An older picture but still relevant as these spiders are appearing more this time of year. They are common in the Edmonton area and are harmless to humans. They are very useful and skilled at taking care of the mosquito problem though.
Decided to test out the HD video capabilities of my new Canon SX240 HS on a subject who was more than willing to volunteer for the job. It was amazing to see how tame this magpie was to let me stay about 2ft away from him. It was originally in 1080p24 but my older copy of iMovie exports as 720p. Normally magpies will not let people close enough to hear the wide range of vocalizations they make. Typically you’d only hear their screeching but up close they sound a lot different.
This shot has had a number of requests to be used in personal PowerPoint presentations and websites as well as a few other miscellaneous uses. It was originally taken back in January 2004 and has had 17 separate requests to be used. It is one that I had offered free for a number of years as long as I either had credit or saw the final work it was used in.
One of the two Seabuses that run between the downtown waterfront and SkyTrain station of the same name, and North Vancouver. This is the one I had just hopped off of and it is heading back to Vancouver.
This is another of the photographs I had published. This one ended up in a civic planning publication.
Edmonton City Hall is a popular place to visit on a hot day because of the free pool and the fountains with it. The place was packed today for Canada Day though not many were in the pool at the time I snapped this shot. This is one image I’ve had published a couple times so far.