Oct 11 – A PhotoWalk with Neil Zeller

2013Oct-NZPhotoWalk 118I might not be the best photographer in the world but I do enjoy taking photos. So how could I say no when invited to go for a photowalk with a friend for his Birthday. Happy Birthday Neil. Neil is an amazing photograher. I wish I had half of his talent. To see what I mean, check out his website. His photographs of the controversial Peace Bridge (aka the red bridge) are awesome and likely his claim to fame. They’ve even made it on a case of beer.

Not sure how many of us gathered at the top of the curling club stairs on Oct 11, but it was a good sized group of friends and stangers. It was cool to see a ton of tripods lined up along the ridge. We arrived before sunset to capture the beautiful views of the city as the sun slowly hid. We were lucky, the moon was also hanging in full view over the city towers. With the fall colors, the sun and the moon I suspect many great photos were taken that night.

We meandered down the stairs, that’s a long way down for my knee but I managed. We took the bridge over Memorial to the north side of the river. It was a slog walk as we stopped in many places to take photos. I had two cameras with me. – my little Canon PowerShot SX 260 HS and a Canon PowerShot SX10IS. The little camera does better evening/sunset shots so I mostly used it.

We moved along the river to the Peace Bridge. We spent a lot of time at the Peace Bridge before crossing it. I bailed at that time with another photographer and headed to the bar for the after party. A lot of the others carried on to Eau Claire before joining us at the bar. We had drinks and appys to celebrate Neil’s Birthday and a fun evening.

The rest of my photos are over on Flickr.
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