Through the Lens

Summer, through your lens

This photo was taken at FAR of my son, mountain biker Logan Rowley, pausing to soak it all in. One of my favourite shots!

Photo by Rich Rowley

It's a Hit
It feels like summer is here once the kids’ sports teams start playing in the afternoons. After only one hour of practice, the T-ball teams take to the field for their first game of the summer. It's a little disorganized, but everyone's having a great time - the kids hitting and chasing the ball that rarely ends up where they want it and the parents watching the enthusiastic pandemonium from the stands.

This months we asked for submissions representing "your funniest, craziest, or most beautiful "captures" from your summer in and around Fernie."

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Photos that represent community

The TransRockies Challenge is known around the world as North America’s best endurance mountain biking event. Teams and journalists from around the world flock to Fernie each year to capture the beauty, emotion and challenge.

Photo by Martina Halik
RavenEyePhotography.com

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Decorating Easter eggs is seriously fun to do, especially with friends. After having a fantastic day getting them ready, we place them in a basket for the bunny. When I whip out my camera to document them... there's "community" staring me straight in the face. Total fluke but pretty perfect!

Martina Halik and Hannah Johnson's photos are showcased in this month's Through the Lens, highlighting community.

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Creating Art Through the Environment

This month artists were asked to create art through the environment/recycling. These two submissions stood out and really captured the green motif we were going for.

Forgotten old semi truck ripe slowly turning to rust and waiting for a scrap yard to have its stell be reborn into something new and useful.

Photo by Matt Kuhn
MKuhnPhoto.com

While spending a full moon night at Thunder Meadows we decided to get creative with our headlights and the mountain. If you look closely you can see Luke's attempt at writing his name.

This month artists were asked to create art through the environment/recycling. These two submissions stood out and really captured the green motif we were going for.

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A CARDA dog, ready to work.
Photo by Todd Weselake
www.RavenEyePhotography.com

Ladies, meet longtime Fernie local photographer Todd Weselake. He's single, comes with excellent cooking skills, and his own snowmobile...
Photo by Martina Halik
www.RavenEyePhotography.com

Black and White Portraits

Allison is one of the few girls who ride dirt jumps in Fernie. You can usually see her at the City jumps with her riding buddy Kerri and the rest of the guys.

Photo by Dylan Siggers

Over the last few years, Al has been building some of the only free ride trails we have in Fernie. Clearly he has spent too much time alone out on the trails. Thanks for all the hard work.

Photo by Nick Nault
www.nicknaultphotography.blogspot.com

September's "Through the Lens" challenged photographers to take Black and White Portraits.

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Action in Summer Sports/Activities

Slip and Slide
Last summer Schulz and I came up with the idea of building a slip and slide somewhere really fun. We somehow made it happen out at Sandy Shores down on the Kooc. It was a really, really fun afternoon playing in the sun and water.
Photo by Matt Kuhn

Martina Halik on a mission to the anchors after jumping on a steep, gnarly, un-graded root.
Photo by Lisa Dawn Gover

Photos by Lisa Dawn Gover, Matt Kuhn and Liliane L'Archer in this month's photo gallery.

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Water & Movement

Leap of Faith
Related by marriage to white-water kayakers, I am frequently on the edge of conversations about water - its shape, flow and its holes, lines and eddies. The allure of water on people is strong. The irresistible pull of moving water is liberating – a kind of effortless, floating motion. In this photo, the kayaker takes this freedom to the next level, plummeting with his aquatic vehicle over a waterfall on the Elk River near Elko.

Photo by Jamie Hide
www.jamiehide.com

Not much can top a beautiful summer afternoon of playing on the Elk River.

Photo by Kevan Wilkie

Each month we are in awe of the talented photographers that submit to 'Through The Lens'. Here are July's picks!

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