I was working through my photo archives and found several shots of the skies interspersed throughout events like soccer games. I've started to group them into a collection unto themselves. To that end, I've added a few to a set on Flickr and the rest on our own gallery site.
Welcome to the new site! Or rather, the new look-and-feel of the same site! Due to some accidental work behind-the-scenes, we were forced to upgrade the server software to the latest and greatest versions.
This also marks the end of the WordPress-based online store. We are moving the functionality over to our Gallery online store, so you will still be able to access and shop online for our photos and videos with the same credentials that you had previously.
We're working hard to get the rest of the site working again and even adding a few new features as we go.. Thanks for your patience!
It's been a little bit over a week since this happened and I just wanted to recount a recent experience we had in our neighbourhood.
On the evening of August 3rd, 2010, a recent Coronal Mass Ejection was going to hit the atmosphere. In an attempt to photograph some of the Aurora effects we were expected to see, I hit the road after midnight and headed a little bit south of the city. Unfortunately, nature conspired against this and it remained cloudy through the next hour and a half or so. Of course, it didn't really help that I could still see Calgary's light pollution from where I was. Disappointed that I couldn't get any cool Aurora shots, I headed home.
I got back somewhere between 01:30 and 02:00, realizing that I would be pretty run down for work the next day. As I was getting into bed, I heard these little crackling, popping noises coming from outside and shrugged them off as possibly kids setting off firecrackers or something. Then I heard a really loud BOOM and sat up thinking, "I … don't think that's a firecracker." I went to the windows wondering if I could see anything. Nothing out the front of the house, so I went to the back (looking northward), and saw an incredibly scary sight!