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Back lane flowers

I spot­ted some love­ly flow­ers in a back lane on today’s bike ride. Since I had my cam­era, I stopped and snapped some pho­tos. Enjoy!

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion.

No spoilers, please

fountain pen on notepad

On my bike ride this after­noon, I think I fig­ured out a the­mat­i­cal­ly-sat­is­fy­ing scene near the end of the short sto­ry I’m work­ing on. It involves the doc­trine of true names, a lawyer, a wiz­ard, their son, and a rather dire threat.

I’m look­ing for­ward to writ­ing it. I’ve got a cou­ple sec­tions to write before I get there, but now I’ve got a tar­get to aim for.

Head­er image: Pho­to by Aaron Bur­den on Unsplash.

A pop of colour

Pink flowers in the greenerry

Anoth­er week­end, anoth­er 27 km on the bike, anoth­er smat­ter­ing of pho­tos.

Got a pref­er­ence on this one? Near, or far?

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion.

Lilacs and country roads

Lilac, close up

Anoth­er week­end, anoth­er 25-km ride with my cam­era. I found lilacs, coun­try roads, and an angel in a grave­yard for you.

Want prints? Let me know, we can work some­thing out.

Lilacs

I shot the lilacs with a polar­iz­ing lens, which can add dra­ma to the sky. Which one do you like bet­ter? I’m par­tial to the dark­er sky, which makes the flow­ers real­ly stand out.

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion.

The light, the light

Soft pale light on a grey wall

I went on cam­pus yes­ter­day for the first time in a month, and took a few min­utes to check just how emp­ty the Knowles Douglas/Student Union com­plex was. No lights were on; it was all lit, soft­ly, by the sun.

Above is the cor­ri­dor that con­nects the Stu­dent Union build­ing to the KD space, where the book­store and the cof­fee shop are. Below is a view of the closed cof­fee shop.

The coffee shop
For­bid­den Flavours, closed for now

And, as a bonus, today I saw a robin in the yard. I snapped a few pho­tos at a high zoom through the screen and win­dow. I think the lines of the screen con­tribute to the slight­ly sur­re­al look of the pho­to.

Robin redbreast in my yard
Robin on a downed branch

Brenizer bike

I’ve been read­ing late­ly about the Breniz­er method (some­thing I’ve appar­ent­ly been doing already, with­out know­ing that’s what it’s called). Essen­tial­ly, you take a bunch of pho­tos of a still sub­ject, then stitch them togeth­er into one image. The result­ing panora­ma will have the depth-of-field (ie, back­ground blur) of a sin­gle pho­to tak­en with a much, much wider lens.

Con­tin­ue read­ing “Breniz­er bike”

North Hill campus

ACC North Campus

I don’t recall ever being on ACC’s North Hill cam­pus since, well, since ACC took it over. On my ride today, I decid­ed to stop in and see the sights.

The main build­ing, pic­tured above, was part of the Bran­don Men­tal Health Cen­tre before the grounds were pur­chased by the Col­lege.

Behind that build­ing I found a love­ly lit­tle park-like space.

A small park behind the main building, with a lilac tree

Also back there was a chim­ney tow­er so tall it took three pho­tos to cap­ture it all, stitched togeth­er using hug­in.

A very tall chimney

I also found a sec­ondary build­ing where a cou­ple small trees appear to have tak­en root in the brick­work.

I was quite enam­oured of the shad­ows in the one pho­to, and I can’t decide if I pre­fer it in colour, or in black and white. What’s your pref­er­ence?

Trees growing on a ledge

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion.

Blackbird

Blackbird at the Riverbank Discovery Centre

Down at the River­bank Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre: a black­bird on a perch.

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion.

Across Town

A cou­ple pho­tos, one from the south­west end of the city, one from the pedes­tri­an bridge over the Assini­boine, both shar­ing a cer­tain beige tone.

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion.