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Northern summer in Churchill

When we hear a reference to “the north” an image of windswept tundra blanketed by snow and ice immediately rises to mind.  That, or maybe Santa Claus.  Even in the high arctic though, summer does arrive; the land takes on a very different look than that which we imagine and attracts seasonal animals that travel great distances to get there.

This past August I witnessed the brief northern summer for the first time with my own eyes and, of course, …

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  • SusanNovember 12, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful series. I just got home from Churchill myself and now (in November) it’s hard to believe it’s the the same place you’ve pictured here. I want to go in the summer now too…ReplyCancel

  • Angie RickwaltJanuary 9, 2017 - 6:12 pm

    Lovely photos! I’m looking to go in August of this year. Can you suggest any guides to use?

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • DavidJanuary 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm

      Hello Angie! Thanks for the message.

      In summertime there are less guided options than in other seasons, but I’m happy to say that the two major expedition companies operating out of the town itself at this time of year are both very good. Check out Sea North Tours for getting out on the water or Frontiers North for accessing the tundra with a buggy. Private guided options are always available if you have the desire and means, but I would start with the group options to get a taste.

      Have a great trip!ReplyCancel

As the eye sees it: A polar bear on the tundra.

This post is of a slightly different nature than usual: over the past two months I have spent a considerable amount of time with bears: black bears, grizzly bears, and polar bears.  Every situation is different – the roadside encounter, alpine surprises on the trail, or actively tracking them on the tundra.  Regardless, respect for an animal’s territory is always of paramount importance to minimize their stress level.  Wanting to get too close is unrealistic,…

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  • KarynNovember 1, 2016 - 4:18 pm

    I always wondered what it would actually be like up on the tundra. Thanks for showing a glimpse of what the eye actually sees.ReplyCancel

  • DavidNovember 6, 2016 - 10:22 am

    You’re welcome Karyn. A guide I was with on this trip was telling me about a research study done up there regarding the interaction of polar bears with people, and 90% of the bears will actually curiously approach the tundra vehicles…kind of like a reverse zoo where humans are the attraction. So, there are occasions when you can get close to the bears under the guidance of a good guide – emphasis on the necessary guidance of someone who understands the animals and environment.ReplyCancel

Carly Dow (and friends)

One of the great things about the Manitoba music community is the mutual support that artists give each other – competition is shrugged away, and friendship is the chosen way.  When a creator releases to the world something they have been working on for a long time, it is a thing to be celebrated.  Such was the case at Carly Dow‘s launch party for her new album, Ingrained – friends gathered, friends performed, friends danced, and all witnessed the …

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  • Carly DowMay 28, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    Thanks David!! These photos are gorgeous. I’m glad you could be there 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Roger RogerMay 28, 2015 - 10:23 pm

    WOW! What beautiful shots, these are incredible!ReplyCancel

  • DanielleJune 4, 2015 - 4:16 pm

    Beautiful series of portraits!ReplyCancel

Pecha Kucha Winnipeg

Pecha Kucha Winnipeg is an evening of presentations aimed at creatives by creatives.  It has a unique format of 20 slides per speaker, with only 20 seconds allowed per slide to keep things lively and to the point.  Pair this format with the huge variety of speakers and you can pretty much guarantee that you will be entertained and inspired.

I’ve been attending these evenings for a few years now and have always found them immensely inspiring.  When the opportunity…

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  • DanielleNovember 7, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    Nicely done David!ReplyCancel

Zombies Fire Dance?

And here I thought zombies and fire didn’t get along.

Yesterday was Winnipeg’s annual zombie walk, where the undead get together to enjoy some zombie culture.  Kicking things off at The Forks were the Undead Fire Performers who got the crowd fired up before taking to the streets.

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Matlock Pier Wallpaper


Matlock Pier, MB, Canada

I suppose you could say I have decided to start decorating desktops for people, because I’m now going to share high resolution wallpapers here.  To view all the wallpapers in the future, select the Wallpapers category in the blog menu and a list of all the wallpaper posts will show up.

To get things started off, this is an image I shot in the twilight before sunrise out at Matlock, MB.  This quiet little town is on the edge of Lake Winnipeg.  …

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  • DanielleOctober 18, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    There is such a strong sense of design in your photos. Thanks for the wallpaper!ReplyCancel