Locked

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The remnants of a school year gone by. The chain link fence of a local school holds the locks no longer needed after the end of a school year. The weather taking its time to wear the shine away.  Only a few more weeks until the buses roll by and drop of the students of a new school year.

Watching

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Another Child walks by and the snow leopard’s eyes follow along. Sitting quietly almost invisible in plane site. I was watching and I was not sure if he was interested in them or hungry. He just stayed in this spot and watched as people moved by. A beautiful animal that I only want to see this close when they are in an enclosure.

 

Diner

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The name restaurant sounds busy and loud but the name diner sounds quiet and comfortable. With few tables it can be crowded and full of energetic conversation but at the right time it is a quiet and relaxing place for a long drawn out dinner with family or friends.

Small town on a saturday morning

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Small town Alberta on a quiet saturday morning. The streets are slowly waking. No one is in a rush. This is a day to enjoy at the pace or the rising sun. People cross the street where they like. Crosswalks are for city folk. The beep of the car as the doors lock tells everyone you are not from here as none of the local lock their doors in this small town.

Washing and Greasing

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It was a nice day trip to a small town. The modern world has brought it change to this town. As big box stores line the new main road the older part of town seem to be forgotten or stuck in time. Beautiful old building show signs of what they once were. No the are a measure of passing time.

Bubbles #2

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Here is another image from last week when someone put soap in one of the water features in a local park. This guy walked past me and disappeared into the bubbles. I like him in the image as it show a sense of scale and just how high the bubbles were.

Reflecting

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When I see puddles I look for the reflections. This puddle was in the middle of a parking lot nothing special but when I walked around and looked for a reflection I found this one. I got down low with the camera and created an image. I flipped this image over so the reflection is on the top and the real world is on the bottom. I like it.

Cool Down

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I have not been down to the river for a while. I am not sure why it surprises me when people swim in the river but it does. The water is so clear you can see the bottom. It is cold but on a hot day it is refreshing. This person rode his bike by me to the river’s edge. He stripped his clothes off and went for a swim.  This day I saw four other swimmers and two surfers. All these people enjoying the river just steps from the office towers of downtown Calgary.