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Entries in Grande Prairie Regional College (4)

Tuesday
Jan242017

Dancing in the Dark

Photo Randy Vanderveen A Citie Ballet dancer performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.

I had the opportunity to photograph Citie Ballet performing at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre Saturday evening.

It was a fantastic performance which also had dancers from The Academy performing two sessions early in the show.

I was also amazed with how rapidly camera manufacturers have improved the quality of high iso photos taken by available light.

To stop dancers you have to have a fast shutter speed and with the limited light during the performance I was forced to shoot photos at ISO 10,000 f 1.8 at a shutter speed between 1/250 and 1/640 of a second.
I am showing my age when I say I remember when ISO 400 speed film didn't even come close to the quality of these images.

While the tool doesn't make the carpenter and the camera doesn't make the photographer it can sure be a big help to have the right tool for the job and in this case that means a newer model digital camera.

I hope you enjoy the black and white conversions.

 Photo Randy Vanderveen Citie Ballet dancers performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.Photo Randy Vanderveen A Citie Ballet dancer performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.

Photo Randy Vanderveen A Citie Ballet dancer performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Citie Ballet dancers performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.Photo Randy Vanderveen A Citie Ballet dancer performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.Photo Randy Vanderveen A Citie Ballet dancer performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.Photo Randy Vanderveen Citie Ballet dancers performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Citie Ballet dancers performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.

Photo Randy Vanderveen A Citie Ballet dancer performing in Jacinto and Love Articulated at the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College Saturday Jan. 21/17.

Saturday
Jan212017

A January view

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2017-01-16 Keith Fraser of Grande Prairie braves a cool wind on a mild day as he tries his luck at fishing on the frozen surface of Sturgeon Lake at Young's Point Provincial Park Monday. Fraser hadn't had any luck at the time the photo was taken.

Here are a few from the past week.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2017-01-13 Kirsten Rodacker prepares to pass the ball during as the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves volleyball teams took on the Kings University College Eagles the weekend of January 13 and 14/17.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2017-01-20 Ryan Pelster goes up for a shot under the basket despite the efforts of some NAIT defenders as the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves basketball team faced off against the visiting NAIT Ooks on Friday, January 20/17 at GPRC.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2017-01-16 A moose browses in the snow cover of a field east of Grande Prairie looking for food early Monday morning. The light snow covering in the County of Grande Prairie has made it easier for deer, moose and elk to forage for food.

Saturday
Jan072017

Looking back

Photo Randy Vanderveen , Kenya 2016-01-18 Serah Kaickye Mumo lives with HIV. She and Patrick Ngumbau, her 17 year old son were diagnosed the same time. Patrick is a member of the OVC ) Orphans and Vulnerable Children program run by CBM partners at the African Brotherhood Church (ABC).Keeping this site up to date certainly wasn't one of my strong points the past two years. Now that the first week of 2017 is past, let's see if I can do a little better. Here are some photos from 2016.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Nairobi, Kenya 2016-01-19 Portraits of some of the participants in a Muslim ministry group.Photo Randy Vanderveen Saddle Hills, Alberta, Canada 2016-08-24 ATCO Electric solar panel array is reflected in a worker's safety glasses at a Saddle Hills communication tower.Photo Randy Vanderveen Clairmont, Alberta, Canada 2016-06-18 A remuda of horses graze apparently unaware of the rainbow leading right to them following a brief shower Saturday evening June 18. The Peace Country could use a break from rain after heavy rain and winds earlier in the week caused damage on both sides of the BC/Alberta border.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2016-09-03 Members of the Grande Prairie Wolves Soccer team pose for photos for a new look in 2016.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2016-09-13 Kate Wilson, lead for the Aquatic Invasive Species Program with Alberta Environment and Parks, sprays Prentox, a fish specific toxin, among the reeds in the Muskoseepi Park Pond. A second crew in a boat applied the toxin in the main body of water later in the day to kill off an influx of goldfish which resulted when someone released some of the fish in the pond. The hardy fish are very aggressive and take over things and grow to a much larger size in a larger body of water. The release of the gold fish meant no trout fishing in the pond this past summer. It is hoped that this application will kill all the fish and allow for trout from hatcheries to be stocked next spring.Here's looking forward to a new year of possibilities.

Wednesday
Feb122014

Catching up

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Beaverlodge, Alberta Taegan Bradshaw works with Ban, a horse she is training in a paddock on the southern outskirts of Beaverlodge., while a second horse Blaze watches the proceedings. The temperature, while still below average, was beginning to warm up making it a pleasant morning to be outside.

Wow does time ever slip away. I had no idea it had been so long since the last post. I apologize. Here are some samples of recent work. I hope you enjoy.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie Air bubbles circulating through algae growing in tubes provides an abstract image in this photo taken late last year for Grande Prairie Regional College.

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Deer look up from feeding on hay in a farmer's field southwest of Grande Prairie. Wildlife like deer and elk can cause extensive damage to bales on Western Canadian farms, although in this case it looks like the hay was spread out for the animals.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Wembley, Alberta Empty shot gun cartridges litter the ground near a small lake north of Wembley. Most hunters are responsible and will ask permission and clean up shell casings and spent cartridges.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Wembley, Alberta Steam rises from around the base of a rig operating south of Wembley. Farmers could be hit with higher input costs as the price of diesel, propane and natural gas have all been on the rise in recent weeks.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Beaverlodge, Alberta Elk feed on a bale in a pasture on a farm southwest of Beaverlodge, Wednesday, Feb. 12. Elk ranching, while not as popular as bison, remains one of the stronger non-traditional livestock species on Alberta farms. According to the Alberta Elk Commission website the current estimates for numbers of elk farms and farmed elk total 800 farms and 35,000 elk in CanadaPhoto: Randy Vanderveen Hythe, Alberta A tractor-mounted snow blower clears the night's accumulation of snow off the driveway of a Hythe-area farm. While the quantity of snow that's fallen in February doesn't compare to the amount which fell in November and December, there has still been enough to keep both snow removal crews and private residents busy removing the white stuff.