My plans are to soon leave Canada for a while and I recently started going through my ever growing messy photo archive. So I've decided to start my photoblog, if that's what actually this is going to be, with a view from the past.
In 2008, my buddy and I took a 1000km trip from Vancouver, British Columbia to Calgary, Alberta. It took us a day and we crossed 1 time zone, a desert, numerous forests and mountains, and finally reached the prairies.
All throughout the trip I took pictures with my Digital Elph Canon point-and-shoot through the window. With a different crowd I may have appeared annoying but my friend was happy to take me on my first trip through the Rockies. I was impressed, plus I always end up staring out the window on long car rides.
I believe it was a trip of several firsts. Certainly, it was the first time I had ever ventured out of Vancouver and into the province since my arrival to Canada in 2006.
Recently, i had heard about the infamous pine beetle and I was able to witness its destructive power. It was humbling to see how something so massive as a pine forest can become an empty shell.
I definitely hadn't seen so many mountain peaks before and was always hoping to spot some mountain goat hanging about. Of course, that was naive and touristy of me.
I wasn't too impressed with the images when i got the chance to download the files to my computer. They looked so bland and boring compared to the view I had from the car. It was easy to blame the little point-and-shoot for giving me such pedestrian results.
It's been 7 years since I had stashed them away and going through my archive I decided to give them another chance so I imported them into Lightroom and did some post-processing.
As a result, they achieved their desired effect, which is to remind me fondly of my first road adventure into the Rockies.