I hadn’t really planned on coming out this way. Three hours before I’d been heading down to the Bow River at Policeman’s Flats to check out the blue heron nesting colony and look for any interesting ducks.
But as I got to the southern edge of the city, I looked off to the west. There was a lot of fresh snow over there so kept going south for a better look. The high country was blanketed from the mountain peaks to the foothills and it looked like more snow was about to fall.
See ya later, herons. I headed west.
The colour in the ice piled along the shores of Keho Lake was crazy.
Deep blues, turquoises, slivers of silver that sparkled with prismatic rainbows as the shards clattered and tinkled on the banks. I was there with my old friend Stu and we could have spent the entire day taking pictures there. But my impatience made us move on.
I know I’d be back, though, and soon. It was too lovely to waste.
The latest chinook has blown away the snow and polished up the ice at a beaver pond that I know up in Kananaskis Country. So I strapped on my crampons and wandered out on the frozen surface to have a look. There were all kinds of cool things both in and on the ice.
This guy was different. He just looked over his shoulder, seemed to shrug, then ignored me. I took a couple of shots, and then decided to edge closer. That worked so I edged closer again. And, then suddenly I was right across the road from him, so close that I didn’t need the full power of my Sigma 150-600 C zoom to get a picture. He barely acknowledged my presence.
Let’s get this out of the way right off the top. The Canon EOS M5 is a sweet little camera.
It does pretty much everything its more sizeable siblings can do and even a few things they can’t. The controls are all in their familiar places – familiar to Canon shooters, anyway – the EVF is nice and snappy, the big back screen gives you an IMAX view of whatever you’re shooting and the focusing is speedy and accurate.