice to revisit the place after all these years.

Visit their website Here.

Morning at the Marina

San Francisco Water Front

This photo is one of a group of photos that I took very early in the morning as people were getting ready for the day ahead.  It was quiet and I enjoyed looking for photos along the shore from here to Fishermans Wharf.

In Memory of Kenneth H MacKay (1920 – 2003)

During the second world war there was a program called the British Commonwealth Air Training Program.  The planes in the photo above were from Number 6 RCAF SFTS located at Dunnville, Ontario.  My father was a Flight Instructor at that base.

You can learn all about the Air Training program by clicking Here.

If you attend air shows then you may have seen a flyby that commemorates the Canadian perspective of our contribution.  In 2004, at the Abbotsford Air Show, I saw a flyby that was Very impressive and brought tears to my eyes.

I’m glad I was there to see it.

Kenneth H MacKay (1920 – 2003) – Born in Cochrane, Ontario
Husband of Miriam Mitchell. Father of Brian, Ruth, Paul, Barb.

Helicopter Tour near Canmore, Alberta

Helicopter Flight from Canmore, Alberta

It’s just a short helicopter flight from Canmore and this is what you will find.  Just behind us and over the last mountain range is the Trans Canada Highway 1 from Calgary to Banff.  Ahead of us is what you see as soon as you clear that first range.  So close to civilization, yet so far.

Santa Fe Photo Expedition

From a day at a Movie Ranch

A group of photographers went on a day trip in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The trip was part of a National Geographic Photo Expedition.  Models were there at the movie ranch to be photographed in an Old West movie set.  Something you don’t get to do very often.

Spirit Island

Spirit Island is located on Maligne Lake.  There are photos of Spirit Island that date back a long time.  They were done in black and white and the result was very spiritual hence, I like to think, the name Spirit Island.   I’ve seen that photo but I couldn’t find it in a Google search.

I decided to take a shot that I did of the island a few years ago and give it an entirely different look.  I like the original photo but I settled on this version for now.

Spirit Island, July, 2009