South Coast: Cypress Falls Park

CK Wright Photo Trips

Yesterday I visited the Cypress Falls Park. It has been a while since I was here last, and I do enjoy the coastal mountain streams and forests. There was no ice or snow around so it made accessing the creek safe. The creek itself has lots of boulders and logs surrounded by moss covered trees (cedar, Douglas-fir, and hemlock) and …

Kananaskis along the Spray Lakes Road

CK Wright Photo Trips

Yesterday I headed out to the Kananaskis area shooting at various locations along the Spray Lakes road starting at the Lower Kananakis Lake at sunrise. It was interesting to see the sun rise as the partial cloud coverage did not hinder the sun illuminating the snow covered peaks. Next up, I drove down the Spray Lakes Road to past Mt. …

Frosty Keeping Warm

CK Wright Photo Trips

Today I went out to the Elbow River and Elbow Falls. As an indication to how busy I have been and thus out of practice, I arrived without my normal winter gear, snow pants. This was the first “seriously” cold outing with the new camera, but as expected there were no problems with it…my legs were another story though. I …

The Joy of the 35mm Lens

CK Wright Photo Trips, Technical

When I was using my Nikon F3 (film), my favourite lens was the Nikon 35mm. I found the focal length to be the perfect blend between including enough details while excluding extraneous details.  Recently I upgraded to a full frame DSLR and the old Nikkor 35mm was noticeably soft outside of the centre on that camera. After researching lens options …