It happens sometimes.
I get the urge to haul my ass out of bed in the morning, grab a java, jump in the car and shake my unruly camera at the dawn. That’s what happened late last week.
On Friday evening a big storm passed just south of Calgary, dumping lots of rain, and as I was checking my weather app to see when that would be finished I noticed that the morning forecast was perfect. That was when I decided to get up early in the morning and hit the road, and to target the area south of the city: I know from experience that ambient conditions following a storm can be quite unique.
First, sunrise. This is about a mile west of the Bow River, and 15 miles south of the City of Calgary. I love this area, and I think you’ll understand that this sunrise didn’t do anything to dampen my fervour.
Not too far away were some of those fascinating, morning-after-the-storm opportunities I talked about. The entire area south of Calgary was at or very near the dew point so – especially near the river – there were some very dramatic fog banks. I missed one amazing picture when I was on the expressway (darn rules of the road – grumble-grumble) but once I got to the Davisburg area I was treated to quite a lot of this kind of thing.
Thank you for stopping by.