Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Everyone!  Just a heads up, I will not be posting next week so that I can spend time with my family.  I'll be back in 2011 though, hopefully with some new pics. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mejnert - 1

One of the many benifits of meeting Annalise, was that I got to meet a truly fascinating person - her Great Grandfather.  He first came to Canada in 1929, at the age of 21, and eventually settled into the Camrose/Bawlf area.  I didn't meet Mejnert until 2002 when he was 94 and living in a seniors lodge, but Annalise told me many stories about often going to vist him when he still lived on his farm.  Even talking to him at 94, he was sharp as a tack, and could reminise about his first years in Canada like it was yesterday.

In 2008, I had the opportunity to grab a few photos of him on his 100th birthday.  In the photo above, he was talking with Annalise as I sat a few feet away zoomed in on his face.  He glanced over, saw me and grinned.  It is overwhelming to think about how many things those eyes have seen.  Over the next two years, Annalise and I would go visit him, and I would grab shots whenever I could.  The last three pictures of this week I took on a visit we paid to him at his Lodge, and would be one of the last times we ever saw him.  About a month later, he suffered a stroke.  His doctors informed the family, that at his age, he would likely live another two weeks tops.  As a testiment to the Mejnert's strength, he didn't pass away until 6 weeks later.  A truly amazing man.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Temporary Interruption

Hello Everyone,

The computer that has all my pictures and photo managment software has decided to die, so for the next two weeks or so, I won't be posting any new pictures.  Sorry for the interruption, but please check back in the next couple weeks when I restart my posts.  Thanks looking!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Uphill Grind

I did a series of shots with my brother for a review he is doing on a bike.  Head over to Saddle Up Bikes for a similar review if you are interested, and keep an eye out for Scott's review on the same blog in the future.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010