Discovering Calgary

Spent my first full day in Canada today – It started out a little damp, but I was determined not to waste anytime, so jumped on the Tram to Calgary Zoo.

I know it is the end of the season, and it wasn’t the best weather, but I was surprised at how empty the park was.

Perfect for me to play around with the camera and see what I could do;

This was handheld, through glass:

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And this was through wire bars:

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I then moved on to Calgary Tower for a view of the city. I am not a ‘heights’ person at all, but I do like the view they allow you – Would you believe that I has left my wide angle zoom in the car… Amateur
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and I even got a little brave in the name of my art, standing on the glass floor looking down onto Calgary below
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My afternoon was spent driving from Calgary to my next location ‘Kananaskis’ (Cana-Skis to us in the UK!)… Finally getting my first view of the Rockies.

Can’t wait to go and explore them over the next few days – But until then, I am happy to make do with the stunning Barrier Lake:

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Settled into Delta Lodge for the next two days – Really lovely room in a perfect location.

Off to charge some batteries.