It was an honor to be asked to take pictures of the Clancy family this August long weekend. A year after the passing of Heather’s father, the family gathered in Winnipeg at Assiniboine Park to celebrate his life. Everything came together perfectly and they were fortunate to enjoy a beautiful sunny summer day for their gathering.
Its the end of June, so that means it’s time again to say goodbye to the exchange students who have spent the last 6 months in Canada. Before Larissa heads back home to Brazil we stopped at Grant’s Old Mill to take some pictures of her with the family. The time went by fast and we’re going to miss you!!
There’s nothing like a road trip. Getting out of the city exploring, and knowing that I was going to be laid up for the next couple months was the perfect motivation to get out and do just that. So on what started out as an overcast Monday in the middle of June, Claire and I took to the road with no agenda or real destination in mind. The weather co-operated, and we had a great day driving, listening to music, and of course stopping when we felt like it to take some pictures along the way. It was a fun day, and a great reminder that you don’t always need to go a long way to find some great subjects.
Saturday was a beautiful late fall day in Winnipeg. The temperatures reached the mid to upper teens – well above normals, so you couldn’t ask for a better day to head down to The Forks and take in the Canadian Cyclocross Championships. I had a friend (Stephen Page shown in the image) in from Victoria to ride in the event, and Saturday morning he was racing in the Master 40+ M/H event.
The first thing to strike me upon arriving was the magnitude of the event. It seemed as if the majority of The Forks was being used for the course. It was very well done and quite impressive. It consisted of a 3.2km course with features including some intense hills, gravel and a very difficult looking stretch of sand filled switchbacks down by the river.
It was a top notch event that riders and spectators flocked from both near and far to attend, and by all accounts was an outstanding success!