In my excuse its been a very long week. The nap was quite enjoyable. 🙂
And in my defense I did get up from the nap with plenty of time for a short adventure………if the rain clouds did not move in.
The plan was to head north of the city again. Earlier this week, I got bored with familiar surroundings and headed out for a drive. I was looking for the million or so old barns and houses that Alberta has lying around. That night I came back a little happier and with a few ideas in mind.
My apartment balcony door faces the sunset. It’s the only window in my tiny apartment. Well that’s not true. I have a bedroom window that looks out into the balcony as well. So I get a 180 view of my balcony……yay. This sometimes can give me false hope as to the quality of the weather. So, as I was stepping outside to the parking lot, I noticed tonnes of clouds moving in. They seemed to be coming from where I wanted to go 😦
I was still groggy from the nap. I through my pack sack into the car and did the only thing you can do in such a situation. I went to Starbucks. I know, I know, its not the best coffee around. But it’s what I needed.
After figuring out that I was right. The clouds where going to ruin my, already somewhat failed, adventure. I decided to head to the river valley. For those of you not familiar with Edmonton. The river cuts Edmonton in half – diagonally. There are parks all along the river and bicycle paths connect them. They start by my house in the northeast and end in the southwest. I enjoy the river valley. It can be a strange mix at times. On one side you will have a park and the other a huge industrial thing that spews out smoke….. or how about the sewage treatment facility. Lets go have a BBQ. Eat hot dogs and breath in the fresh fresh air. 🙂 Nice stuff.
As I was driving, with my star bucks coffee frappacino, I started to figure the clouds would ruin everything soon. So, instead of heading somewhere different, I headed back to my favorite deformed tree. I did not accomplish much. No breath taking photos. But I did manage to shoots tonnes of frames. Lots of exposures for HDR practice later. Usually Practice isn’t that fun…..but this is shooting 🙂 Its always fun.